Mount Maunganui Facilities
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.
To the south of the Mount Maunganui Wharves 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.
View the Port Tanker Berth Information Manual
Tauranga Container Terminal
On 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, eight 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 2,634 fixed reefer points available for refrigerated containers – the largest reefer capacity in the Southern Hemisphere.
Inland freight hubs
Port of Tauranga owns 190 hectares of strategic land holdings around Tauranga Harbour. It also owns and operates inland freight hubs in Auckland, Christchurch and soon Hamilton.
The MetroPort Auckland complex comprises nearly 33 hectares and is home to an inland freight hub operated by Port of Tauranga and KiwiRail.
Port of Tauranga also owns 15 hectares at Rolleston, home to the MetroPort Christchurch facility linked by rail to our container terminal at Timaru.
Port of Tauranga has formed a 50/50 joint venture with Tainui Group Holdings to establish an inland port at the Ruakura Superhub near Hamilton. The Ruakura Inland Port is due to open in 2022 and will be linked by rail to the Tauranga Container Terminal.