Napier Port will:
1. Provide a commercial harbour, comprising deep water berths, land and buildings which are essential to the proper and safe operation of an international port.
2. Manage any development of the infrastructure and associated funding in accordance with best practice including the Company’s overall debt programme.
3. Ensure the provision of such pilotage, towage and mooring services to vessels utilising the Port of Napier, as may be required from time to time.
4. Ensure an efficient and competitive cargo handling service is provided, which meets the special requirements of all cargoes and commodities, by type and configuration (e.g. break-bulk, unitised and containerised).
5. Aggressively promote and market Napier Port to shipping lines, importers and exporters, the wider Hawke’s Bay region and central New Zealand.
6. Provide and or contract such technical, administrative or specialised services as may be required to achieve these objectives.
7. Maintain an Environmental & Sustainability Management Plan to provide a systematic review of responsible environmental management practices and procedures and to develop on-going sustainability initiatives including:
- Where applicable, an assessment of export product volumes and types transitioning through the Port, which are traded under environmental accreditation systems.
- Identifying accreditation systems relevant to Napier Port’s operations and their commercial applicability.
- Providing a framework for on-going monitoring and practical improvements including managing the impacts of carbon emissions noting that for carbon accounting purposes the Port’s carbon “footprint” will be a component of the Regional Council’s total carbon “footprint”.
- In collaboration with MPI, NZ Customs and all port users, ensure a proactive and fully compliant bio-security framework for Napier Port. This framework will encourage a culture of bio-security vigilance and responsible environmental and sustainable management practices by customers, contractors and other service providers.
8. Comply with the Port & Harbour Marine Safety Code
New business ventures into which Napier Port may expand include:
- Supply chain and logistics management and all forms of cargo movement/handling from production/manufacturing to point of ships’ departure.
- Any other activity which assists the efficiency and effectiveness of the Port, such activity may be outside the natural confines of the Port area.
The Company will keep abreast of opportunities for investment and new business activities that will provide additional prospects for growth of the Company, as well as meeting the specific financial objectives adopted from time to time.