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Auckland Council

Ports of Auckland (POAL)

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POAL is a container port owned by Auckland Council. It provides container terminal handling, bulk cargo handling, freight hubs, and support for the cruise industry and other services.

​What POAL does

POAL is New Zealand's largest container port and supports the country's trade and growth.

POAL is responsible for:

  • container terminal handling services which include receipt, delivery, transit storage and shipment of a wide range of import and export cargos
  • a variety of cargo handling services
  • marine services which include pilotage, towage, hydrography and bunkering services
  • maintenance of freight hubs in south Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Manuwatu
  • provision of services and facilities to support the cruise ship industry.

POAL's objectives

POAL's objectives are to:

  • operate as a successful business
  • deliver Aucklanders with goods to support their growth and way of life
  • serve New Zealand's national freight needs in the most efficient and sustainable way
  • be a world-class port company known for skilled people, innovation and sustainable practices. 

POAL website

For more information, see the Ports of Auckland website.