The Tauranga Container Terminal at Sulphur Point is New Zealand’s largest and most efficient, handling around 41% of all shipping containers.
It is the only terminal able to accommodate the largest container ships to visit New Zealand, unlocking economic and environmental benefits for importers and exporters.
The terminal is connected by rail and road to the rest of the Upper North Island, with direct access to inland freight hubs at MetroPort Auckland and the Ruakura Superhub, opening in Hamilton in 2022.
The Tauranga Container Terminal operates nine ship-to-shore cranes and 53 straddle carriers linked by leading-edge technology, ensuring the efficient movement of containers and allowing customers to track their cargo at every step. Investment continues, with projects under way to increase berth and landside capacity.
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.