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To facilitate the easy flow of cargo within the port area, we offer inter-wharf shuttle services to add value to the growing number of customers using the port as a trans-shipment hub.

To transfer containers quickly and seamlessly, we offer an inter-wharf cartage service using a fleet of vehicles able to carry a mix of 20-foot and 40-foot containers on multi-trailer combination tractor units of up to 110 tonnes' capacity. Our shuttle services can transfer full and empty containers, as well as breakbulk cargo.

What is are ‘Urgent’ and ‘Standard’ Moves?

If a container is on the port and available to be moved 24 hours prior to the departing vessel's arrival, and the move has been requested 36 hours prior to the departing vessel's arrival, then it is a 'standard' move and Port of Auckland will guarantee the move. However, if either of these conditions is not true then the container will be treated as an 'urgent' move. The move will be carried out on a ‘best endeavours’ basis and charged at the higher rate.

How do I Order a Shuttle Move?

If the transhipment has been notified to the vessel planners prior to discharge from the in-bound vessel, there is no need to do anything further. For all other moves, fill in the Interwharf Transfer form. Make sure it is then sent to Customer Service within its normal operating hours.

Click here to view the Price Schedule for shuttle costs.