Port of Tauranga is the natural gateway to and from international markets for many of New Zealand's businesses.
The Port's location is central to key export commodity sources. We have direct and dedicated access to
New Zealand's largest import market, the capacity to expand our infrastructure, and unrivalled sea,
road and rail connections.
The Port of Tauranga is no longer striving simply to be New Zealand's preferred single cargo
gateway. We aim to be recognised as New Zealand's Port for the Future by offering a range
of preferred cargo gateways and shipping solutions that include and transcend the boundaries of our historic base in the Bay of Plenty.
The Port's key strength lies in our ability to grow to meet customer requirements and market demands. We have the land holdings to expand, and the integrity, innovation and commitment to meet our customers' future needs.
The key to this success is a focus on maintaining our core business at Tauranga, while also expanding into new ventures that are reshaping the traditions of service delivery in New Zealand's port sector.
- The establishment of New Zealand's first integrated inland port operation, MetroPort Auckland.
MetroPort is located in the heart of Auckland's industrial hub. A strategic initiative on the part of the
Port to offer a competitive door-to-door import service and to provide importers and exporters with
a choice of ports in the Auckland region.
- An alliance with Northland Port Corporation (NZ) Ltd to develop a new deepwater port at Marsden Point.
This also reflects the Port of Tauranga's multi-port growth strategy.
- The purchase of Tapper Transport. Tapper Transport operates the largest freight container
station in Australasia, offering a wide range of logistics services.