New Zealand’s POAL, Napier Port Form Alliance

Image Courtesy: Ports of Auckland

New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) and Napier Port plan to enter into a strategic alliance in an effort to optimize freight services and achieve further improvements in the supply chain. 

The partnership is expected to prompt greater competitive contestability and resilience in New Zealand’s supply chain to help lower costs to exporters and importers, according to Ports of Auckland.

In addition, the alliance builds on Napier Port and Ports of Auckland’s existing joint venture in Palmerston North’s Longburn regional freight hub.

According to POAL, the alliance would support its regional freight hub network strategy to manage the growing freight market.

“Ports of Auckland and Napier Port are the gateways to two of the largest North Island provincial economies with significant growth and demands on infrastructure,” Tony Gibson, Ports of Auckland Chief Executive, said.

In 2015, Napier Port’s container throughput surged by 16.5% to a total of 256,438 TEUs, while POAL’s yearly container volumes went up by 0.4%.

POAL said that its car import industry continued to boom, with volumes up by 17.4% to a record 243,801 units, while its total breakbulk tonnage increased by 4.4% to 5.9 million tonnes.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Dec 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

APM – ASIA PACIFIC MARITIME 2018

27 years in the making, APM is the premier shipbuilding & marine, workboat and offshore exhibition in Asia trusted by generations of industry professionals.

read more >

Mega Cargo Show 2018

The focus of the event is to bring all connected with cargo fraternity on a single platform…

read more >

Vietship 2018

Vietship is the largest and longest established exhibition in Vietnam featuring all aspect of Shipbuilding, Shipping and Offshore Technology.

Since its first event in 2002, Vietship has become the convergence and platform of advanced technologies regional and worldwide in shipbuilding and ship repair, marine equipment, waterway transportation and services, marine and offshore engineering.

After 16 years of eight consecutive editions, Vietship has affirm itself as an important event in enhancing cooperation and development, attracting investments, exchanging technology and creating ideal opportunities for trade promotion in the international maritime industry.

More info

read more >

LNG Bunkering Summit 2018

The conference will cover the obstacles facing both the shipping and port communities, exploring developments in conversion and new builds…

read more >