The introduction of a dedicated maritime levy in New Zealand is visibly maximising support for seafarers, according to the New Zealand Ministry of Transport.
The southern hemisphere’s first fully electric, carbon fibre commuter ferry has successfully completed its inaugural round trip with a Thordon seawater lubricated propeller shaft arrangement supplied by New Zealand’s Henley Engineering.
New Zealand’s government has updated legislation to allow maritime levies on vessels visiting its ports to help fund seafarer welfare services.
“The Maritime Transport Act will be amended through the Regulatory Systems (Transport) Amendment Bill to allow maritime levies to be used to provide support services coordinated by the Seafarers Welfare Board.”
The seafarers visiting New Zealand is up for a major surprise as a charitable organization supporting seafarers visiting will be boosting funding
The Isle of Man Ship Registry has been selected as the flag state to oversee the construction of two rail-enabled RoPax ferries that will connect New Zealand’s North and South Islands.
A new state-of-the-art 26k tonne Maritime Sustainment and Capability vessel for the Royal New Zealand Navy has successfully completed its series of 7 Contractual Sea Trials and was delivered on 8 June 2020.
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Maritime NZ Acting Director, Stephanie Winson, said the tragedy in Wellington harbour 50 years ago helped change international maritime safety conventions and standards.