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Environmental Management

Our audit results have confirmed a positive trend of progress and reflect our commitment to improvement. Our environmental efforts help us to ensure we operate in a sustainable manner.

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.

Read more on our latest environmental efforts in our Annual Review.