For 150 years Wellington’s harbour has welcomed ships travelling to and from the four corners of the globe. CentrePort is a busy and growing port, a driving force in the growth and prosperity of central New Zealand.
It has invested in equipment, technology and innovative services so it can move goods quickly, safely, and cost effectively, connecting central New Zealand to the world.
It is now getting ready for the larger ships that will soon be visiting New Zealand.
It plans to apply for resource consents to deepen two sections of Wellington Harbour/Te Whanganui-a-Tara to enable those bigger ships to visit the port.
Moving central New Zealand closer to the world
CentrePort is a busy and productive port moving about $3.5billion of cargo each year.
Visited by 12 international shipping lines, the port plays a vital role in central New Zealand’s economic growth and competitiveness.
CentrePort has invested in equipment, technology and innovative services so it can move goods safely, quickly and cost effectively connecting central New Zealand to the world.
CentrePort’s recent business initiatives developed with customers and regional partners over the past three years has resulted in significant growth, and further expansion of inland freight hubs and its CentreRail service is underway.
Since 2013 the port has seen growth of more than 30% in TEU and more than 50% in log volumes.
(TEU – as containers vary in size TEU is used as a unit to measure container volumes. It stands for twenty-foot equivalent units.)
In 2015 the port handled 208 container ship visits, 77 log vessels, and 77 passenger cruise ships. It handled about 116,000 containers and approximately 926,000 tonnes of logs.
Governed by a commercial board, CentrePort is 76.4% owned by Greater Wellington Regional Council and 23.6% owned by Horizons Regional Council.