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05 AUGUST 2013

Auckland prepared for larger ships

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The past few weeks have seen Auckland's port handle some of the larger vessels that call New Zealand including the returning Southern Star service and the one off visit of 5000 TEU vessel, Cap Ferrato.

Auckland is blessed with a wide tidal range and our shipping channel is already capable of handling the big ships of the future. The completion of the berth deepening project at Fergusson Container Terminal further future proofs the port.

Our focus on productivity continues, with high levels of performance maintained for the large exchanges.

We look forward to a continued lift in performance and improved efficiencies to support our customers and the larger tonnage visiting Auckland

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Alice makes her way through the port

Recently Auckland welcomed the BBC Georgia with her very special cargo - 'Alice', the tunnel boring machine.

The 10th largest in the world, Alice has been designed for the $1.4b Waterview Connection project.

Because of its size, the machine has been broken down into 97 separate pieces, including 20 containers of small parts.

Some of the pieces were so large that the port was required to cut the fence at our oversize cargo gate so it could go through.

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Auckland's primary cruise terminal unveiled

Last week Auckland's primary cruise terminal, Shed 10 on Queens Wharf was unveiled, with an official welcome to the cruise industry this evening.

The 103 year old building looks good and promises to be a great place to welcome visitors to Auckland. As Auckland's primary cruise terminal, the building will see tens of thousands of visitors go through it from October.

The mobile gangway provided by Ports of Auckland is a specialist piece of equipment that will automatically move up and down as the ship moves with the tide and allow for the rapid transfer of passengers between the ship and Shed 10

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Ports to sponsor Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

Ports of Auckland has signed up as the new naming rights sponsor for the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta.

?The Regatta, like the port, is as old as Auckland. The first Auckland Regatta was held on the day the city was founded in 1840, 11 years before the first America?s Cup race. We have a connection with the Regatta both through this history and the Waitematā harbour we share, which makes it the perfect event for us to support,? Chief Executive Tony Gibson said.

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Truck Service Statistics

Ports of Auckland is committed to providing a consistent and timely service to road carriers, enabling import and export cargo to be picked up and delivered in a timely way

Performance against this commitment is measured in several ways, including:

  • the proportion of truck visits entering via the self-service kiosks (rather than by manual process in the Road Office)
  • the average time taken to turn a truck
  • the proportion of truck visits turned within 30 minutes
  • the average quantity of containers exchanged per truck visit
  • the average dwell time of import containers in the port.

Download June report here

Download July report here

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EMA Conference: Trends and Personal insights - Supply chain and logistics

The EMA Supply Chain and Logistics Conference is being held at the Stamford Plaza 29th August 2013. Speakers include:

  • Steve Aston on a Case Study of Coca Cola Amatil
  • Gijs Faber from Foodstuff Auckland on Trends in Warehousing from a grocery & FMCG perspective
  • Mieszko Iwaskow from NZTA on the Future of Auckland Transport
  • Helen Murray from Lion New Zealand on Culture & Team Development
  • Transportation Trends Panel: Road – Ken Shirley, Road Transport Forum, Rail – Iain Hill, KiwiRail, Sea – Greg Steed, NZ Shippers Council

For more information please visit www.emaevents.co.nz/supplychain

The EMA also have a special offer for this week only. Buy one ticket and get the second one at half price. To accept this offer please contact Karen Joe at EMA on 09 3670959 or [email protected] and quote the code: 13ATTENDEE. Please not this offer is only valid until COB 9th August 2013.

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