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Auckland reviews subsidiaries’ roles
Ports of Auckland (PoAL) has initiated a review of the both the Nexus Logistics supply chain joint venture established with Netlogix in late 2014 as well as its Conlinxx subsidiary which manages cargo flow between the seaport and its Wiri (South Auckland) inland port. 17 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
CentrePort strategy reviewed
Majority owner of CentrePort Wellington, the Greater Wellington Regional Council, has requested port management both document its further post-earthquake recovery plans as well as accommodate a longer-term view of potential redevelopment options. 17 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
LED floodlighting for Auckland
An estimated annual saving of at least 1.17 Gigawatt hours of electricity - nearly 7% of the port’s total electricity usage - is expected from the first installation of LED floodlighting by Ports of Auckland (PoAL). 17 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Australia focus on future infrastructure
An advisory panel has been set up to guide the Australian Government on infrastructure investment plans through to 2100. 15 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
VICT teething problems overcome
The new Victoria International Container Terminal in Melbourne has admitted it experienced teething problems in its test start-up of operations but management has expressed confidence for when it begins full operations soon. 15 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
DPW Australia price hikes ‘could have been higher’
Controversial stevedoring infrastructure charges introduced by DPW Australia could have been higher if the Port of Melbourne Corporation had carried through with proposed rent rises two years ago, Australia’s competition watchdog has said. 15 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Melbourne second box port developments
An independent authority is gathering together the evidence it will consider in developing its future advice to government on a second container port for Australia’s state of Victoria. 07 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
Tauranga on track for one million containers
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. 23 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Ports of Auckland reports progress
Ports of Auckland continues to make a significant economic and social contribution to Auckland and New Zealand, despite the ongoing difficult international shipping and trading environment, said chief executive Tony Gibson. 22 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
DPW in final three for Townsville bid
DP World Australia has been named one of three proponents to progress on to the next stage of the Port of Townsville’s Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Berth 4 upgrade development. 22 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Hamburg Süd goes big in Tauranga
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. 13 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Warning over counterfeit containers
Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is warning shippers to be on the lookout for counterfeit containers. 13 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Competing down under
Australia is getting serious about port privatisation, explain Dave and Iain MacIntyre 03 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Newcastle mulls increased breakbulk role
A report prepared for the Port of Newcastle has raised the possibility of increasing breakbulk volumes through the port by developing land previously occupied by a steelworks. 17 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy
Auckland and Lyttelton support South Island
Ports of Auckland, Lyttelton Port of Christchurch and KiwiRail have joined forces to provide movement of domestic freight from Auckland to Christchurch following the Kaikoura Earthquake. 23 Nov 2016 - Port Strategy
Positive Tauranga forecast
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. 18 Nov 2016 - Port Strategy
Kiwis rebound from quakes 
Transport services are largely returning to normality in New Zealand following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake which hit the upper east coast of the South Island at 12.02am on November 14. 18 Nov 2016 - Port Strategy
Competition concerns on Oz privatization
The concentration of ownership in the Australian economy by large corporations, including in ports, has been questioned by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chair, Rod Sims. 16 Nov 2016 - Port Strategy
DPW still committed to Tasmanian terminal 
DP World Australia is to proceed with a container terminal at Burnie, a decision applauded by the Tasmanian Government. 16 Nov 2016 - Port Strategy
‘Significant impact’ of Melbourne second port
Infrastructure Victoria (IV) has weighed into the debate about plans for a second container port to complement Melbourne. 12 Oct 2016 - Port Strategy