Photos by Richard Norton
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After arriving from Picton in New Zealands South Island to top up tonnage the Louise Bulker departs Mount Maunganui with another shipment of New Zealand logs bound for China.
The Kakariki arrives from Marsden Point near Whangarei with another shipment of Petroleum products to work prior to heading to Napier a few days later.
Taken from Mount Drury Reserve, the OOCL Dalian arrives from Napier to work some traffic before sailing for Hong Kong.
Looking across the harbour from Princes Pier, Port Melbourne to the berth at the Gellibrand Tank Farm
Ready to assist another ship to her berth at the Port of Tauranga, the Tai Pari.
Sir Robert takes a breather at Salisbury Wharf, Mount Maunganui.
Working the shipping channels of the Port of Tauranga the Balder R does another pass arriving back into the Harbour
Loaded with Export Logs, the Eastern Cape sails for China. She had previously loaded at Gisborne before calling into Tauranga for topping up.
The Noordam arrives at the Port of Tauranga from Napier for a day before sailing that evening to Auckland
The Nona Bulker completes her arrival from Timaru at the Port of Tauranga
View arriving at the Port of Tauranga from Mount Maunganui, the Sri Lanka arrives from Napier for a short stay before sailing to Brisbane.
The Azamara Quest has just arrived from Napier for an overnight stay at the Port of Tauranga.
The recently arrived TS Alpha berthed at Mount Maunganui No.7 discharges Urea.
The Capitaine Wallis arrives at the Port of Tauranga on her vovage from Lautoka, Fiji
The Southern Moana arrives from Santo ....next port was to be Auckland
Stena Provence sails from the Port of Tauranga bound for the Port of Napier
Busy day at the Port of Tauranga, in port were the Voyager of the Seas, Seabourn Odyssey and the Seven Seas Mariner - making contributions to the regions economy.
On a stop over between Auckland and Wellington for the day.
Arriving from Napier NZ, after loading would be sailing for Tokyo.
The Capitaine Cook has arrived at the Sulphur Point berths from Lautoka for a quick turnaround with Isalnd produce before heading to Auckland.
In a short visit to Tauranga the Spirit of Shanghai looks lightly loaded as she heads to the Port of Auckland.
So close to the Mount Maunganui Peninsular - but within the shipping channel heading for Lyttleton
Loaded with NZ Export Goods, the Lica Maersk eases her way from Sulphur Point berths enroute to Lyttleton NZ
En-route to the Port of Napier
The Maren Bulker sails from the Port Of Tauranga en-route to Napier - sort of a circumnavigation of New Zealand, her previous port of call was New Plymouth on the west coast of the North Island
After initially loading export logs at the Port of Gisborne, the Tokomaru Bay sails from the Port of Tauranga after topping up with more export logs bound for Korea.
The Kakariki sails from the Port of Tauranga heading to Marsden Point, the site of New Zealands only Oil Refinery.
At a Mount Maunganui berth at the Port of Tauranga