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Annual Report
2021

Regeneration for our people, customers, community and environment.

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Waihangatanga

Regeneration

Our regeneration is in full swing. CentrePort is emerging as a 21st century port that’s more resilient to natural events and more responsive to change, that better serves our customers and that’s a great place to work for our people.

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Our People

Our staff are at the heart of what we do. CentrePort’s primary focus is the health and safety of our people – to ensure we can both operate at a high level and create a workplace where people feel safe and valued.

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Health and safety 'top of the list'

Brent Mackay is a cargo handler, crane driver and health and safety representative. He says health and safety starts at the beginning of every day.

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Keeping the containers coming

CentrePort’s commercial team has kept a cool head and provided outstanding service to our freight customers in a year of disruption and uncertainty.

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Our staff are at the heart of what we do. CentrePort’s primary focus is the health and safety of our people – to ensure we can both operate at a high level and create a workplace where people feel safe and valued.

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Our Customers

CentrePort’s customers are important partners in our regeneration journey. They help guide and shape our planning and the way we do things.

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Supporting our growth

Steve Walker, Chief Operating Officer at China Forestry Group New Zealand, describes how CentrePort works alongside the company to find solutions and support its business.

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Going the extra mile

Andrew Buhler, Sales and Marketing Manager at SBT Marketing, says CentrePort was willing to pull out all the stops for their company during a crisis.

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CentrePort’s customers are important partners in our regeneration journey. They help guide and shape our planning and the way we do things.

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Our Environment

Sustainability is central to all we do, and the efficient use of resources and carbon reduction are front of mind in our planning and operations. We also aim to be a responsible guardian of the environment in which we work.

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Reducing our carbon emissions

The environment is one of the pillars of CentrePort’s regeneration which includes taking up the challenge of reducing carbon emissions.

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Minimising waste for a better future

We’ve now recycled a huge 128,000 tonnes of waste concrete as part of our award-winning waste-minimisation programme.

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Sustainability is central to all we do, and the efficient use of resources and carbon reduction are front of mind in our planning and operations. We also aim to be a responsible guardian of the environment in which we work.

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Our Community

Part of our regeneration is about reaching out to the community and growing our important relationships with people and organisations beyond the port gates.

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Protecting Kaiwharawhara Stream

This year CentrePort joined forces with ZEALANDIA and others to help protect one of Wellington’s most precious waterways – the Kaiwharawhara Stream.

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Young sailors supported through regatta sponsorship

We’re proud to support the next generation of sailors through our long-running sponsorship of a Wellington yacht regatta.

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Part of our regeneration is about reaching out to the community and growing our important relationships with people and organisations beyond the port gates.

Tiamana me te tumuaki: ngā pūrongo

Chair and
Chief Executive reports

The headwinds of the COVID-19 pandemic have not prevented CentrePort’s regeneration gathering momentum, and the business has produced solid results despite ongoing disruption.

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Our business

Amidst global uncertainty we’ve maintained our import and export services for our customers – and helped keep the heart of New Zealand connected to the world.

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Logs

Record year for log trade

CentrePort’s log business is benefiting from a global surge in demand for wood, and this year has seen a record number of logs exported.

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Containers

Container export volumes stable

While COVID-19 has continued to hold back growth in the container business, volumes have remained stable overall.

Fuel and ferries

Fuel trade holds steady

There has been a slight uplift in fuel figures this year in the face of continued flux in demand.

Vehicles and bulk cargo

Vehicle imports bolstered by pandemic

Unexpectedly strong growth in vehicle numbers this year has been due to high domestic demand.

Shipping

Shipping services

Four shipping services call at CentrePort. We have worked closely with each this year to navigate challenges and disruptions caused largely by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Waihangatanga: ngā hihiringa

Regeneration initiatives

This year CentrePort’s regeneration has gathered momentum and moved from planning to implementation. We’re working to develop a 21st century supply chain logistics asset that’s better able to meet and adapt to future challenges.

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Thorndon Container Wharf reinstatement

Electric container-transfer vehicles

Vehicle import area Development

Port entrance

Port land repurposing

Ground resilience

Seaview energy resilience project

Waingawa log hub expansion

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Our culture

The culture at CentrePort supports a safe and rewarding workplace that emphasises wellbeing and positive leadership and encourages great service for our customers.

Health and safety

Better culture – safer port

Our sustained focus on our safety culture has led to continual improvements in injury prevention.

Wellness

Wellbeing initiatives for resilient people

CentrePort has introduced several successful initiatives this year to support the wellbeing of our people.

Training

A fresh approach to training

We’re serious about developing and investing in our people to build their capabilities and improve performance and safety.

Leadership initiatives

Golden rules for good leaders

Our golden rules for leadership are about being a great example, a good communicator and an effective team builder, and enabling great performance.

Community engagement

Playing our part in the community

Wellington’s harbour and the wider region is not only where we work, but where we live and play. Community is one of CentrePort’s regeneration pillars.

Values

Guided by our values

In everything we do at CentrePort, we look to our values to guide us.

Ngā ahumoni me te kāwanatanga

Financials and governance

CentrePort has produced solid financial results despite ongoing pandemic-related uncertainty and disruption.