Our People

Dave Hare

He has been in the shipping container business in Management and Logistics for over 25 years, Initially in and around Europe, with spells in the US and Far East before moving to New Zealand 13 years ago to be the Operations Manager for United Containers limited covering New Zealand and Fiji. He brings all of his International knowledge and experience here to the New Manawatu Inland port and his hands on approach will drive the success of this newest of the inland port network. Dave is the transitional facility Operator for the Manawatu Inland Port.

Jojo Hare

Jojo started in the shipping port environment as a Park Crane Driver, being the first lady to do so in the Port of Felixstowe in the UK 16 years ago. Jojo is an experienced administrator, developing procedures and IT support mechanisms within the port environment, Jojo assists here on a part-time in administration and is the Deputy Transitional Facility Officer and A.P.

Mal Pui

Started work on this site 9 years ago when it was owned by Ken Thurston, he stayed through to the purchase by IcePak. He is a highly experienced and practical warehouseman. Holds fork and heavy hoist licences, Class 5 and swinglift licences. A valued and important member of our team here at Manawatu Inland port. Additionally Mal is one of our A.P (accredited person) for M.P.I at this transitional facility. Mal brings with him a raft of practical industry skills which assists in the efficient operations of the warehouse and services in general.

Graham Stent

Lives in Palmerston North and happily married with one daughter who is currently studying in Auckland. He is new to the team as of December 2019 and looking forward to kick-starting a new career at the Manawatu Inland Port, learning new skills and see the Inland Port become a major part of the movement of goods in and out of the Manawatu. He enjoys traveling, having visited Europe, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and lastly, the Philippines, where his lovely wife is from. He enjoys watching sports, specifically Rugby and had the opportunity to travel overseas on two All Black supporters tours for the Rugby World Cups held in both Wales and France.

Our Company Values

We pride ourselves on the professional service that we provide our customers.
We strive to uphold our company values every day in every aspect of what we do.

1. OUR COMMITMENT

Offer professional and efficient logistics support services which benefit our clients, our staff and the community at large.

2. OUR APPROACH

To act responsibly to our customers, shareholders, staff and the wider community ensuring the longevity, sustainability and security of the Manawatū Inland Port.

3. OUR MISSION

To carry out all our functions safely, diligently and responsibly with as minimal environmental impact as possible.

4. OUR GOAL

To be the first logistics support provider for the greater Manawatū region.

OUR PARTNERS

NAPIER PORT, PORTS OF AUCKLAND AND HALLS GROUP

Three of the leading companies in the distribution and logistics sector of New Zealand. We are proud that these three companies make up the shareholders for the Manawatū Inland Port.

Napier Port

Napier Port is proud to be the shipping gateway connecting the centre of New Zealand with the people and markets of the world.

NapierPort.co.nz

Ports of Auckland

Ports of Auckland is a container port owned by Auckland Council. It provides container terminal handling, bulk cargo handling, freight hubs, and support for the cruise industry and other services.

POAL.co.nz

Halls Group

Hall’s substantial fleet comprises some of the most technologically advanced refrigerated equipment on New Zealand’s roads today, with an excess of 300 solid sided trailers are purpose-built for operation in New Zealand.

Halls.co.nz

Our Region

Our region is strategically located at the geographic center of New Zealand. Its largest city, Palmerston North, acts as a central hub for the North Island with highway, rail and air connections to major centers and regions in all directions, creating a successful distribution and logistics center.

Whilst we boast our ever-growing distribution and logistics growth, we are also a center for creativity, education, innovation and science. Our region is home to three major tertiary education providers, more than the countries fair share of scientists and produces new and innovative products and concepts every year which shape the world we live in.

The region also provides a calm and peaceful work-life balance. A small city, and a heap of rural towns, we have affordable housing, short commutes, friendly people as well as a vibrant arts and theatre sector.

Get in touch with us

OUR OFFICE

SITE MANAGER

PORT HOURS

  • Open Monday - Friday
  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Closed Saturday - Sunday