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Parts of Wellington Port still closed

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 20/11/2016

Wellington Port's container shipping operation remains suspended one week on from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

Damage to the port, operated by CentrePort, is more extensive than the Sedon earthquakes in 2013.

Chief executive of CentrePort, Derek Nind, said he is optimistic about the future of the port.

"We're working on options for getting containers moving through the port, and finding alternative space for our staff. It's going to be some time before we return to 'normal', but we're already enabling much-needed economic activity in Wellington."

CentrePort also owns Statistics House which sustained significant damage during the quake.

Large parts of the Port are open, and engineers are continuing inspections in order for it to re-open fully.

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