Managing fuel and energy is a priority for
us to ensure we operate sustainably. We are rolling out LED lighting across our
operations – as of June 2015, half of our straddle fleet was using LED lighting,
which has helped us reduce diesel consumption by 4.5%.
We are also focused on increasing our use
of rail and the relative reduction in truck movements. Our target is to
increase rail throughput from 13% currently to 30% in the next 10 years, which
will help to create a more sustainable transport system and generate
infrastructure savings at a national level.
Our focus is also on recycling around the port,
everything from mud to office waste.
The mud we dredge out of the harbour during
maintenance and berth-deepening work forms part of our biggest recycling
project, with approximately 13,700 cubic metres of dredged material being used
in the reclamation area in 2015.
A new general waste recycling programme has
also delivered more than 40 tonnes of recycled office and general waste in 2015.
We have also played a key role in working
with our customers to reduce shipping speeds through the Hauraki Gulf, helping
to safeguard the local Bryde’s whale population.