Ports and Logistics

Workers walk out at New Zealand’s largest port, slam management over safety lapses

Workers at New Zealand’s largest port walked off site today and cast a vote of no confidence in senior management over health and safety concerns following the deaths of two employees at Ports of Auckland.

The ports’ owners Auckland Council had earlier commissioned an independent report into the ports’ health and safety record and processes.

The report found Ports of Auckland had “systemic problems” in relation to critical health and safety risk management, and “significant improvement” was needed.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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