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Ports of Auckland Volumes Index Update

Thursday 19 August 2004
Ports of Auckland Volumes Index Update

http://www.poal.co.nz

Total container volumes* for the 12 months to end-July 2004 were up 3% to 672,194 TEUs (as compared to the 12 months to end-July 2003) with volumes for the month up 20% on July 2003.

Full import container volumes rose 4% and full export container volumes were unchanged for the 12 months to end-July 2004. For the month of July 2004, full import container volumes were up 13% and full export container volumes were up 16% on July 2003.

Transhipment** volumes were up 6% for the 12 months to end-July 2004 and down 19% for the month of July 2004. The transhipment volumes in July 2003 were particularly high.

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

Breakbulk (non-containerised) volumes were up 1% to 4.7 million tonnes for the 12 months to end-July 2004. July volumes were up 8% on July 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.

To access the Ports of Auckland Volumes Index:

After entering our homepage www.poal.co.nz click on the Ports of Auckland Volumes Index link below the announcement and graph pics at the top of the homepage. Or, after entering our homepage click on the Investor Centre button on the left-hand menu. Scroll down the Investor Centre page.

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