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10 FEBRUARY 2014

Ports of Auckland invests in new tug and straddles

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Ports of Auckland has announced it is buying a new tug and two new straddle carriers, as it prepares to meet continuing growth at its container terminal.

The new tug, and the two new straddle carriers, are already under construction and will be delivered later this year.

This investment, worth around $12 million, will allow the port to handle bigger ships and boost container handling speed and efficiency.

Click here to read the media release

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Ports of Auckland Round the Bays 2014: Have you signed up yet?

Ports of Auckland Round the Bays, New Zealand's largest mass-participation event will be held on Sunday 09 March 2014.

Sign up for the fun run here and book a BBQ site here. There are limited sites available so get in quick.

This year since BBQ sites are limited to Madills Farm, POAL's site will be located near the finish line at Vellenoweth Green. As such, we will not have the 'Shipping Lane' available for BBQ sites.

Proceeds from the 2014 Ports of Auckland Round the Bays will benefit the following charities:

  • Radio Lollipop will receive funds for new studio equipment.
  • The Hearing House will use the funding to funds raised will provide for new equipment ? a tympanometer and audiometer
  • Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand - IBD Youth Camp for 25 participants.
  • Auckland Cystic Fibrosis Branch - Exercise grant encouraging participation in physical exercise to positively affect quality of life.
  • Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust - Six months of subsidised music therapy sessions for 10 children.
  • Lifeline (Kidsline) - Training of volunteer buddies.
  • Fairfax First Books will provide children in disadvantaged communities with access to books.

Click here to view or download the training schedule

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Thousands flock for a look behind the 'Red Fence'

Nearly 18,000 people took the opportunity to get behind Ports of Auckland's iconic Red Fence as the company unlocked the gates for Auckland Anniversary weekend.

Ports of Auckland Head of Communications Matt Ball said the event was a roaring success.

It is the first time the port has held an open day on a commercial wharf. Captain Cook wharf, which is right at the foot of the Auckland CBD, is one of the Ports' main vehicle ship berths and is often packed with cars, trucks and heavy machinery.

The Port has already begun planning for next year's event.

"2015 is both the Port's and Auckland's 175 Anniversary and as such we're hoping to make the event even bigger and better than this year," Mr Ball said.

SeePort 2015 will once again be held during Auckland Anniversary Weekend - 24 - 26 January 2015.

Click here to view a short video of the event

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Truck Service Statistics

The latest truck services statistics report is now available. 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. We are also committed to being totally transparent about our performance.

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 December report here

Download January report here

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