Auckland (NZAKL)

Port Code NZAKL City Auckland
Port Name Auckland Country/Region New Zealand
Category Port City Route NEW ZEALAND
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Main Port

Introduction of Auckland (NZAKL)



The Port of Auckland, also known as Waitemata Harbour, is Auckland's main entrance to the sea. Although the port almost surrounds the city, the city is almost criss-crossed by the Auckland Harbour Bridge. The port is surrounded by the Auckland Isthmus to the north and east, and the shallow waters of Manukau Port are connected to the south. The port occupies an area of ​​70 square miles, connecting the Auckland wharf and the Auckland waterfront, connecting the Pacific Ocean and Hauraki Bay, and being protected by North Island City, Rangitoto Island and Waiheke Island to the north, making White Mart an excellent Safe haven. "Wai Te Mata" is a Maori language. The first Maori who came to Auckland, when they saw the sparkling water at the port, described the port as "a sea shimmering like a jewel" and named it Waitemata. The Port of Oakland has been in operation for more than 175 years, from a few simple terminals to a large container terminal . The emergence of containerization has greatly improved efficiency, employing more than 500 people, and it is estimated that the port will promote 187,000 jobs.

Waitemata Port extends westward from the end of Rangitoto Strait. In essence, Waitemata Port is an extension of Hauraki Gulf. The main entrance to the port is on the south side, between North Head and Bastion Point. The port runs through Tiatatu to the northwest, meets Tiatatu on the west, and has the famous Wohe River to the southwest. The northern part of the port is land, and it is also the location of North Island City in the Auckland district. There are also some large and small suburban areas along the east and west, such as Birkenhead, Northcote, Devonport and so on. To the south is the famous city of Auckland and its coastal suburbs, such as Mission Bay, Parnell, Herne Bay, and Chevalier. Part of the triangular peninsula of Chevalier is embedded in Waitemata Harbour. The Auckland Harbour Bridge actually runs through the entire port. The southern end of the port is Westhaven Small Wharf, and to the east of this is Liberty Bay and Viaduct Basin. Further east is the port's entrance to the sea, the Auckland Wharf. I mentioned the Birkenhead area just now, so I will focus on it here. There are many wharves with huge throughput in Birkenhead area, which is a suburban area of ​​Auckland area. Famous buildings include Devonport Naval Base and Chelsea Sugar Refinery. It is worth mentioning that the naval base’s storage warehouse is at Cape Coley. If only the wharf near the sugar refinery and Cape Coley are included, the displacement of the wharf has reached 500 GRT, which shows the status of Birkenhead. As for some small piers in Birkenhead, there are ferry services to and from the Auckland Central Business District. Such as Northcote, Devonport and Westport.

Other Ports in New Zealand

Leave a Message

* Tell us which Seaport info wrong or missing.

Summary of NZAKL

Auckland Port (port code: NZAKL), also known as Waitemata Harbour, is New Zealand's major port. It is located on the east coast of North Island.
Covering an area of ​​70 square miles, the port has two port areas: one on the east coast near Auckland's central business district and the other on the west coast in Onehunga. The port’s general wharves, with three kilometers of berths, are used for breakbulk cargoes that include timber, steel, liquid and dry bulk, vehicles, and containers. The port also contains two world-class terminals for containers that are easily accessible to 33% of the country's consumers. Each terminal has ample cargo-handling equipment and state-of-the-art container tracking systems.
The port handles approximately 13.3 million tons of cargo, including about 4.3 million tons of break bulk cargo, and 8.4 million TEUs annually. The principal imports entering this port are containers, phosphates, sulphur, iron and steel, fresh fruit, motor vehicles, machinery, chemicals, general cargo, wheat, raw sugar, fuel and vegetable oils. The main exports leaving this port include dairy produce, fruit and vegetables, wool, hides, meats, kiwi fruit, sugar, steel, timber, paper products and general cargo.
Each year around 1,620 vessels and 100,000 passengers visit this port. The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are sailing vessels, accounting for about 64%; and cargo vessels, taking up around 14%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 295 meters. The maximum draught is 12.6 meters. The maximum deadweight is 68,038t.