Quake cargoes keep Pacifica Shipping busy

10:01 am on 17 September 2010

Pacifica Shipping has benefited from broken roads and rail following the earthquake in Canterbury.

The coastal shipper says it's moved a record amount of freight for companies needing urgent supplies through the port of Lyttelton.

The company says it's carried over 2000 container units since the magnitude 7.1 earthquake on 4 September. Another 1000 containers are due to be delivered over the next few days.

Pacifica Shipping says it clearly shows the importance of having regular sea freight connections with other ports around the country.