Container work lost, jobs threatened at Timaru’s port
Timaru’s port company is to lose all its container work after shipping lines Maersk and Hamburg Sud today advised they were withdrawing their combined service in mid-September.
The Rail and Maritime Transport Union says the move is expected to mean the loss of more than 50 jobs.
PrimePort chief executive Jeremy Boys confirmed it would mean the loss of a container port in the South Island.
“This is the only container service into….”