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The Port is a major trade gateway to the South Island of New Zealand.

Every day we load and unload goods that keep Canterbury moving.

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Page updated: 26 November 2015

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26 November 2015
Lyttelton Container Terminal service update more...

LPC supporting Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust

19 November 2015
Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan
The Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan (LPRP), released 19 November 2015 by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, is a milestone in the Port's development. More...

16 November 2015
Lyttelton Road Tunnel - delays and restrictions start 23 November more...

MidlandPort construction in full swing
Watch the construction of LPC's new Inland Port, MidlandPort, on Jones Road at Rolleston. Work is in full swing. MidlandPort will open March next year, providing a rail link with Lyttelton Port for container freight. It will service Mid-Canterbury's growing freight needs by being a hub for receiving and storing containers and their distribution. The rail connection to the Port will improve container freight efficiency, decrease travel time and costs for customers and reduce trucks on the Port route

Lyttelton Port tours
Jump on board for a quick Port tour. See highlights of our free trips round the Inner Harbour, the Container Terminal and reclamation. Port tours are on the last Sunday of the month but we're booked out for this year!

Bookings for next year start 1 December: call LPC reception: 03 328 8198.

Our People, Our Port
Joanne Laing is the only woman Marine Pilot in New Zealand. She shares her experience as she guides a vessel to berth in Lyttelton Port's Inner Harbour.

27 October 2015
Canterbury Anniversary (13 to 15 November) hours at Lyttelton Port more...

22 October 2015
Christmas/New Year hours at Lyttelton Port more...

6 October 2015
Lyttelton Port tour
On Sunday 27 September, we held the first public Port tour by boat since the Canterbury earthquakes. The tours are on the last Sunday of the month and our most experienced staff provide information about the Port's operations, projects and future developments. A highlight was the pod of Hector's dolphins that joined Sunday's tour and played about the boat for twenty minutes. Passengers were invited to make a donation to the Cholmondeley Childrens Centre and $250 was raised. The tours are now booked out for the rest of the year.

2014/15 Annual Review and Annual Report

Our People, Our Port
LPC Straddle Drivers move more than 600,000 containers at the Port a year. Darren shows what the job involves. Video Duration: 2 minutes 30 seconds.

7 September 2015
Free Lyttelton Port tours start this month more...

13 August 2015
CERA media release: Feedback sought on Port plan more...
ECan media release: Draft Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan approved more...
LPC media release: LPC welcomes the draft Lyttleton Port Recovery Plan more...

30 July 2015
LPC Rolleston Inland Port construction and customer agreement more...
Above: a diagram showing the service connectivity between LPCs MidlandPort and I PORT.

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