Timaru Port (Port Code: NZTIU) is a man-made port situated in the centre of the South Island's eastern coast. The inner harbour is enclosed on the southeastern side by land and then by a concrete mole tending northwards. The northwestern side is enclosed by a mole tending northwards and then eastwards, the inner harbour is further protected by the eastern extension mole. The port handles exports of bulk woodchips, grain and tallow, breakbulk frozen meat and containerised goods. Imports include fertilisers, petroleum products, soya bean meal and motor vehicles. It has direct connections to both State Highway 1 and the main trunk rail. There is a thriving fishing fleet and processing industry. Approximately 190 vessels, 1,250,000t of cargo and 60,000TEU are handled annually.