Port structures

I sit on my terrace looking over the harbour at the Ports of Auckland, which has slowly moved closer to me over the past 25 years. There are three very large eyesores that were installed, dramatically, in what seems like a long time ago.
But why have they never been used to unload cargo? I've never seen a vessel with containers tied up alongside these three ugly things. Do they not fulfil their assumed function of unloading containers? Why are they there? Is there a problem, that we ratepayers (and owners of Ports of Auckland) should know about?

Rates fairness

Billion dollar surplus


Tax cut

Bridges' view

Diabetes tests

Vegan protests

Rugby world

Sideline tries

Fix the footpaths

Short & sweet