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Welcome to the Ports of Auckland 2020 Annual Report


We are proud to be Auckland’s port, bringing in goods that support Auckland’s economy and way of life. Globally, 2020 has been a challenging year for every part of the econ​omy. Ports of Auckland is committed to working together to rebuild our economy, supporting our city and regional New Zealand.


To see our port in operation, view this time-lapse of our team​ working efficiently to get Auckl​anders the goods they need – quickly and with the lowest carbon footprint.

 

Download a full PDF of our 2020 Annual Report​​

 


Chair's statement

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The 2020 financial year has been interesting and challenging for Ports of Auckland. It has been a year of two halves. The first half we were making very good progress with our investment upgrade programme; the second half was dominated by the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

View the Chair’s statement.


Chief Executive's review

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​It is hard to know how to describe this year. Standard phrases like ‘challenging’ or ‘unprecedented’ are true, but don’t capture the full picture. To use a sporting analogy, it has been a year of two halves. The first half was as expected, the second anything but.

View the Chief Executive’s Review

 


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Delivering essential goods during New Zealand’s lockdown

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During the COVID-19 lockdown Ports of Auckland continued to operate – ensuring that we kept essential goods, including food and medical supplies​, flowing into our city and around the country.  

View a PDF of this case study

To see more about how our ​team worked during the Level 4 lockdown, this video shows us taking extra precautions to ensure essential goods continued to flow into Auckland.


Supporting Auckland’s growth for the next 30 years

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By the end of the year, we will be New Zealand’s first automated port. This is a significant investment in new infrastructure, machinery and technology, which will allow the port to be able to handle Auckland’s growth for at least the next 30 years, on our current small footprint.

View a PDF of this case study


A commitment to community engagement

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We have been working closely with the local community as we look to deepen our channel to allow for safe navigation and to accommodate larger ships. Dredging is a straightforward process, practiced by ports all around the world.

View a PDF of this case study​

It is an important requirement for Ports of Auckland, allowing us to continue to accommodate global shipping fleets. View a time-lapse of the Oluf Maersk being expertly and skilfully brought into port by our Senior Marine Pilot, John Barker.​​


The world’s first full-sized electric tug

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Work has begun to create the world’s first electric tug. This is a great project for the port, showcasing our focus on innovation and being sustainable.

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View more about how we have led the world with the order of the first ever full-size, fully electric tugboat which is being built by Damen and will be delivered to us next year.​​​


Welcoming Aucklanders to the port

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Each year we welcome over 60,000 Aucklanders behind the red fence at our SeePort open weekend. The festival weekend has been running for seven years and we are delighted to see so many Aucklanders taking an interest in the innovation and developments going on at the port.

View a PDF of this case study

Our SeePort festival is a great community event, you can view the wonderful performance by White Chapel Jak and the Auckland Symphony Orchestra on the main stage, or maybe just the fireworks finale of this year’s festival​.​​​


Welcoming Aucklanders to the waterfront

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Our new car handling building is focused on saving space, and the harbour, while also providing public art and an exciting new community park. We listened to the people of Auckland and our customers to come up with a new solution for car handling on the port.

View a PDF of this case study

See a piece from TVNZ One News showcasing our new soil-based vertical garden – the biggest in the world with 3,800 plants from 30 different species.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​