The huge gantry cranes at the Port of Auckland carefully transported a container with all our belongings from ship to shore nearly 12 years ago when we immigrated to New Zealand. It was one of many, in fact in 2014, Auckland handled 610,822 containers.
Very few have personal belongings. New Zealand top exports include: Concentrated Milk (15%), Sheep and Goat Meat (5.7%), Butter (4.4%), Rough Wood (3.9%), and Frozen Bovine Meat (3.8%). In contrast New Zealand’s top imports are Crude Petroleum (11%), Cars (7.2%), Refined Petroleum (5.2%), Computers (3.1%), and Delivery Trucks (1.9%). ¹
Where to find the Port of Auckland:
Located next to the ferry building, we walk or drive by the gantry cranes nearly every time we are in Auckland. They have become such a common site to us, we barely notice them.
Do you live near a port with big gantry cranes? Are they close to the city center, or off in an industrial area?
Posted for the A to Z blogging challenge 2015. My theme and posts to date: AmaZing Auckland from A to Z. This post also linked to BeThere2Day for Wordless Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer.
¹ Import and export statistic supplied by the Observatory of Economic Complexity.