Port of Tauranga Facilities

Mt Maunganui AirOn 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.

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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. 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.

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Sulphur PointOn the western side of the port is the Tauranga Container Terminal, situated at Sulphur Point
The Tauranga wharves were completed in 1992 and officially opened by the Governor General, the Honourable Dame Catherine Tizard, on 26 April 1992.  The Tauranga Container Terminal was officially opened on  30 July 1998 by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jenny Shipley.

This facility features 770m of heavy-duty wharf, seven container cranes and 38 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. The terminal has 2,250 fixed reefer points available for refrigerated containers – the largest reefer capacity in the Southern Hemisphere).

Wharf Length
Mount Maunganui 2,055m
Sulphur Point 770m
Berth Occupancy Statistics
Maximum Vessel Length 350m
Berth Occupancy – Mount Maunganui 38.8%
Berth Occupancy – Sulphur Point 43.3%
Cranes – Maximum Lift
1 Liebherr Post Panamax Cranes Model P141L/Super
Maximum Lift (tonnes)
2 Liebherr Post Panamax Cranes Model P141L/Super
Maximum Lift (tonnes)
5 Liebherr Twin Lift Crane Model P157L/Super
Maximum Lift (tonnes)
1 Liebherr Twin Lift Crane Model P166L/Super
Maximum Lift (tonnes)
53 Straddle Carriers
Maximum Lift (tonnes)
12 Hoppers (capacity in tonnes) 50-300
Cargo Storage Area Available (m2)
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 2,250 at Sulphur Point.