Port of Tauranga

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On the Mount Maunganui side of the harbour, the Port of Tauranga has 2,055m of linear (continuous) berth face.
Immediately adjacent to the wharf are cargo sheds and a 20,000 tonne capacity coldstore. Spread along the wharf are 22 bunker points to allow ships to refuel while loading or unloading. More than 90 hectares of back-up land is available for cargo handling and storage.


View maps of the Mount Maunganui Wharves

View the Port Information Manual 

View Berth Information

To the south of the Mount Maunganui Wharf is the Tanker Berth
The tanker berth was completed in 1980 and is dedicated to the transfer of dangerous goods in bulk. Activities include the discharging and/or loading of tankers carrying bulk fluids such as hydrocarbon oil products, chemicals and edible oils. A conveyor system can also used for loading woodchips. The facility consists of a free standing wharf of 80 metres in length with dolphins at each end allowing for ships of up to 250 metres LOA to berth and pump ashore.

3 Chief_13[1]View the Port Tanker Berth Information Manual

On the western side of the port is Sulphur Point
Opened in 1992, this facility features 770m of heavy-duty wharf, seven container cranes and 27 hectares of paved container yard.

More than 25,000 m2 of covered storage is available for cargo handling and a further 9,000 tonne coldstore caters for temperature controlled cargo. Almost 1,600 power points are available for refrigerated containers.

Wharf Length

Mount Maunganui 2,055m
Sulphur Point 770m

Berth Occupancy Statistics

Maximum Vessel Length 290m
Berth Occupancy – Mount Maunganui 38.8%
Berth Occupancy – Sulphur Point 43.3%

Cranes – Maximum Lift

1 Liebherr Model Super Tango Multi-purpose Crane
Maximum Lift (tonnes)
1 Liebherr Post Panamax Cranes Model P141L/Super
Maximum Lift (tonnes)


2 Liebherr Post Panamax Cranes Model P141L/Super
Maximum Lift (tonnes)
3 Liebherr Twin Lift Crane Model P157L/Super
Maximum Lift (tonnes)


36 Straddle Carriers
Maximum Lift (tonnes)
12 Hoppers (capacity in tonnes) 50-300

Belt Conveyer Loader and Slinger

Woodchips (max tonnes/hour) 750

Cargo Storage Area Available sqm

Mount Maunganui
Dry Storage
Cold Storage
General Cargo/Cool Storage
Sulphur Point
Dry Storage
Cold Storage

Off Wharf Storage (tonnes)

Petroleum Products
Weighbridge (capacity in tonnes) 100
Available 24 hours a day on card system or operator by request.

Reefer Points

337 points are available at Mount Maunganui and 1600 at Sulphur Point.