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Ports in the Community:
Last weekend in January -- Boat
tours of the Port during Auckland
Sunday 13 March -- Ports of
Auckland Round the Bays run.
Saturday 19 March -- Onehunga
Ports of Auckland's free community
boat tours will continue to run on
selected Tuesdays. The hour long boat
tour of the Waitemata harbour takes
place at 11am and is a great way to
learn more about Port activities.
Run by 360 Discovery, the tours
depart from Pier 4 (near the Ferry
Terminal) and provide live commentary
of the Port operations. For details of
the boat tour, visit www.poal.co.nz
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We approach the end of the first
decade in the new millennium and
for Ports of Auckland it's been a busy
10 years of investment in the upskilling
of our people, capital investment, plant
and equipment and forging relationships
with our community.
Among strategic initiatives achieved
over this past calendar year, we joined
with NZL Group to form a subsidiary
called CONLINXX which manages the
Wiri Freight Hub. For us, CONLINXX
is the manifestation of one of POAL's
key priorities which is to drive further
efficiencies in the Supply Chain. We
were particularly pleased with the
48.5% increase in container volume
handled at the Wiri Freight Hub during
the last financial year -- a reflection of
the strong and growing support of
customers for this service.
We finished the first quarter of the
new financial year on a positive note
with container volume up nearly 8%,
imported vehicle units up more than
25% and trans-shipments had risen
more than 15% -- a sure reflection of the
growing use of Ports of Auckland as New
Zealand's premier North Island hub port.
Another encouraging trend, is the
return to growth of the cruise industry
-- with around 80 Auckland visits this
season expected to grow within a
few years to over 100 visits annually.
Each visit brings an average revenue of
over $1 million to the Auckland region,
making the industry an important
contributor to Auckland's economy.
Since 1989, Ports of Auckland
has released 72.6 hectares of prime
waterfront land for development. This
year we completed the sale of Queens
Wharf and are looking forward to
the Auckland Council's plans for its
enhancement as public space.
2010 was the first year of our
sponsorship of the Ports of Auckland
Round that Bays run. The event drew
over 72,000 people from various walks
of life to the waterfront. We look forward
to having more Aucklanders participate
in the run in 2011.
As always, our tours of the port
whether via boat or by bus (SeePort)
have been very popular.
We have another busy year ahead.
Ports of Auckland has taken note of the
trend to larger ships visiting Auckland
and are investing in a berth deepening
and lengthening programme in 2011
that will set us up well to meet the
needs of our customers.
For all these reasons, I am confident
in Ports of Auckland's future as a
strategically important component of
an effective New Zealand Supply Chain
and as the premier seaport gateway to
this beautiful country.
As announced in October, I will be
leaving Ports of Auckland early next year.
My five years at the Port Company have
been a very important and rewarding
stage of my career and my life. I have very
much enjoyed working for this wonderful
Company, with all my great colleagues,
customers and peers in the community. My
thanks to you all for your ongoing support.
On behalf of Ports of Auckland, I wish
you a prosperous and fulfilling 2011.
SeePort gives Aucklanders a peek beyond
the red fence
Ports of Auckland's Annual SeePort festival was held from Monday 1 to Sunday
7 November, with public open days held on 6 and 7 November. The fourth SeePort
ended with more than 1000 Aucklanders enjoying special bus tours behind the "red
fence" on Auckland's waterfront
During the week, community groups including Rotary, U3A and schools took
the chance for an up-close view of port operations.
entrance to the
Port came alive
face painting, the
Pirate Queen and
a sausage sizzle,
while ten tours
were put on for
Meet our new shareholder
The new unified Auckland Council has meant that the Port has a new shareholder:
Auckland Council Investments Limited.
Auckland Council Investments Limited is a council-controlled investment
company that owns and manages the Auckland Council's major investment assets.
Ports of Auckland looks forward to working with ACIL and helping the region to
prosper and grow into the great international port city that it has the potential to be.
Ports of Auckland: Harbour View
The latest information and community news from Auckland's Port DECEMBER 2010
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