New Zealand’s Port of Tauranga has claimed status as the country’s “largest, fastest-growing and most-productive port”, following an impressive annual result.
The Port of Tauranga has won an inaugural industry award for its efforts to eliminate biosecurity threats.
The Port of Tauranga has announced that it is on track to become the first port in New Zealand to transport more than 1m teu across its wharves in a single year.
Hamburg Süd is to follow Maersk Line in taking larger container ships to the Port of Tauranga when it begins a peak season service using 7,200 teu vessels.
New Zealand’s largest export port, Port of Tauranga, is expecting a comparable 2.2% to 7.4% rise in net after-tax profit to between NZ$79m and NZ$83m in the 2016-2017 financial year.
South Port has returned a comparable 13% rise in net after-tax profit to a record NZ$8.7m and 6% increase in revenue to a record NZ$36.7m during the 2015-2016 financial year.
Port of Tauranga has reported a comparable 9.4% dip in net profit after tax to NZ$38.56m for the six months to December 31, 2015 - albeit the result is a NZ$56,000 improvement on last year’s interim when comparing underlying profit after tax figures.
COMMENT: Should local politicians be made accountable for the decisions made by their regional ports? It is an interesting question which is currently being debated in New Zealand, where all ports have either majority or 100% regional council ownership, often through a holding company, writes Dave MacIntyre.
There is more bad news for the Port of Auckland as a result of current strikes diverting vessels to the Port of Tauranga instead – it has lost one of its most lucrative container shipping contracts to its rival entirely.
The stricken container vessel Rena, which ran aground off Astrolabe Reef in New Zealand last October, has finally broken up – creating fears of a further oil spill and more traffic disruption for the Port of Tauranga.
Port of Tauranga has announced it can no longer accept unscheduled calls from vessels wishing to bypass Ports of Auckland as that port’s ongoing industrial dispute stretches it beyond capacity.
Liebherr Container Cranes has won a contract to supply New Zealand’s Port of Tauranga with two super post panamax cranes.
A 27-tonne container of avocados fell seven metres onto the ANL Benalla in one of two recent container crane malfunctions at the Port of Tauranga.
Strikes are a common theme in the news this week, but they’re clearly not bad news for everyone as the Port of Tauranga will attest.
Varied storage solutions are needed to cater for different cargoes and strategies. Dave and Iain MacIntyre report
Port of Tauranga is frustrated at both the NZ$2.5m (US$2.1m) expenditure - excluding staff time - and four-year process it has undertaken to seek resource consent to widen and deepen its harbour channel.
The Port of Tauranga has received its first vessel at its new NZ$30m wharf expansion at its container terminal, Sulphur Point.
Port of Tauranga in New Zealand has been given the go ahead to proceed with works to widen and deepen its shipping channels to accomodate larger ships following a four year consent process.
New Zealand’s port sector holds high expectations the Government will amend the Resource Management Act to ensure consent for vital port developments can be achieved in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Port of Tauranga chief executive Mark Cairns says his port is comfortable with the co-governance framework for the harbour and catchment being drawn up between the Tauranga Moana Iwi Collective, local authorities and the Crown.
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