Ports of Auckland has been
recognised as the ‘Best Seaport in Oceania’ at the Asian Freight, Logistics and
Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards.
Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson
said he was extremely pleased that the hard work of the port’s employees has
been recognised with the award. “Thousands of shippers and industry
experts voted in these awards, which means the results are a true reflection of
our performance. To be the only New Zealand port even nominated for this
award and then to win it is just brilliant,” he said.
“I am immensely proud of our
people here at Ports of Auckland. Our people are world-class, innovative,
creative and hard-working. Night and day, in fair weather and foul, they
get the ships in and out and ensure that Aucklanders have access to the goods
they want and need. It is fantastic that their efforts have been
Finalists were judged on
efficiency, container shipping-related infrastructure, fee structures,
facilitation of ancillary services and truck turnaround times. Voters were also
asked to evaluate finalists’ investment in new infrastructure to meet future
The other finalists were Port of
Melbourne, Port of Brisbane and Sydney Ports.
The annual awards, hosted and
organised by Asia Cargo News, recognise leading air and shipping lines,
air and sea ports, logistics providers and other industry professionals.
The ‘Best Seaport in Oceania’ award was introduced as a new category in 2016
following the inception of the awards in 1986, making Ports of Auckland the
award’s first recipient.
Ports of Auckland is New
Zealand’s most efficient port according to figures published by the Ministry
of Transport. In December 2015 the company reported a 10% increase in crane
rate efficiency, as noted in their Interim
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