About us

Ports of Auckland Limited is the port for New Zealand’s largest city, connecting our country’s importers and exporters with more than 165 international ports in nearly 70 countries.

Relevant documents and publications

Port Booklet

Ports of Auckland Timelapse Video

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 2010, we handled cargo the equivalent to 13% of the country's total GDP - twice as much as any other New Zealand port.

1.	Ports of Auckland operates in three locations in the Auckland region – New Zealand’s 
        		economic hub.

Ports of Auckland operates in three locations in the Auckland region – New Zealand’s economic hub.

Our Auckland seaport is New Zealand's largest container port, handling more than 818,000 20-foot equivalent container units (TEU) per annum. Our total container volumes represent 50.38% of the Upper North Island container trade, 42% of the North Island container trade and 31.3% of New Zealand's total container trade.

Our Multi-Cargo Facility handles 4.4 million tonnes of bulk and breakbulk (non-containerised) cargo each year, including over 70% 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 1,400 ship calls each year – three to four ships a day.

Auckland is also the country's premiere exchange port for cruises, hosting around 100 calls each year and helping to secure significant tourism revenue for the region.

We employ approximately 419 full time equivalent staff and are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Ports of Auckland Limited was formed in 1988 and is today 100% owned by Auckland Council Investments Limited, a council controlled investment company.

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.

To learn more about Ports of Auckland, refer to our recent Annual Review, and The Port for Auckland's Future booklet. Or, watch our time-lapse video to see the Port at work.