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LATEST NEWS:

Cargo Growth Produces Record Year for Port of Tauranga

FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE YEAR TO 30 JUNE 2018 Port of Tauranga’s hub port strategy is gaining momentum, with growing cargo volumes and increased transhipment driving record results in the year to 30 June 2018. New Zealand’s largest, fastest growing … Continue reading

Tauranga Container Terminal Re-opens After Fire

Port of Tauranga’s container terminal at Sulphur Point has reopened following a large fire in a workshop and adjacent offices. Fire and Emergency New Zealand crews were called to the port late this morning after the fire broke out. Crews … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga Announces Change to the Board of Directors

The Chair of Port of Tauranga Limited, David Pilkington, today announced the appointment of a new Director, Alison Andrew, effective 1 April 2018. Alison is currently Chief Executive of Transpower, having joined in 2014. She has held a number of … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga Hub Port Role Intensifies

FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 31 DECEMBER 2017 Port of Tauranga continues to grow as an international hub port, resulting in increased trade volumes and profits for the first half of the 2018 financial year. Highlights Revenue for … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga Announces Retirement of Director

The Chair of Port of Tauranga Limited, David Pilkington, today announced the retirement of Director, Bill Baylis. David noted that Bill joined the Board in 2006 and during his 11 years as a director has made a very strong contribution … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga Limited Announces Change to the Board of Directors

The Chair of Port of Tauranga Limited, David Pilkington, today announced the appointment of a new Director, Robert McLeod. Rob joined the Board of Quayside Holdings Limited in November 2016. Rob is currently on the Board of Sanford Group, and … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga Sees Strong Quarterly Growth on Back of Increase in Trade

Port of Tauranga today reported first quarter trade volume growth of 15% on the previous corresponding period. Overall container numbers grew 26%, due to a significant increase in transhipment (containers transferred from one ship to another at Tauranga) in the … Continue reading

A Year of Records for Port of Tauranga

FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE YEAR TO 30 JUNE 2017 Port of Tauranga is confirmed as New Zealand’s largest, fastest growing and most productive port as container volumes increase 13.8% to a record of nearly 1.1 million TEU[1]; ships with a … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga Receives National Biosecurity Award

Port of Tauranga is honoured to receive the inaugural Industry Award in the national Biosecurity Awards announced last night.  The Awards recognise leadership in support of New Zealand biosecurity. Port of Tauranga is New Zealand’s largest and fastest-growing port, handling … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga Sets New Zealand Container Throughput Record

Port of Tauranga today celebrated a new record of more than one million TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units) processed in a year – a first for any New Zealand port. The milestone cements Port of Tauranga’s position as the busiest … Continue reading