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.