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LATEST NEWS:

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

Disabled log carrier to be towed into Port of Tauranga for repairs

Port of Tauranga’s marine teams will help tow the log carrier Funing into port today for further inspections and repairs. https://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/public/news/media-releases-2020/20200714a.asp    

Final Update on Log Carrier Incident at Port of Tauranga

The log carrier that lost power at the entrance to Port of Tauranga this morning is now safely anchored in deep water outside Tauranga Harbour. Port of Tauranga is now open for shipping. The Funing​’s propeller and rudder will be inspected by divers … Continue reading

Update on Log Carrier Incident at Port of Tauranga

A log carrier that lost power at the entrance to Port of Tauranga this morning is being moved to deeper water in the shipping channel away from land. The Funing drifted to the edge of the channel at the base of … Continue reading

Log Carrier Incident at Port of Tauranga

A departing log ship has lost engine power at the entrance to Tauranga Harbour early this morning (Monday 6 July). The Funing is currently anchored near the base of Mauao with two Port of Tauranga tug boats in attendance. The … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga Announces Change to Senior Management Team

Port of Tauranga Limited today announced that Rochelle Lockley will join its Senior Management Team as Communications Manager. Rochelle is a former journalist and has held senior communications roles in tourism and in telecommunications companies in New Zealand, the United States … Continue reading