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Port of Tauranga and Port Ruakura LP announce rail service partnership for Ruakura

Port of Tauranga and the TGH-subsidiary Port Ruakura LP today announced a long-term partnership to support the development of the planned Ruakura Inland Port at Hamilton. Port of Tauranga Chief Executive Mark Cairns (left) and Tainui Group Holdings Chief Executive … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga CEO Mark Cairns wins Leadership Award

Port of Tauranga’s outstanding returns to shareholders were highlighted last night when Chief Executive Mark Cairns received the prestigious Caldwell Partners Leadership Award at the 2019 INFINZ Awards. The INFINZ (Institute of Finance Professionals) Awards recognise innovation and excellence in … Continue reading

Upper North Island Supply Chain Strategy

Port of Tauranga today responded to the interim progress report on the Upper North Island Supply Chain Strategy released on Saturday. The Chief Executive of New Zealand’s largest port (handling 43 per cent of New Zealand’s total export volumes), Mark Cairns, said the progress … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga Posts Strong First Half Performance

18 February 2019 Port of Tauranga Posts Strong First Half Performance FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 31 DECEMBER 2018 Port of Tauranga (NZX.POT), New Zealand’s largest port, today reported a strong start to the 2019 financial year, with … Continue reading

Oji Fibre Solutions & Port of Tauranga Renew Long Term Operating Agreement

Oji Fibre Solutions and Port of Tauranga have today confirmed their long term relationship has been extended with the renewal of their Operating Agreement for a further 10 years. Oji Fibre Solutions is New Zealand’s major manufacturer of market kraft … Continue reading

Nga Matarae Scholarship 2019

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

Port of Tauranga Investor Day – 13 November 2018

The attached presentation was prepared for the Port of Tauranga Investor Day held in Tauranga on Tuesday 13 November 2018.

New Zealand’s International Hub Port Sees Strong Cargo Growth in First Quarter of Financial Year

Port of Tauranga today reported first quarter trade volumes grew 8.3% on the same period last year. From 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018, the Port handled more than 6.6 million tonnes of cargo. The increase was driven by … Continue reading

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