12 Oct 2010

Ports of Auckland handling more containers

2:16 pm on 12 October 2010

Ports of Auckland says there are signs consumers are starting to buy more goods.

The port says container volumes rose nearly 8% in the three months to September, compared with the same period last year.

Imports rose 10% with vehicles jumping 25% percent, while exports increased 4%.

The cruise ship season begins on Friday, with scheduled visits to Auckland set to rise from 62 to 79.