UPDATE: 1330hrs on Thursday 2 September 2021

September 2, 2021

Northport Ltd welcomes and supports the decision announced by the government this afternoon to move Northland to Public Health Alert Level Three at midnight tonight.

We are expecting an increase in imports and exports through Northport at Level Three. However, it is unclear at this stage what products these will be, or the volumes involved. We do expect log deliveries to re-commence but cannot be specific at this stage about anticipated volumes.

Accordingly, we have developed an operational plan that will enable us, and everyone who works at the port, to work safely at Level Three. This is based on the tried and tested protocols that we put in place in 2020.

Our priority is to ensure that all the Level Three safeguards outlined by health authorities to prevent any spread of COVID-19 are in place, and that people can work at the port under these restrictions without compromising other aspects of health and safety.

We continue to receive excellent cooperation from all organisations working at the port and we thank them sincerely for this. We also thank their staff for their compliance with the additional safeguards we have put in place over this period. Mauri ora!

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