An independent study conducted by Middlebank Consulting Group has found that the port of Tauranga to have presented approximately 5% cost savings in comparison to Auckland.
“Organisations looking to establish a distribution network in New Zealand should seriously consider Tauranga as a base,” the report stated. “While the difference is unlikely to warrant an existing Auckland-based company to relocate, Tauranga should be more comprehensively evaluated by any potential new entrant to New Zealand.”
The city’s central location is an advantage for distribution in several import categories.
Middlebank’s analysis confirmed many examples of price savings compared with Auckland, the furniture assessment discovered that Tauranga was approximately 12.5% cheaper for warehousing and 6% cheaper for road freight.
Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller said “This report confirms what locals have known for a long time – that the Bay is booming and Tauranga is open for business,”
“As more and more people choose to call the Bay home, and our community continues to grow, one thing is abundantly clear – our city’s best days are ahead of us.” he concluded.