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Auckland planning for growth in cruiseAuckland planning for growth in cruise31/10/2012 3:00:00 a.m.“The 2012/13 cruise season is set to be a fantastic one as Ports of Auckland welcomes some of the largest cruise ships in the world to Auckland,” Wayne Mills Ports of Auckland General Manager Multi-Cargo and Marine said today.
Ports of Auckland and PortPro sign collective agreementPorts of Auckland and PortPro sign collective agreement5/10/2012 3:00:00 a.m.Ports of Auckland has this week signed a collective agreement with the PortPro union.
PortConnect goes live, promises supply chain efficienciesPortConnect goes live, promises supply chain efficiencies28/09/2012 4:00:00 a.m.Ports of Auckland and Port of Tauranga today launched their single window container management portal - ‘PortConnect’.
Port competitors to launch online portal to increase supply chain efficienciesPort competitors to launch online portal to increase supply chain efficiencies14/09/2012 4:00:00 a.m.​The two largest container terminal operators in New Zealand, Port of Tauranga Ltd and Ports of Auckland Ltd have announced their intention to launch a single container management portal called ‘PortConnect’.
Celebrate Auckland’s Heritage onboard the William C. DaldyCelebrate Auckland’s Heritage onboard the William C. Daldy31/08/2012 4:00:00 a.m.The upcoming Auckland Heritage Festival will once again see Ports of Auckland offer free tours of the Waitemata Harbour and seaport on board the historic steam tug William C. Daldy.
Ports of Auckland 2011/12 Annual Results AnnouncementPorts of Auckland 2011/12 Annual Results Announcement24/08/2012 4:00:00 a.m.Ports of Auckland’s Multi-Cargo division, which handles break-bulk cargo and vehicles, delivered a strong full-year result, with EBIT up 21.4%. Break-bulk tonnage was up almost 10% and vehicle volumes up almost 17%.
Ports of Auckland employee named International Young AchieverPorts of Auckland employee named International Young Achiever15/06/2012 4:00:00 a.m.Ports of Auckland Operations Co-ordinator Jesse-Lee Thomson-Cowley has been named “International Young Achiever” by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) at a ceremony in the UK this week.
Port comment on Final Waterfront Plan Port comment on Final Waterfront Plan 31/05/2012 11:00:00 p.m.Ports of Auckland welcomes the publication of the first edition of the Final Waterfront Plan, which will be presented to the Auckland Plan Committee on Tuesday 5 June.
POAL applies for Certificate of Compliance POAL applies for Certificate of Compliance 29/05/2012 11:00:00 p.m.Ports of Auckland has confirmed that it has applied to the Auckland Council for a Certificate of Compliance for [name of structure].
POAL comment on Auckland's cruise industryPOAL comment on Auckland's cruise industry21/05/2012 4:00:00 a.m.Auckland plays a key role in the New Zealand tourism industry as the primary exchange point for cruise ships – where passengers embark or disembark their vessel, and where ships are re-provisioned.
Ports of Auckland Cruise Terminal Wins AwardPorts of Auckland Cruise Terminal Wins Award11/05/2012 5:00:00 a.m.With just one more cruise visit left to officially bring the 2011/12 cruise season to an end, Ports of Auckland says it has been a record season capped by winning the “Most Efficient Terminal Operation” award in the international Cruise Insight 2011 Award<img alt="" src="/media-publications/PublishingImages/POAL%20High%20Res%20Logo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
POAL Focussed on Achieving Collective POAL Focussed on Achieving Collective 7/05/2012 11:00:00 p.m.Ports of Auckland and Maritime New Zealand (MUNZ – Local 13), today began the formal facilitation process, convened by the Employment Relations Authority.
POAL comment on MUNZ release POAL comment on MUNZ release 1/05/2012 11:00:00 p.m.As previously stated, POAL is focussed on the facilitation process to reach an agreement with the Maritime Union.
Mega cruise season comes to an end Mega cruise season comes to an end 29/04/2012 11:00:00 p.m.Ports of Auckland is hailing the upcoming cruise season as a bumper one, with expected ship calls at a record high of 97.
POAL Comment on Productivity Commission’s Final Report on International Freight Services POAL Comment on Productivity Commission’s Final Report on International Freight Services 23/04/2012 11:00:00 p.m.Ports of Auckland welcomed the Productivity Commission’s final report on international freight services released today.
Update on Facilitation ProcessUpdate on Facilitation Process18/04/2012 5:00:00 a.m.The Employment Relations Authority has accepted the joint application by POAL and MUNZ to facilitate the ongoing collective negotiations. POAL expects the facilitation process to begin shortly.
Application for Facilitation Filed Application for Facilitation Filed 16/04/2012 11:00:00 p.m.An application for facilitation between Ports of Auckland and the Maritime Union was filed with the Employment Relations Authority this morning.
Application For Facilitation To Be Lodged Early This WeekApplication For Facilitation To Be Lodged Early This Week15/04/2012 5:00:00 a.m.An application to the Employment Relations Authority to start facilitation between Ports of Auckland and the Maritime Union will be filed early this week.
Ports of Auckland Welcomes Move To Facilitation To Settle DisputePorts of Auckland Welcomes Move To Facilitation To Settle Dispute13/04/2012 5:00:00 a.m.Ports of Auckland has today welcomed agreement from MUNZ to make an urgent application for facilitation in order to settle the eight month dispute.
Two Day Mediation Underway Between POAL & MUNZTwo Day Mediation Underway Between POAL & MUNZ12/04/2012 5:00:00 a.m.Ports of Auckland and the Maritime Union are today meeting for further mediation, which is set down for two days.
POAL Seeks Facilitation After Union Refuses to NegotiatePOAL Seeks Facilitation After Union Refuses to Negotiate4/04/2012 5:00:00 a.m.POAL is disappointed by the results of today’s mediation with the Maritime Union.
Port surprised at MUNZ allegationPort surprised at MUNZ allegation4/04/2012 5:00:00 a.m.Ports of Auckland is surprised by and does not accept Garry Parsloe’s statement about today’s mediation. The Port was focused and well prepared, and gains were made today.
Mediation Positive, says PortMediation Positive, says Port4/04/2012 5:00:00 a.m.Ports of Auckland today resumed mediation to achieve a Collective Agreement with the Maritime Union (MUNZ – Local 13).
Trading results - Six months ended 31 December 2011Trading results - Six months ended 31 December 20114/04/2012 5:00:00 a.m.Total container volume (TEU) was 454,234, up 0.2% on pcp. Full import container volume grew by 1.7% to 169,557 reflecting a relatively subdued economic environment.
Port lifts lockout noticePort lifts lockout notice30/03/2012 4:00:00 a.m.This afternoon POAL announced it had cancelled the lockout due to start on 6 April, on the basis that the parties return to the bargaining table, and then make use of a legal facilitation process as provided for within the Employment Relations Act.
Resignation of Director Rob Campbell Resignation of Director Rob Campbell 29/03/2012 10:00:00 p.m.Ports of Auckland Chairman, Richard Pearson today confirmed that he had accepted the resignation of Ports of Auckland Director, Rob Campbell.
POAL Media StatementPOAL Media Statement29/03/2012 4:00:00 a.m.Ports of Auckland today said 195 MUNZ members came to the Port this afternoon to accept the company’s offer of a week’s pay while issues around any return to work are decided in the Employment Court.
POAL Comment Following Employment Court Hearing Today POAL Comment Following Employment Court Hearing Today 26/03/2012 10:00:00 p.m.During an Employment Court hearing today, the parties agreed that the union's arguments regarding lockouts would be adjourned until 11:00am on Friday 30 March.
POAL Comment Following Employment Court Hearing TodayPOAL Comment Following Employment Court Hearing Today26/03/2012 10:00:00 p.m.During an Employment Court hearing today, the parties agreed that the union's arguments regarding lockouts would be adjourned until 11:00am on Friday 30 March
Port Company Meets With Union Over Return Of Workers Port Company Meets With Union Over Return Of Workers 22/03/2012 10:00:00 p.m.Ports of Auckland has today met with union representatives regarding the return to work of Maritime Union members who have been on strike for the past 4 weeks.
POAL Issues Lockout Notice To Striking Workers POAL Issues Lockout Notice To Striking Workers 21/03/2012 10:00:00 p.m.Ports of Auckland has today issued a Lockout Notice to striking Maritime Union workers.
Ports of Auckland Update Ports of Auckland Update 11/03/2012 10:00:00 p.m.The Ports of Auckland has called in the Police this morning to protect staff, truckies and visitors to the Port
Ports Of Auckland Announces Drake New Zealand and AWF Group As Competitive Stevedore Partners Ports Of Auckland Announces Drake New Zealand and AWF Group As Competitive Stevedore Partners 8/03/2012 10:00:00 p.m.Ports of Auckland announced it has signed contracts with Drake New Zealand and AWF Group following its decision to introduce competitive stevedoring at its Fergusson and Bledisloe Container Terminal operations.
Ports Of Auckland Signs Contract With Drake New Zealand Ports Of Auckland Signs Contract With Drake New Zealand 7/03/2012 10:00:00 p.m.Ports of Auckland announced it has today signed a contract with Drake New Zealand following its decision to introduce competitive stevedoring at its Fergusson and Bledisloe Container Terminal operations.
POAL response to latest MUNZ strike noticePOAL response to latest MUNZ strike notice7/03/2012 10:00:00 p.m.POAL’s focus is on running the Port and on implementing yesterday’s decision to get the Port up to the full productivity we need as soon as possible.
Port to introduce competitive stevedoringPort to introduce competitive stevedoring6/03/2012 10:00:00 p.m.Ports of Auckland has today decided to introduce competitive stevedoring into its Fergusson and Bledisloe Container Terminal operations.
No change on fundamental issues; urgent action now required No change on fundamental issues; urgent action now required 1/03/2012 10:00:00 p.m.Ports of Auckland says that the two days of mediated discussions have confirmed the parties’ respective positions, but there has been no change in the Union’s position on the fundamental issues:
Collective bargaining talks continue; Union extends strike by another weekCollective bargaining talks continue; Union extends strike by another week29/02/2012 10:00:00 p.m.Nearly two weeks since the last mediation meeting on the Collective Agreement, Ports of Auckland and the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) returned to the negotiating table today.
MUNZ THREATS TO SHIPPING COMPANY ‘ABHORRENT’ MUNZ THREATS TO SHIPPING COMPANY ‘ABHORRENT’ 25/02/2012 10:00:00 p.m.MUNZ THREATS TO SHIPPING COMPANY ‘ABHORRENT’
Strikes to hit supply chain hard says Port Strikes to hit supply chain hard says Port 22/02/2012 10:00:00 p.m.As New Zealand enters the peak export season, Ports of Auckland is working to try to ease pressure on the New Zealand supply chain
Greater returns from investments, achievable and essential - Gary Swift Greater returns from investments, achievable and essential - Gary Swift 19/02/2012 10:00:00 p.m.Following up on comments regarding the rate of return on equity of ACIL owned Ports of Auckland, ACIL Chief Executive Gary Swift today said that the Council’s anticipated rate of return was realistic.
Media ReleaseMedia Release15/02/2012 10:00:00 p.m.Union Must Heed Warnings From Customers Over Strikes
POAL Confident in Current Process POAL Confident in Current Process 14/02/2012 10:00:00 p.m.POAL Confident in Current Process 
Ports of Auckland comment following further mediation with MUNZ Ports of Auckland comment following further mediation with MUNZ 14/02/2012 10:00:00 p.m.Ports of Auckland met today with representatives of the Maritime Union of New Zealand – MUNZ (Local 13) met today to consult on the company’s proposal to contract out.
Ports of Auckland Fully Operational During Latest Industrial Action From MUNZ Ports of Auckland Fully Operational During Latest Industrial Action From MUNZ 14/02/2012 10:00:00 p.m.Ports of Auckland is fully operational today as the seventh strike by Maritime Union of New Zealand – Local 13 (MUNZ) members gets underway.
POAL Comment Re Maersk Tasman Star Service POAL Comment Re Maersk Tasman Star Service 13/02/2012 10:00:00 p.m.Ports of Auckland Limited has been advised that Maersk is moving the Westbound call of its Tasman Star Service from Auckland to the Port of Tauranga from February 25 2012.
Union Publicity A Breach of Good Faith Union Publicity A Breach of Good Faith 13/02/2012 10:00:00 p.m.Ports of Auckland has confirmed that it has filed an application with the Employment Relations Authority to rule on what it considers is a serious and calculated breach of good faith in the Maritime Union’s current publicity campaign.
Port Comment re Union Consultation MeetingPort Comment re Union Consultation Meeting9/02/2012 10:00:00 p.m.Ports of Auckland has today met with representatives of the Maritime Union of New Zealand – Local 13 to consult on the port’s proposal to increase flexibility and efficiency at the port under a new labour model.
Stevedore Remuneration at POAL Stevedore Remuneration at POAL 23/01/2012 10:00:00 p.m.Stevedore Remuneration at POAL
Ports of Auckland Response to ITF ThreatsPorts of Auckland Response to ITF Threats19/01/2012 10:00:00 p.m.We have received a letter from the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF).