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LATEST NEWS:

Port of Tauranga Result Boosted by Increased Trade Volumes & Strong Subsidiary and Associate Earnings

Financial results for the year to 30 June 2021 Port of Tauranga, New Zealand’s largest port, today reported Group Net Profit After Tax of $102.4 million, a 15.4% increase, on 25.7 million tonnes of trade. A 14.3% increase in log … Continue reading

Rio de la Plata Update: Tuesday 10 August

We have not received any official information from the Ministry of Health but have been advised informally that 109 negative tests have been received so far in this round of urgent testing. Almost all of our own frontline staff are … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga Reports Improved Profits Despite Widespread Disruption to Cargo Volumes and Operations

Port seeks consent for an additional berth to help alleviate Upper North Island supply chain congestion Port of Tauranga, New Zealand’s largest port and international freight gateway, today reported increased profitability for the first six months of the 2021 financial … Continue reading

First Quarter Cargo Volumes Impacted by Covid-19

Port of Tauranga, New Zealand’s international hub port, today reported flat earnings in the first quarter of the financial year, as Covid-19 continues to have an impact on supply chain efficiency and the global economy. From 1 July 2020 to … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga to issue $100 million of wholesale bonds

Port of Tauranga Limited (NZX:POT) today announced that, following an institutional bookbuild for its offer of Five Year Fixed Rate Notes, $100 million of bonds have been allocated to participants (or their clients). The transaction was arranged by BNZ. The … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga Chief Executive Announces Retirement

Port of Tauranga’s Chief Executive, Mark Cairns, has today given notice that he will retire in June 2021 after more than 15 years at the helm of New Zealand’s largest and most efficient port. Mr Cairns says the time feels … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga Offers Safe Harbour in a Global Covid-19 Storm

Financial results for the year to 30 June 2020 Port of Tauranga, New Zealand’s largest port, today reported Group Net Profit After Tax of $90.0 million on 24.8 million tonnes of trade. Despite the ongoing disruption caused by the Covid-19 … Continue reading

Revised Rules for Port Workers’ COVID-19 Testing

The Government has revised its health order regarding compulsory testing of port workers. ​Testing is now only compulsory for “higher risk” workers, and must be done by midnight on Thursday, August 20. Higher risk workers are: ​​Pilots and stevedores carrying … Continue reading

Update on COVID-19 Testing at Port of Tauranga

By Government order, all workers who have visited Port of Tauranga or Ports of Auckland since 11.59pm on 21 July must be screened for Covid-19. At Tauranga, this affects up to 6,000 individuals. We have set up a facility on site … Continue reading

COVID-19 Testing at Port of Tauranga

With confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Auckland and Tokoroa, the port and maritime community is being targeted for testing to rule it out as a source of the virus. Everyone who has been at the Port of Tauranga since 11.59 pm, Tuesday, … Continue reading