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LATEST NEWS:

Port of Tauranga Welcomes Next Stage of Port Discussions

Port of Tauranga is looking forward to participating in discussions on the future of the Upper North Island Supply supply chain. Chief Executive, Mark Cairns, said today that he hoped Port of Tauranga’s expertise in operating New Zealand’s largest and … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga Chair David Pilkington Wins Prestigious Business Award

Port of Tauranga Limited’s David Pilkington has been named Chairperson of the Year in the Deloitte Top 200 Business Awards. David joined the Port of Tauranga Board in July 2005 and has been Chair since 2013. Since then, Port of … Continue reading

Ngā Mātarae Scholarship 2020

The Trustees of Ngā Mātarae Charitable Trust are pleased to offer the Ngā Mātarae Scholarship Programme. The Trust is a partnership between the Port and Tauranga Iwi with the primary purpose to promote the wellbeing of Te Awanui Tauranga Harbour. Applicants … Continue reading

Cargo Volumes Flat at Port of Tauranga in First Quarter of Financial Year

Port of Tauranga, New Zealand’s international hub port, today reported a slight decrease in cargo volumes for the first quarter of the 2020 financial year. From 1 July 2019 to 30 September 2019, Port of Tauranga handled nearly 6.8 million … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga welcomes Upper North Island Supply Chain Study’s second report

Port of Tauranga today welcomed the long-awaited second report of the Upper North Island Supply Chain Study. Port of Tauranga Chief Executive, Mark Cairns, said a two port solution was workable, subject to land-side infrastructure development, and would address concerns … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga Announces Changes to Senior Management Team

Port of Tauranga today announced that Chief Financial Officer Steve Gray will retire in June 2020 for health reasons. Steve has served as CFO for the past 12 years and been with the Company for 32 years. Port of Tauranga … Continue reading

Standard & Poor’s Upgrades Port of Tauranga Limited’s Credit Rating to “A-/A-2” on Consolidation of Strategic Position; Outlook Stable

On 27 August 2019, ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) raised their long-term issuer credit rating on Port of Tauranga Limited (POT) from “BBB+” to “A-“.  S&P have also affirmed POT’s “A-2” short-term rating. This upgrade to POT’s long-term credit … Continue reading

Growth in Cargo Volumes Contributes to Increased Profit for Port of Tauranga Limited

FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE YEAR TO 30 JUNE 2019 Port of Tauranga, New Zealand’s largest port, today reported record cargo volumes and increased profits for the year to 30 June 2019. Port of Tauranga continues to consolidate its position as … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga and Port Ruakura LP announce rail service partnership for Ruakura

Port of Tauranga and the TGH-subsidiary Port Ruakura LP today announced a long-term partnership to support the development of the planned Ruakura Inland Port at Hamilton. Port of Tauranga Chief Executive Mark Cairns (left) and Tainui Group Holdings Chief Executive … Continue reading

Port of Tauranga CEO Mark Cairns wins Leadership Award

Port of Tauranga’s outstanding returns to shareholders were highlighted last night when Chief Executive Mark Cairns received the prestigious Caldwell Partners Leadership Award at the 2019 INFINZ Awards. The INFINZ (Institute of Finance Professionals) Awards recognise innovation and excellence in … Continue reading