Port of Auckland sees throughput fall in ‘tough’ financial year results

The Port of Auckland New Zealand has recorded a fall in container throughput for the annual year to 30 June 2021. Container throughput fell to 818,238 TEU compared to 880,781 TEU in the previous corresponding period. Revenue fell to NZ$226.3 million ($161 million) from NZ$231.4 million ($165 million) in the year prior. The port recorded […]

POAL unveils revised automation project

Ports of Auckland unveils plans to complete automation upgrade

Ports of Auckland (POAL) has unveiled plans to complete its automation upgrade after it was paused in June 2021 following safety concerns. In a statement, POAL said the safety concerns that put a halt to the project have been resolved and it is now ready to restart with a revised implementation plan. The project will be implemented in […]

Ports of Auckland suspends automated operations

Ports of Auckland (POAL) has temporarily suspended its automated operations and reverted to manual operations following a safety incident on 17 June 2021, but claimed it is still committed to automating its processes. At approximately 0300, a software fault resulted in a container which was being carried by an automated straddle hitting a stacked container. […]

Ports of Auckland looks to electricity to power growth

The Ports of Auckland is pursuing several environmentally friendly initiatives as part of a wider project to double its container handling capacity. Following the purchase of the world’s first electric tugboat Ports of Auckland will look to increase its fleet in four years’ time as its traffic increases. “We are trialling hydrogen, with a view […]