Rationale for a national strategy for hub & port development

In the last two years there has been significant speculation around the development of new or enlarged logistics hubs and associated port expansions to handle the larger ships that are due to call in New Zealand sometime soon. Nationally, this represents hundreds of millions in potential port investment to handle these ships, yet requires no commitment from the shipping companies as to what ports they will support long term in order that the investment can be recouped. This is an unacceptably high risk for a small country. The decisions must be made as to which ports and hubs are of national interest to develop, and which options provide the most long-term benefit to the country in terms of whole-of-life asset utilisation. These are decisions of national importance, but as all New Zealand ports compete at both local and national levels, they cannot be expected to support initiatives that may be detrimental to their current status.

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Maersk adds Wellington to Asia run – Big Boost CentrePort

 

It is pleasing to see that the strategies researched and developed by Corporate Logistics Ltd have been brought to reality by the Port of Wellington and Maersk are now coming to fruition

Corporate Logistics Ltd, of Palmerston North, NZ developed the value proposition strategies for CentrePort, Wellington to focus on imported durables (among other things) in 2009-10 to get a Maersk container service direct to Tanjung Pelepas.

Corporate Logistics also worked with Maersk Logistics Malaysia and Sinagapore and The Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia, some years ago on 2 separate projects to establish a strategy to get NZ and Australian products into the port as part of a wider Asia distribution strategy.

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