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LATEST NEWS:

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

Port of Tauranga Makes Donation as Foodbank Demand Soars

Port of Tauranga is making a $25,000 donation to the Tauranga Community Foodbank in response to the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the lives of Bay of Plenty residents. Port of Tauranga Chief Executive, Mark Cairns, said the contribution was … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga Handles Record Container Exchange to Deliver Essential Cargo

Port of Tauranga yesterday completed the largest ever cargo exchange at its Tauranga Container Terminal to ensure vital supplies are delivered to those who need them. The Sally Maersk container ship exchanged 9,367 TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units) over two … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga and Kotahi Extend Strategic Alliance

New Zealand’s largest containerised freight exporter, Kotahi and New Zealand’s international cargo gateway Port of Tauranga today announced an extension to their long-term volume commitment agreement. The renewed agreement extends Kotahi’s commitment to Port of Tauranga for an additional seven … Continue reading

Container Volumes Continue to Grow at New Zealand’s International Hub Port

Profits hold steady and cargo growth still expected long-term Port of Tauranga today announced stable profitability for the first six months of the 2020 financial year, despite total cargo volumes dipping 4.2% to just under 13.3 million tonnes. Group Net … Continue reading

Tainui Group Holdings and Port of Tauranga team up to deliver Ruakura Inland Port

Tainui Group Holdings and Port of Tauranga today announced they plan to develop a 50:50 joint venture to bring the Ruakura Inland Port at Hamilton to fruition within two years. The new joint venture will take an initial 50-year ground … Continue reading