Justin's Transport Minute

Over the last week I’ve managed to visit both the Ports of Tauranga and Auckland. In Tauranga I spent time with Manager Terminal Operations, Grant Wilson and the team, who gave me insight into how critical expansion of the wharves will be to allowing the Port of Tauranga to grow and meet the future needs of the community over the next 30 years. It was impressive to see up close the efficiency of the trucking operation at the container terminal, and how well transport operators and the Port work together.

I also met with Roger Gray, CEO, Ports of Auckland and some of the team, who echoed a number of the same themes as Grant. It’s clear we need to work together to ensure the needs of our customers are meet – our businesses are intrinsically linked. Success requires a seamless, efficient process that works for both trucking and port operations.

Finally, thanks so much to the Port of Tauranga team for showing me around. I’m really looking forward to visiting Northport next week and seeing the Auckland port in action in early December.

Justin Tighe-Umbers

CEO | National Road Carriers Assn

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