New Zealand's Largest Ports

Featuring collective year on year growth, view New Zealand's largest ports by annual container volume, based on statistics from the Ministry of Transport.

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Port Container Volumes

The following infographics bring to life annual container handling statistics from the Ministry of Transport, listing New Zealand's six leading ports (Tauranga, Auckland, Lyttelton, Napier, Otago and Wellington). Various volumes are displayed by location, illustrating an ever increasing collective demand for sea freight services.

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View, download and print your copy of Champion Freight's infographics, featuring New Zealand's largest ports by annual container handling volumes.

2016 Data 2014 Data

Infographic

With a leap of 12% from 2015 to 2016, Tauranga is New Zealand's largest port with an annual container handling total of 657,690.

2012 - 2016 New Zealand container handling volumes by port

2012 - 2016 Port Container Volumes

Year

AKL

LYT

NAP

OTA

TRG

2010

541,708

154,643

111,796

154,643

347,815

2011

549,906

204,056

121,116

137,786

396,171

2012

458,567

227,844

135,819

119,400

563,033

2013

549,375

250,886

140,906

128,251

510,788

2014

610,822

262,395

144,010

118,148

529,203

2015

587,332

245,747

157,700

113,307

586,988

2016

558,510

260,760

159,950

118,586

657,690

  • AKL - Auckland
  • LYT - Lyttelton
  • NAP - Napier
  • OTA - Otage
  • TRG - Tauranga

2014 Infographic

Our original container handling infographic was published in March 2015, and depicts port volumes from 2010 to 2014. Though totals have collectively increased, some ports have lost volumes over the past few years. That includes Auckland, which has since conceded the top position to Tauranga as New Zealand's largest port.

2010 - 2014 New Zealand container handling volumes by port
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