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NZ Ministry of Transport argues on Ackland’s freight move

The New Zealand Ministry of Transport along with UNISCS recently published the “Final Report of the Upper North Island Supply Chain Strategy Working Group” exploring the options of Auckland’s move, while arguing that the plan to move its operations to Northport is no longer environmentally and economically feasible.

Crane at Auckland Port falls into the sea

A crane toppled off a wharf in Auckland’s Seaview Wharf, on October 2, with the driver of the crane, being inside the crane. Luckily the driver was not injured, while local authorities have launched and investigation to determine the causes of the incident.

Watch: Ports of Auckland buys world’s first electric tug

New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland announced the signing of a contract with Dutch company Damen Shipyards to buy the world’s first full-size, fully electric port tug. This comes in line with the port’s commitment to be zero emission by 2040, as previously announced. 

Watch: Ports of Auckland sets out automation plan

The Ports of Auckland informed that it plans to launch a staged automation process, beginning with its Northern Berth which is due to start in February 2020. The port aspires to complete the infrastructure work, which is needed to apply automation, during 2019.

Ports of Auckland plans New Zealand’s first hydrogen facility to cut emissions

In a first for Auckland, Ports of Auckland revealed plans to build a hydrogen production and refueling facility at its Waitematā port. Under the project, the company along with its project partners will invest in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles including port equipment, buses and cars. The project is part of the Ports’ ambitious target to be a zero emission port by 2040.

Fire crews cool coal cargo after ship fire in Ports of Auckland

A total of six crews from the Auckland city area spent six hours in dampening a coal cargo after a fire erupted on the bulk carrier ‘Liangchow’ at Freyberg wharf, New Zealand, on Monday. Auckland’s fire brigade received a call about smoke coming from the ship at 9.20am.

Port of Auckland wants to achieve zero-emission freight hauling

Port of Auckland informed that a battery-powered truck has entered the port’s fleet for the first time, testing the feasibility of zero-emission freight hauling. It’s the only electric truck alongside more than 6,000 diesel-powered vehicles registered at the Port.

Ports of Auckland releases report on shore power for ships

The study selected cruise ships, as the cruise industry has been proactive at addressing environmental issues over the past decade and these vessels are more frequently fitted with the on-board infrastructure required. This, along with high individual electricity demand while at berth is expected to increase utilisation.

Auckland to become zero emissions port by 2040

To achieve this goal, Ports of Auckland cooperated with Enviro-Mark Solutions and are using the Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme in order to measure and manage the greenhouse gas emissions. Ports of Auckland is the first port in New Zealand to become a CEMARS certified organisation.

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