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LATEST NEWS:

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

Port of Tauranga Announces New Corporate Services Manager

Port of Tauranga Limited today announced Melanie Dyer as its new Corporate Services Manager. Melanie replaces the recently retired Sara Lunam and she will join Port of Tauranga later this year. Melanie is currently the General Manager People and Culture for … 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

Covid-19 Alert Level 3 at Port of Tauranga

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. Basic Hygiene The … Continue reading

New Crane Moved Into Position at Port of Tauranga

Port of Tauranga’s newest and largest container crane has been moved into position. The Port’s ninth ship-to-shore gantry crane arrived in parts from Ireland in mid-February on a special purpose delivery ship. It was assembled on site and moved several hundred metres onto the … 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