WE ARE THE PORT FOR NEW ZEALAND’S BIGGEST CITY, AUCKLAND.
Our port is our people. We want them to enjoy and take pride in their work and return home safely every day. Our focus on health and safety has reduced lost time injuries by 67% and injuries requiring medical treatment are down by 21%.
We care about our customers and strive to deliver the best service possible. This year they voted us the ‘Best Port in Oceania’.
We work hard to do well for our owners, the people of Auckland. This year we will pay a dividend of $54.3 million, up 30.2% despite volumes and revenue falling.
ORDINARY DIVIDENDS DECLARED FOR THE YEAR
ACQUIRED FOR NEW FREIGHT HUB
BRYDE’S WHALE INITIATIVE SUCCESS
We are a seaport, but we extend into the regions. We are building a North Island supply chain network, which will reduce costs for importers and exporters and enable us to operate more sustainably. This year we made a major investment in the Waikato, buying 33 hectares for a freight hub just north of Hamilton, and we partnered with Napier Port to share best practice and build a more efficient North Island supply chain.
We care for our environment by reducing our use of scarce resources and by supporting biodiversity in the Hauraki Gulf. Our Bryde’s Whale initiative, now in its third year, has successfully slowed ship speeds to help protect our local whales. This year we have embarked on an ambitious sustainability journey and we aim to be New Zealand’s most sustainable port.
We are part of our community, supporting a wide range of events from the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays to free boat tours of the port for Auckland school children. We want Auckland to be proud of its port, which is why we are working hard to provide opportunities to share what we are doing. This year more than 60,000 people came to our SeePort open weekend to enjoy the waterfront and learn about their port.
We are an innovator. We are constantly scanning the horizon, searching for future trends and anticipating change. We will be the first port in New Zealand to embrace automation, combining technology and the strengths of our people in a way that will be a world first. It will help us to make the most of our small site, avoid reclamation and give us a competitive advantage. Over the past five years we have lifted our performance, but we are still a ‘traditional’ port. The next five years will see us start to make the transition to a truly digital ‘smart port’.
We are Ports of Auckland, and this is our Report.