Port of Auckland has announced a fall in half year profit largely due to a sharp drop in imports of used vehicles.
It made $9.3 million in the six months to December, compared to $12.6 million the same period in the prior year.
The 2007 half-year result included a one-off $1.5 million tax credit.
Port of Auckland is the largest port operator in New Zealand.
Container volumes were down by 5% - 6%, but exports were holding up.