Tauranga Container Terminal

The Tauranga Container Terminal based at Sulphur Point is a business division of the Port of Tauranga, offering a 24-hour, seven-day service for ship planning, ship operations, marshalling, on-board stevedoring and reefer services.

The Terminal operates in a competitive environment and has established itself as a service of choice by consistently achieving productivity rates among the highest in the world.

The Tauranga Container Terminal has dedicated road and rail access streamlining cargo movement into and out of the Port, and is a key link in the MetroPort Auckland service. The Terminal operates a fleet of 53 straddle carriers linked by leading-edge information technology, ensuring the efficient movement of containers and allowing customers to track their cargo through every step in the process.

It was the first port facility in New Zealand to introduce the EDI booking system for receiving bookings from shipping lines, monitoring receipt of containers and providing direct access to information about bookings.

Investment in new technology is continuing as the Tauranga Container Terminal strives to further improve its performance, efficiency and service to customers.

Berthage and Craneage Policy


Height restriction to Sulphur Point

As a result of the Tauranga Harbour Link project, the clearance under the Mirrielees Road overbridge is 5.5 metres.  Overheights up to 6.5 metres can be accommodated via Takitimu Drive off-ramp into Mirrielees Road.