Port sector releases plan for improving safety on NZ ports

March 15, 2023

The Port Health and Safety Leadership Group – made up of unions, ports and stevedoring companies, the Port Industry Association, Maritime NZ and WorkSafe NZ – has today released its advice to the Minister of Transport on how to make New Zealand ports safer.

The Port Sector Insights Picture and Action Plan was developed following the tragic deaths of two port workers in 2022, after which the Minister of Transport asked the Port Health and Safety Leadership Group for advice to address health and safety on ports.

Northport supports and endorses this announcement entirely. The port has been fully engaged with the development process and has been pleased to contribute.

“This is a significant milestone for the New Zealand port sector,” said Northport CEO Jon Moore. “We’re delighted that the wide range of organisations enabling, using and working across the port sector have been able to jointly develop this robust plan of action which the Minister has endorsed.”

Find the full news release issued by the Port Health & Safety Leadership Group here.  

Find a copy of the plan here

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