- 1. ABOUT NEW ZEALAND New Zealand is a young but thriving island nation with a flourishing exporter base, a strong manufacturing sector and an ever growing population that relies heavily on imports via sea trade. New Zealand also known as Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud is located in the south-western Pacific ocean, approximately 2000 kilometres (1,250 miles) south-east across the Tasman Sea from Australia. The country is made up of the two main islands the North Island and South Island and numerous smaller islands. It is comparable in size to Great Britain, Colorado and Japan and has a population of just over 4 million people. New Zealand has a mixed economy that operates on free market principles. It has sizeable goods-producing and service industries, complemented by a highly efficient primary sector. Major urban areas include Auckland, Hamilton, Napier-Hastings, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Just over a third of the total population live in Auckland, a centre which represents approximately 30% of New Zealand's economic output. New Zealands trade and economy has been built around its reliance on imports and a range of primary export products such as wool, meat and dairy.
2. ABOUT AUCKLAND Ports of Auckland Limited is New Zealands leading port company, connecting our countrys importers and exporters with more than 165 international ports in nearly 70 countries. We provide a full range of cutting-edge cargo-handling and logistics services at two seaports one on the east coast adjacent to the Auckland central business district, the other on the west coast in Onehunga and a strategically located inland port at Wiri, South Auckland. By value of trade handled, we are New Zealand's most significant port. In 2010, we handled cargo the equivalent to 13% of the country's total GDP - twice as much as any other New Zealand port.Ports of Auckland operates in three locations in the Auckland region New Zealands economic hub. Auckland seaport is New Zealand's largest container port, handling more than 894,000 20-foot equivalent container units (TEU) per annum. Its total container volumes represent 60% of the Upper North Island container trade, 49.5% of the North Island container trade and 36% of New Zealand's total container trade. 3. Our Multi Cargo Facility handles 3.5 million tonnes of bulk and breakbulk (non-containerised) cargo each year, including over 70% of the total vehicle imports to New Zealand. We provide towage, pilotage and linesman services on the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours, where we service upwards of 1,400 ship calls each year three to four ships a day. Auckland is also the country's premiere exchange port for cruises, hosting around 70 calls each year and helping to secure significant tourism revenue for the region. We employ approximately 570 full time equivalent staff and are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ports of Auckland Limited was formed in 1988 and is today 100% owned by Auckland Council Investments Limited, a council controlled investment company. 4. LOCATION Location: Waitemata Harbour, Auckland Longitude: 174.45E Latitude: 36.51STOPOLOGY The maximum charm of New Zealand might be wonderful ..that.. and be natural. It belongs from 34 to 47 degrees south to the temperate zone.CLIMATE The four seasons becomes it from the location of New Zealand in the southern hemisphere contrary to Japan. However, the temperatures fluctuate of summer and winter is about ten degrees without the four seasons of New Zealand because it has divided clearly like Japan. Temperatures fluctuate during a day is large, and the four seasons seems to exist in a day. The daytime in spring exactly gets cold like winter when autumn and the night come in the evening in summer in the morning. 5. AREA The area of New Zealand is 269,075K square meter, and about 3/4 of Japan. A high mountain range runs partially of the Pacific rim make mountain belt like the spine at none and the center. Moreover, the fjord develops to the coastline, and the complex topography and geological features are done overall. The country in New Zealand is divided into the district of 20 as ..geography. ground is political, and of each shows a unique feature. The main districts - Northland and [koromanderu] district - The Auckland district - Rotorua and [taupo] district - [Taranaki]/Wanganui district - Canterbury the district - West Coast distric - Coastal Otago district - The south land district and Stewart island 6. AUCKLAND GEOGRAPHY Auckland sits on top of a large volcanic field that has produced some 53 volcanic scoria cones in the last 140 thousand years. From wherever you are, a volcanic slope is never far from view. Three of the more prominent examples include Mount Eden, One Tree Hill and Rangitoto; all offer a range of walks and like many of Aucklands cones offer stunning city and harbour views. The youngest the bush-clad Rangitoto Island, a dormant marine volcano whose blue-green hulk dominates the downtown waterfront view last erupted only six centuries ago, burying a Maori settlement on the adjoining Motutapu Island. Rangitoto Island is well worth a visit and can be easily reached by ferry. Highlights include a summit walk through New Zealands largest pohutukawa forest and a series of lava caves be sure to take a torch to explore. Three kilometres south of the CBD is the 196 metre high extinct volcanic cone of Mt Eden, which again offers splendid views. Nestled in an old lava pit on its eastern side is Eden Garden with its extensive array of camellia blooms. 7. HINTERLAND This extract describes what we observe in the competition between POAL and POT (Port of Tauranga). The "hinterland" transport networks on land (roads, state highways and railways, and even "inland ports") for Auckland, Tauranga and Northport overlap. And for many goods they overlap extensively, which is why from a supply chain point of view, from exporters' point of view, it doesn't really matter whether the goods are trans-shipped by POAL, POT or NorthPort. The Waikato and Bay of Plenty area offers many exciting activities and attractions within the central North Island region. Hawkes Bay and Gisborne can be found in the North Islands East Coast and offers a relaxed and peaceful lifestyle for residents and visitors alike. Manawatu, Wanganui and Taranaki are popular North Island areas. Wellington is New Zealands spectacular Capital City and is home to a diversifying array of cultural activities and scenic attractions. Nelson, Marlborough and the West CoThe Canterbury region is home to the South Islands largest city, Christchurch, which is also the third largest city in New Zealand.ast make up the top half of the South Island. Otago and Southland are fertile regions of green farmland and forest offering a rugged beauty to the lower South Island. 8. TRANSPORTATION RAIL Trains are an important part of the supply chain. The port has four parallel rail lines, each 500 metres long. These can accommodate 128 rail wagons at any one time. Our rail grid has the capacity to process 250,000 TEU and we would like to see more containers moving by rail. Our freight hub, located at Wiri is a drop-off point for containers and allows us to shuttle containers to and from the port after hours. The Port has also established a rail link direct from the seaport to the Wiri inland port.ROAD EXCHANGE The road exchanges serve terminal and Multi Cargo customers, as well as on-wharf empty depots and vehicle imports. A Vehicle Booking System (VBS) for the two Ports of Auckland container terminals facilitates a fast, streamlined truck/ship transfer at world class service levels. 9. INFRASTRUCTURE Across two container terminals, eight cranes load and discharge ships ranging in size from Pacific Island and coastal operators to international vessels capable of carrying 4,100 TEU (20-foot equivalent units). Our cranes are supported by more than 40 straddle carriers, which mobilise containers between the cranes and the container stacks. All of the Auckland ports container cranes and the majority of its straddle carriers are twinlift capable, meaning they have the capacity to lift two 20-foot containers at a time. The Port of Auckland operates a fleet of more than 35 hybrid straddle carriers. Ports of Auckland straddle carriers 80% of which are low-emission, low-noise, diesel-electric models can also provide back-up power generation to the Port ensuring that refrigerated cargo is always protected. Ports of Aucklands operations are facilitated by advanced operating systems run by our centralised control and planning office, and carried out by teams working around the clock 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 10. MARINE SERVICES We also provide marine services on the Whangarei Harbour, as part of our North Tugz Limited business. Ports of Auckland has an operations centre on the Waitemata Harbour and a signal station at South Head on the Manukau Harbour. Navigational aids such as lights and buoys are maintained on both harbours. The AIS assists a harbour control staff member, a Port pilot and a Fullers skipper conduct safe operations on a foggy morning. Our Harbour Control team manage the shipping traffic on the Waitemata Harbour using the sophisticated Transis Naviharbour system in conjunction with the Automated Identification System . The AIS system uses a VHF signal to simultaneously track the movement of all ships as they travel between Cape Reinga and Tauranga. Pilotage is compulsory on the Waitemata Harbour for vessels over 500 gross registered tonnes; pilots board one to two nautical miles north of the Rangitoto Beacon. The division operates two pilot boats and four to five tugs on the Waitemata Harbour 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while the Port of Onehunga is serviced by one tug. Located in central Auckland, within one kilometre of State Highway 1 northbound and southbound and the north-western motorway, the