Thursday, 23rd June, 2016
The critical contribution Port’s of Auckland makes to Auckland’s international brand as New Zealand’s only city of global scale is reinforced by its winning the Best Port in Oceania award.
Congratulating POAL’s management and staff on its success, head of Auckland Chamber of Commerce Michael Barnett said the port had been an integral part of Auckland’s landscape and economy since the city’s founding in the 1830s.
“Heading off other ports in Australia and around the South Pacific to win this award has to be a feather in our cap.”
As New Zealand’s biggest import port with 80% of freight going to customers within 20 kilometres of the port contributes to the city’s international competitive advantage.
Winning this award on behalf of customers and stakeholders says something from a logical perspective about the port’s location, said Mr Barnett.