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Lyttelton (NZLYT)

Lyttelton, Canterbury Region, New Zealand

Port Code NZLYT Port Name Lyttelton
City Lyttelton Country/Region New Zealand
Port Type Main Port Category Port City
Latitude -43.607 Longitude 172.7185
Lyttelton (Port Code:NZLYT) has long been the main port of the Canterbury / Christchurch area, having been opened in 1877 by the Lyttelton Harbour Board, later becoming the Lyttelton Port Company with the introduction of the Port Companies Act in 1988. Substantial quantities of South Island coal have been shipped from this port for the past 100 years. The port facilities have provided for LP gas and petrol for the past 50 years. In essence the port could be viewed (based on quantities of materials shipped in or out) as the primary port for energy shipments in the South Island.
Lyttelton Harbour is a good anchorage with a sheltered deep water port, five nautical miles from the open sea. The Inner Harbour provides sheltered berthing for a range of general cargo vessels. The entrance to the Inner Harbour is approximately 150m wide. Pilotage is compulsory for all vessels over 500GT or over 40m LOA, unless exemption is obtained from Maritime New Zealand.

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