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LATEST NEWS:

First Quarter Cargo Volumes Impacted by Covid-19

Port of Tauranga, New Zealand’s international hub port, today reported flat earnings in the first quarter of the financial year, as Covid-19 continues to have an impact on supply chain efficiency and the global economy. From 1 July 2020 to … Continue reading

Shareholders Invited to Annual Meeting

Port of Tauranga invites all our shareholders to our Annual Meeting at Trustpower Baypark on 1 pm on Friday 30 October 2020. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 concerns, we have cancelled our usual port tours after the meeting. We still hope … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga to issue $100 million of wholesale bonds

Port of Tauranga Limited (NZX:POT) today announced that, following an institutional bookbuild for its offer of Five Year Fixed Rate Notes, $100 million of bonds have been allocated to participants (or their clients). The transaction was arranged by BNZ. The … Continue reading

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

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