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Update for Port Users: Log Unchaining and Road Layout Changes Coming Soon

As part of our commitment to keep everyone safe while working on port, we have conducted a number of successful unchaining location and traffic flow trials to better manage the health and safety risks associated with log unchaining. Based on these productive exercises and the valuable feedback we have received from those involved, we are implementing a number of permanent changes to the unchaining processes at Napier Port.

We are taking a staged approach to these changes with an aim for the project to be completed in early October. We will be sure to keep you updated regularly as the project progresses and the following changes are implemented.

What are the changes taking place?

SHED 7
Commencing this month, we will be preparing the infrastructure and activating operational plans for a new central unchaining location south of Shed 7 (as shown in the image below). These changes will include:

  • Five unchaining lanes separated by concrete jersey barriers and fencing
  • New road markings painted and signage installed
  • New traffic control lighting installed
  • Traffic management plans updated
  • Realignment of main road
  • Introduction of new bark sweep-off area

 

WHARF 4 LOG YARD
Also commencing this month, we will be preparing new infrastructure for the Wharf 4 Log Yard unchaining area. These changes will include new unchaining lanes separated by concrete jersey barriers and fencing, road markings and signage. Further details will be provided in due course.

WHARF 1 RESEALING WORKS
Tied to the unchaining project and part of Napier Port’s wider strategic plans, our Infrastructure team are readying to commence ground improvements to the area currently occupied by ISO and Genera (adjacent to the toilet amenities). This area will be sealed and consequently made available for log storage and improved traffic management. We are currently finalising plans for these works and will be providing further updates over the coming weeks in regards to traffic disruptions and any operational changes.

Thank You and Further Information

Thank you in advance for your patience and support as we work to implement the above changes and continue the important work of making the port safer for everyone.

Please keep an eye out for further communications detailing the stages of this project, including the potential impact on operations and the health and safety measures we will be putting into place to manage these changes effectively.

Also, we are in the process of preparing informative pamphlets ahead of the completion of our unchaining project and will be distributing these directly to transport operators, and other relevant parties, to help educate port users on the new processes.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me on email markb@napierport.co.nz or phone 06 833 4404.

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