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New Zealand ports and freight yearbook

The New Zealand ports and freight yearbook presents a concise snapshot of selected macroeconomic and domestic drivers of New Zealand port activity and the freight task.

Ports and freight yearbook 2018

Key updates to this year’s publication include an examination of the impact of new technologies on ports and a discussion on how the relationship between ports and cities has changed over time. The Yearbook also includes a contribution from Deloitte’s specialist economic advisory team, Deloitte Access Economics, who provide an overview of both the global economy and the prospects for global trade.

 

New Zealand ports and freight yearbook 2018

Ports and freight yearbook 2017

Globalisation has led to an explosion of world trade over the last few decades. As people continue to enter middle income status, consumption patterns increasingly drive demand for traded goods. The political landscape, however, is changing. Global public concern appears to be rising, with the emergence of conservative views driving an increasingly protectionist agenda. New Zealand, as a small open economy reliant on trade, is particularly vulnerable to any major policy shifts towards protectionism.

New Zealand ports and freight yearbook 2017

Ports and freight yearbook 2016

New Zealand is a trading nation. Ports provide a vital link for 99.5% of its trade with international markets. From over 150 “ports” operating through its history, most have since been superseded by development of more efficient overland transport, or abandoned as unsuitable for evolving shipping requirements, notably ever larger ships. Of the twelve international ports that remain, a hierarchy is forming based on scale of throughput and service capability.  

New Zealand ports and freight yearbook 2016
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