POAL Pushes Beyond The Boundary
The new rail exchange connecting the POAL Inland Port at Wiri and the seaport is the realisation of a long held ambition.
POAL's Vision is to be the best port in Australasia with world class performance. The increased use of rail was always essential to the achievement of that Vision. Working to a strategy created to lift the proportion of POAL cargo carried by rail from 10% to 30% within a few years, Ports of Auckland sees rail driving further efficiencies in the supply chain by improving operational performance and profitability of the 6 year old Wiri Inland Port(IP). Initially served by a truck-based shuttle service , as of February this year, the Wiri IP is additionally served by a dedicated rail link with four shuttles a week Monday to Thursday. Each rail shuttles comprise 23 wagons in each direction with capacity for 46 TEU in each direction.
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