Chart of the Day

This is what the Ports dispute is all about. Ports of Auckland is lagging a long, long way behind the Port of Tauranga in the areas that matter.

So far the Maritime Union has failed to explain how demands for more will assist in clawing back the difference in productivity between the two poerts.

There is no way that Auckland can rise to meet the level of Tauranga unless fundamental changes are made, and they recognise that they must be made.

Sadly the Union does not want to see those changes made, and therefore the customers have walked. They will continue to walk.

 

 


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  • ConwayCaptain

    All the major Australasian Ports are ahead of Akl.  In the mid 80’s when I was Mate of a box boat Akl was streets ahead of Syd and Melb.

  • Cam, I’ll edit on to that statement you made below the interesting to see graph if I may.

    There is no way that Auckland can rise to meet the level of Tauranga unless fundamental changes are made, and they recognise that they must be made.Sadly the Union AND some members of AUCKLAND COUNCIL (in particular a certain Councillor who represents the Waitemata and Gulf Ward where POAL is situated) does not want to see those changes made, and therefore the customers have walked. They will continue to walk. While Auckland continues to suffer from a former asset that is now a net liability and the worse case of transport constipation ever seen.

  • Quintin Hogg

    It’s a useful graph, but it should be used with caution as
    – the rates used relate to different periods, eg Bremerhaven used 2007 data and Auckland 2010 data.
    – the reporting mechansims may differ from port to port and;
    – in the case of Napier for example it does not use container cranes such as those used in Auckland.

    The graph does clearly show that Auckland could do better when compared to Tauranga.

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  • Paulus

    Keep it up MUNZ and POAL – my Port of Tauranga shares are loving it.

  • MarcWills

    And POA also below Otago and Lyttleton; disgraceful.

  • ConwayCaptain

    Put Mainfreight or PoT or one of the big overseas managers like Hutchinsons, Dubai Ports (ex P&O Ports) to run it on contract.

  • ConwayCaptain

    This who;le saga reminds me of the start of containerisation.  OCL ACT couldnt get into Tilbury etc because of the London Wharfies.  Jack Dash and co.  They use R’dam, Antwerp etc and trucked the cargo over.  What happened, the wharfies lost out and now the East End of London for many and various reasons, one being the loss of the diocks, has lost its identity.

  • Grandstream

    WO – this sort of factual based approach is just not fair to the union, kosh and hakimOP.  By providing actual data and facts you make it much harder for them to reply and display what fucking idiots they are….please stop immediately as I enjoy seeing that smack downs on Kosh & co…..

  • Like all charts you need to view them in context of some knowledge of what they show. O/K I’m dumb I freely admit it – what is actually being shown here? The number of containers moved from port to ship (or vice versa) per hour? Some translation for the great unwashed please? If it is simply numbers moved then there would be all sorts of variables that need to be included to make an actual comparison I would have thought. Junk data in Junk data out…. 

  • Gazzaw

    WO it would be great to secure an extrapolation of what the loss will be to Auckland City’s bottomline (ie how much the ratepayers will have to cough up) if this dispute continues. It’s high time that Lenny copped some heat & he must be getting mindful that the ‘back nine’ of his mayoral term starts next month.  

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