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The following charts provide estimated sea freight transit times between popular domestic and international ports across the globe. Recommended as a guide only (given weather and carrier related considerations) each chart is available to download and print (PDF) for your records. Please see our sea freight schedules for the latest vessel departure and arrival dates.

Descriptions

  • Charter - Based on the estimated transit time of a charter vessel traveling the most direct shipping route at a speed of 20 knots.
  • Schedule - Estimated carrier shipping times. Please note possible transshipment requirements which may affect voyage duration.
  • w - Week(s)
  • d - Day(s)
  • h - Hour(s)
  • AKL - Auckland
  • LYT - Lyttelton
  • NSN - Nelson
  • POE - Port Chalmers
  • TRG - Tauranga
  • WLG - Wellington

New Zealand

Estimated coastal sea freight transit times between popular domestic ports throughout New Zealand.

New Zealand | Schedule

AKL

LYT

NSN

POE

TRG

WLG

Auckland

-

2d-8d

4d-8d

6d-9d

1d-12d

3d-8d

Lyttelton

2d-8d

-

1d-12d

1d-2d

2d-7d

1d-4d

Nelson

4d-8d

1d-2d

-

3d

2d-5d

1d-3d

Port Chalmers

6d-9d

1d-2d

3d

-

4d-7d

2d-5d

Tauranga

1d-12d

2d-7d

2d-5d

4d-7d

-

1d-6d

Wellington

3d-8d

1d-4d

1d-3d

2d-5d

1d-6d

-

New Zealand | Charter

AKL

LYT

NSN

POE

TRG

WLG

Auckland

-

1d 10h

1d 8h

1d 18h

7h

1d 4h

Lyttelton

1d 10h

-

14h

10h

1d 6h

9h

Nelson

1d 8h

14h

-

21h

1d 5h

6h

Port Chalmers

1d 18h

10h

21h

-

1d 14h

17h

Tauranga

7h

1d 6h

1d 5h

1d 14h

-

22h

Wellington

1d 4h

9h

6h

17h

22h

-

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Australia

High volume Trans-Tasman ports, and estimated sea freight transit times between them.

Australia | Schedule

AKL

LYT

NSN

POE

TRG

WLG

Adelaide

1w-2w

2w

2w

3w

1w-3w

2w

Brisbane

4d-2w

1w-2w

1w-2w

1w-2w

5d-2w

1w-2w

Melbourne

5d-3w

2w

1w-2w

2w-3w

4d-1w

1w-2w

Fremantle

3w-4w

3w-4w

3w

3w-4w

3w-4w

3w

Sydney

3d-3w

1w-2w

1w

2w

2d-2w

5d-1w

Australia | Charter

AKL

LYT

NSN

POE

TRG

WLG

Adelaide

4d 6h

3d 23h

3d 19h

3d 13h

4d 10h

3d 22h

Brisbane

2d 20h

3d 7h

2d 21h

3d 8h

3d

3d

Melbourne

3d 10h

3d 4h

2d 23h

3d 19h

3d 14h

3d 3h

Fremantle

6d 16h

6d 5h

6d 5h

5d 20h

6d 20h

6d 8h

Sydney

2d 16h

2d 21h

2d 10h

2d 14h

2d 20h

2d 14h

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Asia

Popular shipping ports throughout Asia and estimated sea freight transit times to and from New Zealand.

Asia | Schedule

AKL

LYT

NSN

POE

TRG

WLG

Bangkok

5w

4w-5w

3w-4w

4w

4w

4w

Belawan

3w-4w

3w-4w

4w

3w

3w-4w

3w-4w

Busan

3w-5w

3w-5w

3w-6w

4w

2w-5w

3w-6w

Ho Chi Minh

3w-4w

3w-4w

4w

3w

3w-4w

3w-4w

Hong Kong

3w-4w

3w-4w

3w-5w

3w-4w

3w-4w

4w-5w

Jakarta

3w

3w

4w

3w

3w

3w-4w

Kaohsiung

5w

5w

6w-7w

7w

4w

4w-5w

Laem Chabang

3w-4w

4w

4w

4w

3w-5w

3w-4w

Manila

4w-5w

4w-5w

4w-5w

4w

4w-5w

4w-5w

Port Klang

2w-3w

3w

3w-4w

2w-3w

3w

3w-4w

Qindao

4w-5w

4w-5w

5w

4w

4w-5w

5w

Shanghai

3w-5w

3w-4w

3w-5w

3w-4w

2w-4w

3w-5w

Singapore

2w-3w

3w

3w

2w-3w

2w-3w

3w

Surabaya

4w-5w

4w

5w

4w

3w-5w

4w-5w

Yantian

3w-4w

3w-4w

3w-4w

3w

3w-4w

4w

Asia | Charter

AKL

LYT

NSN

POE

TRG

WLG

Bangkok

11d 23h

12d 8h

12d 8h

11d 23h

12d 3h

12d 11h

Belawan

11d 8h

11d 9h

11d 10h

11d 1h

11d 12h

11d 13h

Busan

10d 14h

11d 8h

10d 23h

11d 16h

10d 18h

11d 1h

Ho Chi Minh

11d 6h

11d 23h

11d 8h

11d 10h

11d 10h

11d 12h

Hong Kong

10d 13h

11d 6h

10d 21h

11d 14h

10d 17h

10d 23h

Jakarta

9d 19h

9d 18h

9d 18h

9d 9h

9d 23h

9d 21h

Kaohsiung

10d

10d 18h

10d 8h

11d 1h

10d 4h

10d 11h

Laem Chabang

11d 21h

12d 6h

12d 5h

11d 20h

12d 1h

12d 9h

Manila

9d 11h

10d 4h

9d 19h

10d 12h

9d 15h

9d 22h

Port Klang

11d

11d 1h

11d 1h

10d 16h

11d 3h

11d 5h

Qindao

11d 4h

11d 22h

11d 13h

12d 6h

11d 8h

11d 16h

Shanghai

10d 17h

11d 11h

11d 1h

11d 18h

10d 21h

11d 4h

Singapore

10d 13h

10d 17h

10d 17h

10d 8h

10d 17h

10d 20h

Surabaya

9d 3h

9d 16h

9d 7h

9d 7h

9d 7h

9d 10h

Yantian

10d 14h

11d 7h

10d 22h

11d 15h

10d 18h

11d

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Europe

Estimated sea freight transit times between Europe and New Zealand.

Europe | Schedule

AKL

LYT

NSN

POE

TRG

WLG

Antwerp

5w-6w

6w

6w-7w

5w-6w

5w-6w

6w-7w

Algeciras

5w-6w

6w

6w-7w

5w-6w

5w-6w

6w-7w

Barcelona

5w-6w

6w

6w-7w

6w

6w-7w

6w-7w

Bremerhaven

5w-6w

6w

7w

6w

5w-7w

7w

Felixstowe

6w-7w

6w

6w-7w

5w-6w

5w-6w

6w-7w

Genoa

5w

6w-7w

6w

6w

7w

6w

Hamburg

6w-8w

6w-8w

7w

6w

6w-7w

7w-8w

La Spezia

5w

7w

6w

6w-7w

7w

6w

Las Palmas

7w

7w

8w

7w

7w-8w

8w

Le Havre

5w-6w

6w

7w

6w

5w-7w

7w

Rotterdam

6w-8w

6w-7w

7w

6w

5w-7w

7w

Southampton

5w-8w

6w-8w

6w-7w

6w

6w-7w

6w-7w

Valencia

5w

6w

6w

5w-6w

6w

6w

Europe | Charter

AKL

LYT

NSN

POE

TRG

WLG

Antwerp

23d 16h

23d 18h

23d 20h

23d 23h

23d 13h

23d 15h

Algeciras

22d 16h

22d 18h

22d 20h

22d 15h

22d 14h

22d 15h

Barcelona

22d 19h

22d 8h

22d 8h

21d 23h

22d 23h

22d 11h

Bremerhaven

24d 2h

24d 4h

24d 6h

24d 9h

23d 23h

24d 1h

Felixstowe

23d 12h

23d 14h

23d 16h

23d 19h

23d 10h

23d 11h

Genoa

22d 11h

21d 23h

21d 23h

21d 15h

22d 15h

22d 3h

Hamburg

24d 4h

24d 7h

24d 8h

24d 11h

24d 2h

24d 3h

La Spezia

22d 9h

21d 22h

21d 22h

21d 13h

22d 13h

22d 1h

Las Palmas

21d 14h

21d 9h

21d 14h

21d 11h

21d 11h

21d 9h

Le Havre

23d 6h

23d 9h

23d 10h

23d 13h

23d 4h

22d 5h

Rotterdam

23d 16h

23d 18h

23d 20h

23d 23h

23d 13h

23d 15h

Southampton

23d 4h

23d 7h

23d 8h

23d 11h

23d 2h

23d 3h

Valencia

22d 11h

22d 12h

22d 12h

22d 3h

23d 3h

22d 15h

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North America

Estimated North American transit times for shipments to and from New Zealand.

North America | Schedule

AKL

LYT

NSN

POE

TRG

WLG

Cartagena

3w

4w

3w-4w

3w-4w

3w

3w-4w

Charleston

4w

5w-6w

4w-5w

5w

4w-5w

5w-6w

Long Beach

3w-4w

4w-5w

4w-5w

4w-5w

2w-4w

4w-5w

Manzanillo

2w-5w

5w-6w

3w-6w

3w-6w

3w-6w

6w

Oakland

2w-4w

3w-4w

3w-4w

3w-5w

2w-4w

5w

Philadelphia

4w

4w-5w

4w

4w-5w

4w

5w

Tacoma

3w

4w

4w

4w

3w-4w

4w

Vancouver

3w

3w-4w

3w-4w

4w

3w

4w

North America | Charter

AKL

LYT

NSN

POE

TRG

WLG

Cartagena

14d 6h

14d 8h

14d 10h

14d 13h

14d 3h

14d 4h

Charleston

16d 22h

17d

17d 2h

17d 5h

16d 19h

16d 21h

Long Beach

11d 19h

12d 11h

12d 10h

12d 19h

11d 17h

12d 5h

Manzanillo

11d 22h

12d 7h

12d 7h

12d 13h

11d 17h

12d 2h

Oakland

11d 20h

12d 13h

12d 13h

12d 22h

11d 20h

12d 7h

Philadelphia

17d 17h

17d 19h

17d 21h

18d

17d 14h

17d 16h

Tacoma

12d 22h

13d 17h

13d 16h

14d 1h

12d 22h

13d 11h

Vancouver

12d 22h

13d 17h

13d 16h

14d 1h

12d 22h

13d 11h

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