We aim to acknowledge all enquiries in
writing within 48 hours and, if required, provide detailed responses within 10
working days. If you need to contact us urgently please contact Harbour Control
on +64 9 348 5200.
We operate within strict noise limits and
continually work to find ways to improve and reduce noise emitted from our
Our noise-control initiatives include:
Additional soundproofing and noise-reduction features fitted to new straddle carriers and other equipment
The elimination of or reductions in the majority of warning sirens on heavy machinery
Ship horns no longer being used to signal departures from the Fergusson Container Terminal; these are used only for safety such as on foggy mornings
The elimination of rail crossing alarms
The minimisation of rail shunt moves
Fitting of alarm mufflers to two gantry cranes
Requiring as many container ships as can safely do so to berth bow south, minimising the impact of generator noise on neighbours
Working with the shipping lines to further reduce the noise from ship generators
Seeking to ensure that new developments in close proximity to the port have adequate soundproofing.
While we work to reduce noise that is
disruptive, it’s important that the safety of our staff is not compromised.
Warning alarms are essential when people work around dangerous and heavy
equipment. We are required by law to provide all means necessary to ensure a
safe working environment for our employees.
We recognise that noise and congestion from
trucks visiting our port can be a concern for our community at times, so we’ve
developed a range of initiatives to help us better address traffic around the
area. At a strategic level, we are working to improve the overall efficiency
and resilience of the Auckland transport network, so that it can cope with
future freight demand.
Ports of Auckland transport initiatives