Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Ports of Auckland Volumes Index Update

Tuesday 20 April 2004

Ports of Auckland Volumes Index Update -

Total container volumes* for the 12 months to end-March 2004 were up 4% to 662,707 TEUs (as compared to the 12 months to end-March 2003) and down 1% on March 2003.

Full import container volumes rose 2% and full export container volumes were down 1% for the 12 months to end-March 2004. For the month of March 2004, full import and full export container volumes were down 7% and 12% respectively on March 2003. This drop in volume is mainly due to the loss of a shipping service to a competing port.

Transhipment** volumes were up 35% for the month of March and up 9% for the 12 months to end-March 2004.

Containers comprise approximately 70% of Ports of Auckland’s throughput and about 85% of business activity.

Breakbulk (non-containerised) volumes were up 3% to 4.6 million tonnes for the 12 months to end-March 2004. March volumes were up 22% on March 2003, due primarily to a record month for imported vehicles.

Quarterly Volumes Index

Total container volumes were up 2% for the first quarter (January to March 2004) to 157,892 TEUs as compared to the first quarter in 2003 (154,717 TEUs).

Full import container volumes rose 2% and full export container volumes were down 3% on the first quarter in 2003.

Transhipment volumes were up 28% and breakbulk volumes were unchanged on the first quarter in 2003.

* Container volumes are measured in TEUs (20-foot equivalent units – or the size of a standard 20-foot container).

** Transhipment containers are discharged at Auckland and reshipped on another vessel to international or other New Zealand destinations.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>



Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news