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LATEST NEWS:

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 Withdraws Full Year Earnings Guidance due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Port of Tauranga Limited (NZX.POT) today withdrew its earnings guidance for the year to 30 June 2020 due to the impact of Government measures against the Covid-19 pandemic. Port of Tauranga is classified as an essential service and continues to … 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

Port of Tauranga Prioritises Essential Imports During Covid-19 Lockdown

Port of Tauranga today announced new measures to prioritise urgent imported cargo during the national lockdown. The measures allow importers to identify imported cargo required for essential services before it arrives in New Zealand so that it can be handled … Continue reading

Our response to COVID-19 and what we are doing to keep the supply chain moving

The Port of Tauranga provides an essential service.  Whatever happens over the next few months, we have a duty to ensure that imports and exports can keep moving.  For this reason we have implemented extensive measures to protect ourselves, trade … Continue reading

Cruise ship to make extended stay in Tauranga

Regular cruise ship visitor Noordam will be making an extended stay in Tauranga later this week for an unprecedented visit. It is extremely rare for a cruise ship to spend more than one night at Port of Tauranga – but there will be no passengers on board on … 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

Port of Tauranga Announces New Commercial Manager

Port of Tauranga today announced Blair Hamill as its new Commercial Manager, effective 1 July 2020. Blair replaces Leonard Sampson, who was appointed to the newly-created position of Chief Operating Officer in September 2019. Blair is currently the Chief Global … 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

Port of Tauranga Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Port of Tauranga Limited today announced Simon Kebbell as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 July 2020. Simon succeeds Steve Gray, who retires at the end of June after 12 years as CFO and 32 years with the Company. … Continue reading