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Our response to COVID-19

As one of Auckland’s lifeline utilities we are acutely aware of our responsibility to ensure that 1.7 million Aucklanders can continue to get key essentials through the port amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

​​​​​​Updated Friday 12 June

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Please visit www.covid19.govt.nz for more information on COVID-19. 

​As one of Auckland’s lifeline utilities we are acutely aware of our responsibility to ensure that 1.7 million Aucklanders can continue to get key essentials through the port amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re also aware that many Auckland businesses rely on getting imports in or exports out via our port to keep their businesses running.

We want to reassure you that we are doing all we can to safeguard our ability to service ships, so we can continue to serve Aucklanders. Ports of Auckland’s container and multi cargo terminals are open and operating. To date there has been no impact on our ability to operate.

The current situation:​

New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level 1.​

Our response:  

As a border organisation we need to remain aware of the potential risks we face. We are a gateway to the world, which is still in the midst of a pandemic. We need to keep our controls in place to ensure that COVID-19 doesn’t get across our maritime border. 

We have taken, and are continuing to take, strong measures to safeguard our people so we can perform this important social and economic role for Auckland. 

Operations have been continuing well, thanks to our staff and support from across the supply chain. We would like to thank everyone involved in keeping freight moving, you've all been doing a great job.​ New Zealand's effort in breaking the chain has paid off, and as a team of five million, we’ve been able to move out of heavy restrictions faster than most countries.

Keep safe, healthy and look out for one another.​