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17 June 2011

Trams arrive at POAL

Trams unloaded at Jellicoe Wharf.

It is not just about containers and cars at Ports of Auckland. Each year through the Multi-Cargo division of the port, moves a variety of different and interesting cargo.

Last week, Ports of Auckland welcomed the arrival of two Waterfront Auckland trams, marking the return of a part of Auckland’s history.

Some KiwiRail locomotives also came through making for a week of very interesting cargo.

The trams arrived on the Hoegh Beijing from Melbourne on Tuesday 7 June and were unloaded at Ports of Auckland's Jellicoe Wharf.

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Ports supports business excellence

Mayor Brown at the launch of the Westpac Auckland Central Business Awards 2011.

Ports of Auckland is sponsoring the “Excellence in Exporting” category in the upcoming Westpac Auckland Central Business Awards.

This is the first year this prestigious awards programme has run in the Central Auckland area, with entries sought from businesses located within the old Auckland City boundaries.

Award entries close Friday 1 July. The process is simple and businesses can obtain access to a free Business Facilitator from Advantage Business to help prepare their entry. Business Facilitators offer an outside perspective and help present a Business Awards entry in a way that best reflects the business’ strengths.

Visit www.chamber.co.nz for more information on the awards.

 

Rugby World Cup 2011 brings cruises galore!

Cruise ships berthed at Princes and Queens Wharves.

In just a few months, Auckland will come alive with rugby fans from across the world. As the city prepares for the festivities and the visitors, Ports of Auckland is working on the logistics of hosting the cruise ships that will be in port for the tournament.

October will see six cruise ships in Port, three of which - The Rhapsody of the Seas, Pacific Dawn and Volendam have been especially chartered for the Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011).

Kicking off the forthcoming cruise season will be maiden callers Sea Princess and Radiance of the Seas who are making their first voyages into New Zealand.

"With the RWC 2011 cruise ships making multiple visits to Auckland for the tournament, their presence will contribute significantly to what is forecast to be up to $267 million in direct economic benefits to the city during RWC 2011," Wayne Mills, General Manager Multi-Cargo & Marine says.

 
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