Ports of Auckland Limited is New Zealand’s leading port company, connecting our country’s importers and exporters with more than 165 international ports in nearly 70 countries.
We provide a full range of cutting-edge cargo-handling and logistics services at two seaports – one on the east coast adjacent to the Auckland central business district, the other on the west coast in Onehunga – and a strategically located inland port at Wiri, South Auckland.
By value of trade handled, we are New Zealand's most significant port. In 2009, we handled cargo the equivalent to 15% of the country's total GDP - twice as much as any other New Zealand port.
Our Auckland seaport is New Zealand's largest container port, handling more than 840,000 20-foot equivalent container units (TEU) per annum. Our total container volumes represent 49% of the North Island container trade and 36% of New Zealand's total container trade.
Our General Wharves handle 2.7 million tonnes of bulk and breakbulk (non-containerised) cargo each year, including 67% of the total vehicle imports to New Zealand.
We provide towage, pilotage and linesman services on the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours, where we service upwards of 1,600 ship calls each year – four to five ships a day.
Auckland is also the country's premiere exchange port for cruises, hosting around 70 calls each season and helping to secure significant tourism revenue for the region.
We employ approximately 540 full time equivalent staff and are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Ports of Auckland also holds a 19.9% stake in Northland Port Corporation (NZ) Ltd, which part-owns Northport Ltd; a 50.0% share of North Tugz Ltd and a 27.5% holding in United Containers Ltd, one of New Zealand’s largest container depot operators. Ports of Auckland is also part of the Seafuels joint venture with Pacific Basin Shipping, operating the Awanuia tanker to provide a refuelling service for cruise ships and commercial vessels calling the Waitemata Harbour.