10 Oct 2009

Auckland port container volumes rise

8:13 am on 10 October 2009

Container volumes at Ports of Auckland climbed 7% in the three months from July to September to almost 209,000 containers.

Managing director Jens Madsen said while some of the increase could be attributed to normal seasonal fluctuations, the overall trend was heartening.

Despite the positive signs container volumes remain below 2008 levels, with total volumes for the latest quarter down 5% from last year.