Ports of Auckland news and information
26 August 2011

Ports of Auckland announces $24.9m profit

Ports of Auckland.

Ports of Auckland announced an increased normalised profit for the 2010/11 year of $24.9m (after tax), up 2.1% on the previous year's result of $24.4m on Thursday 25 August.

Port operations EBIT was up 5.3% on increased revenue, up by 7.0%.

Ports of Auckland Chief Executive Tony Gibson said he was pleased with the result, which reflected the improving New Zealand economy.

“We have seen a good recovery of volumes across all break bulk categories and have also benefited from gaining additional project cargo,” Mr Gibson said.

Click here to read the media release.


POAL supports Auckland's Opening Night

Celebrating together: Hamburg Sud & Ports of Auckland.

With Rugby World Cup 2011 just around the corner, Ports of Auckland is pulling out all the stops to support Auckland’s Opening Night festivities on Friday, 9 September.

The port’s tugs, straddles, cranes and a staff haka will all feature in the opening ceremony, a spectacular lighting and fireworks show that will be the largest New Zealand has ever seen. We’re also running a competition to give two lucky Auckland families the opportunity to ride on a port tug as it performs during the event, and hosting staff and customers at functions on Captain Cook wharf and on the water.

POAL has partnered with ATEED to help promote Opening Night on the port’s Quay St billboards and the KaBoom Box – a stack of containers that has been wrapped to promote the fireworks show.

Event road closures around ‘party central’ on Queens Wharf will not affect port operations directly, but customers should be aware that arterial roads are likely to become congested, especially around peak traffic times. Further information about road closures will be provided to road carriers closer to the time.


Changes in Multi-Cargo staff

Effective 29 August 2011, Multi-Cargo Operations Manager Perry D'souza has accepted an internal promotion and will be joining our Marine Services team training as an Auckland pilot.

To enable Perry to take up this new role we are pleased to announce the temporary appointment of Ben Wilkinson to the position of Multi-Cargo Operations Supervisor. Ben has been with Ports of Auckland for many years and will be working closely with Justin Maddock, Multi-Cargo Customer & Systems Support Manager, in looking after all things Multi-Cargo.

Click here to read Customer Advisory.


Congratulations to Cardinal Logistics

Ports of Auckland congratulates Cardinal Logistics on winning the Department of Labour sponsored 2011 Skills Highway Award.

The award recognises employers who successfully boosted employees' reading, writing, maths and communications skills with workplace literacy training.

Good job!


Safety Reminder: Safety gear

Ports of Auckland is committed to the safety of all staff and visitors on port.

Please ensure that correct safety gear is worn when you or a representative from your organisation visit the Port.

Wear high visibility clothing and close-toed, flat shoes if you plan on entering operational areas.

Before you leave your office, do take a minute to check of your companions have the right safety gear with them.

Remember, it only takes a minute to prevent accidents.


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