Port of Tauranga has implemented extensive measures to keep safe our people, trade and the community during the Covid-19 pandemic. At Alert Level 3, all port users are still required to use enhanced safety and hygiene practices.
The risk of Covid-19 has diminished, but it has not gone away, so it is still important for all port users to:
- Wash hands frequently, using soap and water and / or hand sanitiser.
- Keep social distance from other people, including other work groups (at least two metres).
- Disinfect surfaces, vehicles and equipment often (and always between users).
- Keep track of close contacts in case of sickness or there is a local outbreak.
- Wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Stay away from the port if unwell.
All Port of Tauranga contractors and service providers commencing operations under Level 3 and accessing Port of Tauranga facilities are required to provide the Port with a copy of their Covid-19 Level 3 Safety Plan before commencing operations on site. Please contact our Group Health and Safety Manager, Pat Kirk, with any queries (email PatK@port-tauranga.co.nz).
Shipping / vessels
- Vessels remain subject to the enhanced border control measures administered by government agencies.
- Interaction between work groups remains restricted for all operational staff.
- Shared vehicles and equipment cleaned between users and direct contact with ship’s crew is to be avoided (except for those wearing the appropriate PPE).
- Shift changes are being managed to avoid interaction.
- Administration and other office-based Port of Tauranga staff will continue to work from home if possible.
- Work stations on site are separated by at least two metres.
Security and Reception
- Access through the Hull Road, Rata Street, Tasman Quay and Sulphur Point gates is via swipe card only.
- Receptions at both the Tauranga Container Terminal and Mount Maunganui administration building are closed to unannounced visitors. Enquiries should be made via phone: (07) 572 8899.
- We are continuing to restrict the number of drivers allowed in the Terminal R&D reception area at any one time and the use of e-gate transactions is strongly encouraged.
- Transport operators without e-gate are required to email Carters Notes to TctR&D@port-tauranga.co.nz.
- Drivers arriving outside their VBS window are required to wait in their vehicle.
- Cargo movements, especially at the Mount Maunganui wharves, will increase over the next few weeks.
- All port users must follow roadways and keep to the speed limits.
For further details, contact:
Chief Operating Officer
Port of Tauranga Limited
07 572 8899