Wellington Port (NZWLG)

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

Introduction of Wellington Port (NZWLG)


      Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. It is located at the southern end of the North Island and adjacent to the Cook Strait in the West. It is a key link between the north and the South Islands. It is a coastal and inter Island shipping center with an important strategic position. It is also a national political, industrial and cultural center. In addition to the traditional processing industries of frozen meat, condensed milk and other animal products, there are also emerging automobile assembly, rubber products and electronic industries. Export to meat, dairy products, wool based. It is the second largest port in New Zealand to import petroleum products, automobiles and coal. There are two container terminal berths with a total length of 579 meters and a low water depth of 12.5 meters.

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Summary of NZWLG

Wellington Harbour (Port Code: NZWLG) is a large-sized natural harbour on the southern tip of New Zealand's North Island. The harbour, the sea area bounded by a line between Pencarrow Head to Petone foreshore, was officially named Port Nicholson. The almost circular harbour measures 7 miles (11 km) by 6 miles and covers a total of some 31 square miles (80 square km). At least 60 feet (18 metres) deep over most of its extent, the bay is one of the world’s finest natural harbours. The port, first used by sealers and whalers, was chosen in 1839 to be the site of the initial New Zealand Company settlement.