Cargo handling at the Ports of Auckland is facilitated by New Zealand's most comprehensive and sophisticated port infrastructure.
The Auckland port has 8 ship-to-shore cranes – 5 are at the Fergusson terminal.
Across two container terminals, eight cranes load and discharge ships ranging in size from Pacific Island and coastal operators to international vessels capable of carrying 4,100 TEU (20-foot equivalent units).
Our cranes are supported by more than 40 straddle carriers, which mobilise containers between the cranes and the container stacks.
All of the Auckland port’s container cranes and the majority of its straddle carriers are twin-lift capable, meaning they have the capacity to lift two 20-foot containers at a time. This provides Auckland with a distinct competitive advantage over other New Zealand ports and enables greater efficiencies in cargo handling.
The Port of Auckland operates a fleet of more than 35 hybrid straddle carriers.
Ports of Auckland straddle carriers – 80% of which are low-emission, low-noise, diesel-electric models – can also provide back-up power generation to the Port ensuring that refrigerated cargo is always protected.
Ports of Auckland’s operations are facilitated by advanced operating systems run by our centralised control and planning office, and carried out by teams working around the clock – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Container stacks are optimised to complement the Port’s road, rail and trans-shipment exchange services.
At the Multi-Cargo facilities, an array of machinery is used to handle the various forms of bulk and breakbulk (non-containerised) cargo and containers. The berths and wharf space are managed by Ports of Auckland’s team of operations supervisors.