Ports of Auckland preparing for Cyclone Gabrielle
Ports of Auckland is monitoring the weather forecasts and making preparations for the arrival of Cyclone Gabrielle.
The safety of our people and port infrastructure and assets are our priorities.
Please see below for operations detail:
On Saturday we are planning for operations as usual and will have our usual heavy weather protocols in place.
On Sunday morning the port leadership will meet and assess the weather forecasts. Wind is likely to be a major factor with Cyclone Gabrielle and may result in suspending shipping movements and operations. If we decide to suspend operations, we will send an advisory to stakeholders on Sunday. We will have a skeleton crew on for emergencies only. Should this occur, we will inform you of the impacts but we're planning for the worst and may:
- Suspend ship movements and have ships at anchor or at sea,
- Close the empty link facility,
- Suspend container terminal and truck grid operations,
- Ask employees to work from home if they can do so.
This cyclone may affect port operations until Wednesday morning. Please be patient with us as there will be on-going congestion as we're currently experiencing, and as we recover from this lost time.
We encourage our third parties and tenants to monitor the situation and take preventative action. We also ask that you take measures to ensure the safety of your people.
We will continue to monitor the cyclone and inform stakeholders through email advisories.