The fast-growing port of Tauranga has begun widening and deepening its shipping channels to handle larger vessels after a more than four-year court battle over the project.
11 Sep 2015
Container volume through the ports of Auckland inched up 0.4 percent in its fiscal year ending June 30, while its rival Tauranga grew its traffic 12 percent, helping it close the gap between it and New Zealand’s largest container gateway.
19 Aug 2015
By announcing a new inland port, the Ports of Auckland fired another shot in its war with the Port of Tauranga to be New Zealand’s primary container gateway. Shippers stands to gain lower costs and better connectivity no matter the victor.
08 Aug 2015
Tauranga is more than half-finished with a $238 million project that will allow it to handle container ships with capacities of up 6,000 20-foot equivalent units.
08 Jul 2015
Tauranga, New Zealand’s largest container gateway, has awarded a contract for dredging to Rohde Nielsen as the port seeks to deal with the cascading of larger ships on to smaller trades and maintain its position as the preeminent container port in the country.
01 Jun 2015
Port Otago in the southern New Zealand town of Dunedin is to spend $30 million deepening its shipping channel and berths to accommodate container carriers of up to 8,000 TEUs.
23 Feb 2015
New Zealand’s Port of Tauranga and logistics management company Kotahi will form a new joint venture to support robust export cargo volume commitments made last year and to strengthen the country’s supply chain.
06 Jan 2015
Irish steak is back on the U.S. menu as the U.S. begins to lift a 15-year ban on beef imports from the European Union. U.S. containerized beef imports are rising quickly, surpassing 40 percent in most of 2014.
12 Dec 2014
Carriers announced GRIs this week for several major trade lanes, all effective on Jan. 15. Spot rates on Drewry Maritime Research’s World Container Index composite index, which measures 11 East-to-West trade lanes, has dropped 23.5 percent in the five weeks since Nov. 6.
07 Nov 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in October and November, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
22 Oct 2014
Hamburg Süd said it has taken steps to combat significant delays in vessel arrivals and departures at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as severe congestion at the largest port complex in the Americas has reached a new level of intensity.