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MetroPort Document[1]

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MetroPort Overview
 
 
S:
 \ 
Port Information
 \ 
MetroPort Document
 
April 2011
 
2
 
Contents
 
1.
Overview
 
2.
 
MetroPort Accessibility
 
3. Vehicle Booking System
 
(VBS)
 
4.
 
Key Infrastructure
 
5.
 
Import Free Time
 
6.
 
Train Scheduling & Capacity
 
7.
 
Access to Empty Container Depots (CYs)
 
8.
 
MetroPort Auckland
 
and MetroBox
 
9.
 
Development of the MetroPort Rail Connection
 
10.
 
Information Technology
 
 
 
S:
 \ 
Port Information
 \ 
MetroPort Document
 
April 2011
 
3
 
Overview
 
MetroPort Auckland is a proven concept which has gained wide acceptance in the
Auckland market
,
since its
 
inception in June 1999.
 
MetroPort Auckland
is
New Zealands
only truly integrated intermodal cargo gateway that creates supply chain efficiencies.
The driver behind the seamless delivery from Port of Tauranga to the inland destinationin Auckland, is the IT system SPARCS which allows the Tauranga Container Terminal
(TCT) to plan and control the movement of import container
s,
 
off vessel
s
and onto train
s
,
destined for MetroPort Auckland. Annual throughput has increased from 32,000 TEU in
the first year to 168,000
 
TEU year ending June 2008.
 
KiwiRail
provide the rail connection between MetroPort Auckland and the
Tauranga
Container Terminal. The Port of Taurangas current arrangements with
KiwiRail
 
run
through to May 2013 with preferential rights of renewal beyond that. MetroPort Auckland
is a
 
Customs bonded area and
 
fully licensed Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry site.

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