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LATEST NEWS:

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

Port of Tauranga On Track for One Million Containers (TEUs)

FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 31 DECEMBER 2016 Half year net profit rises to $41.9 million from $38.6 million as the country’s premier freight gateway benefits from rising cargo volumes and continues to set standards for port productivity … Continue reading

The Trustees of Ngā Mātarae Charitable Trust are pleased to offer the Ngā Mātarae Scholarship Programme

The Trustees of Ngā Mātarae Charitable Trust are pleased to offer the Ngā Mātarae Scholarship Programme. The Trust is a partnership between the Port and Tauranga Iwi with the primary purpose to promote the wellbeing of Te Awanui Tauranga Harbour. Applicants … Continue reading

2016 Annual Meeting Chair & Chief Executive’s Speeches

David Pilkington, Chairman: The past year has seen us make excellent progress towards our strategy to develop New Zealand’s Port for the Future.  Our dredging project to deepen and widen the shipping channels of Tauranga Harbour is complete.  This will … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga Completes Major Five Year Expansion Programme & Targets $140 Million Capital Return to Shareholders

FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE YEAR TO 30 JUNE 2016 Strong container volumes offset a fall in log exports Highlights: Net Profit After Tax down 2.4% to $77.3 million following increase in depreciation charges and downturn in log volumes Parent EBITDA … Continue reading

Hub Port Strategy Builds Tauranga Freight Volumes

FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 31 DECEMBER 2015 Underlying earnings rise as strong growth in container volumes offsets drop in log exports; harbour dredging clearing the way for larger ship visits to Tauranga by year end. Highlights: Total … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga Annual Meeting 2014

Posted on 23rd October 2014 To view the Chairman’s and Chief Executive’s speeches and Powerpoint presentation, please click on the icons below. Chairman’s Review Chief Executive’s Review Presentation