| Latest Auckland News | Saturday April 14 2012 6:42
The Ports of Auckland's bitter union dispute has left Auckland businesses millions out of pocket.
Auckland Chamber of Commerce has surveyed 200 small and medium sized businesses.
On average, they say they've lost $20,000.
Chamber chief Michael Barnett says it's a combined bottom line loss of around $2 million, on top of the $8 million in revenue the port itself has lost.
Mr Barnett says businesses are feeling let down, disillusioned and frustrated by the port, which promised it would become more efficient than Tauranga.
Mr Barnett says businesses were prepared to suffer a little for it.
However Mr Barnett says strongly worded emails responding to the survey suggest businesses are now feeling let down.