Port of Auckland Limited is the port for New Zealand‘s largest city. We have been playing a vital role in the Auckland economy for 178 years, delivering things Aucklanders and New Zealanders need and enjoy. The port is part of the special character of Auckland.

We are an efficient customer focussed port, which is why we were voted best seaport in Oceania by our customers in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

We are New Zealand’s hub port for car and container imports, handing 297,000 cars and light commercial vehicles and 952,000 TEU (1 TEU = 1 twenty-foot container) in the 2016/2017 financial year.

We are New Zealand’s main cruise hub. The port handles around 100 cruise ships annually and each ship visit is worth approximately $1.5m to the local economy.

Port of Auckland is 100%-owned by Auckland Council and serves Auckland’s growth through the efficient delivery of freight and by delivering a good return to our owner. In the 2016/2017 financial year our $51.3 million dividend to the city was worth the equivalent of 4.1% of the average Auckland residential rates bill.

Port of Auckland has publicly committed a zero-emission goal by 2040.

Port of Auckland has joined the Science Based Target Initiative, contributing Ports of Auckland’s share to keep the global temperature below 2 degree Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.


  • Toitū carbonreduce certified organisation
  • Toitū enviromark diamond certified

Contact details

Port of Auckland Building, 1 Sunderland Street, Mechanics Bay, Auckland 1010

Phone: +64 9 348 5000