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 deep-water port at Marsden Point. This also reflects the Port of Tauranga’s multi-port growth strategy.
- The development of MetroPort Christchurch, a 15 hectare intermodal freight hub in Rolleston at the Izone industrial park 12 kilometres south of Christchurch to enable the receival, packing and distribution of containerised cargo along with providing empty container depot services.
- A 50% shareholding in PrimePort Timaru and a lease of the Timaru Container Terminal for up to 35 years. Establishing MetroPort Christchurch will provide South Island exporters with the option to efficiently access Timaru and similarly, importers in the Christchurch area will have the option to ship through Timaru.
- A strategic ten year freight alliance with freight and logistics management company Kotahi (Coda Operations GP Limited): this, along with a separate long term agreement between Kotahi and Maersk Line – the world’s largest container shipping company, will deliver a “step change” for New Zealand’s $95 billion international trade sector.