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Northport lines up $800m expansion, sidelines Auckland debate

Brent Melville
Fri, 23 Jul 2021

Jon Moore: 'we'll pursue our own strategy' (Image: BusinessDesk)
Brent Melville
Fri, 23 Jul 2021
A three-pronged road, rail and coastal shipping network are vital parts to a viable, functioning upper North Island freight strategy, says Northport chief executive Jon Moore.While locally owned coastal shipping, which would provide feeder services between main hub ports and smaller spoke ports, was probably part of a “longer term strategy”, Moore said upgraded rail service remained the "missing link".That has become an acute issue as the country’s northernmost port gears up to deal with localised growth and play a &...

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