Resource Consenting Process

To ensure we can continue to support the upper North Island’s growth, we are undertaking a resource consenting process to allow ongoing extraction of sand off the coast of Pakiri to help meet the needs of the construction sector.


Barging Timber Kilns

With the use of the pairing of our tug the Acheron III and barge the Pohonui, we barged two large timber kilns along with a number of other bulk items for the kilns from Tauranga to Whangarei.

Kiln weights were individually lifted on board (44 in total) and acted as a stand for the kilns, each 17x11m kiln was lifted on and put carefully in its place, while the other bulk items were carefully placed around the remaining deck space.

Using a combination of welded U-beam braces, heavy duty lugs and chain, the kilns and other items were securely lashed to the deck allowing for a safe sail up the coast to their new home in Northland. The Pohonui with its steel deck and removable front and rear hopper walls makes her a perfect vessel to customise the deck space larger or smaller depending on the type of bulk cargo. This particular job was a great example of her versatility.

Family Values

The King’s College Courier magazine recently wrote an article about the McCallum family, which discusses the history of McCallum Bros Limited,®  and the development of the next generation of the company and family.


Launch of William Fraser

“The “William Fraser was launched on July 3rd, 2019 in Miri, eastern Malaysia. The  newest addition to the McCallum Bros Limited® fleet was designed and built by the Ling Family, owners of the Berjaya Dock Yard.

This project has been managed by our Operations Manager, Mike Haynes who has spent an enormous amount of time in Miri ensuring the smooth construction of the build. We can’t thank him enough for his dedication and commitment to the project. We could not have done such a build without Mike.

The William Fraser is an integral part of our growth and sustainability and corporate social responsibility practices.

Measuring 68m x 16m with a DWT of 1500T, she is primarily designed to extract sand and carry aggregates and project cargo.


Picnic Bay erosion protection

In May 2018 the Kapua vessel delivered the first of two barge loads of heavy rock to create a protective seawall at Picnic Bay on Waiheke Island.


Logs barged from Tryphena to Marsden Point

Loading logs at Tryphena, Great Barrier Island

In May 2017 the Kapua began the barge transport of approximately 2000T of logs from Tryphena on Great Barrier Island to Marsden Point for export.


Chatham Island Wharf and Breakwater Construction

In April 2016 the Acheron III with the Pohonui in tow carried construction materials and machinery for the construction of a new wharf and breakwater at Waitangi in the Chatham Islands.


Slipper Island Transport

Transport to Slipper Island
Transport to Slipper Island

In June 2016 the Kapua delivered a consignment of materials for a house build to Slipper Island, off Whitianga.