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System Outage of our online services is currently scheduled for Tuesday 21 January from 2300 hours to Wednesday 22 January 0700 hours. Online services, VBS, Terminal systems & Truck KIOSKs as well as ECY & Midland systems will be unavailable during this outage. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Fast Facts

Quick facts about Lyttelton Port of Christchurch.


  • Canterbury’s export and import gateway
  • The South Island’s largest Port and Container Terminal service
  • New Zealand’s third largest container Port
  • Lyttelton Port is essential to the regions’ economy, businesses and people
  • We service New Zealand’s second largest city, Christchurch
  • Canterbury freight volumes are forecast to double in the next 15 years and we are future proofing the Port so we are ready to meet the demand
  • As the regions international trade gateway we facilitate $4.67 billion of exports and $4.84 billion of imports a year
  • We have gained two crucial resource consents for the Port to grow Canterbury’s trade.  One is to deepen, widen and extend our Harbour Shipping Channel to allow larger ships Port access, and the other is to increase our reclamation to expand the Container Terminal
  • To future proof our Port we have invested in 20 major development projects to provide the best facilities for South Island importers and exporters
  • Construction is underway on our new cruise berth – New Zealand’s first ever custom built cruise ship facility
  • Te Ana Marina opened in 2018 with nearly all of the 170 walk-on berths occupied
  • A Vehicle Booking System began at our Woolston Inland Port CityDepot in 2018.  By booking an arrival time slot online, trucking companies now avoid queuing when they reach CityDepot
  • More than 60,700, motor vehicles arrive through our Port a year
  • LPC supports the areas in which we operate with a wide range of sponsorships, including child and youth development and initiatives that assist Christchurch and Canterbury economic growth
  • We are working to integrate sustainability through every aspect of our business
  • Our Port exports 17% of New Zealand’s dairy products
  • The Port operates 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Our container vessel berth capacity has doubled with the completion of the Cashin Quay 2 wharf
  • The Port handles over 424,000 TEUs (20 foot equivalents) of containerized cargo a year
  • We have an expanded container storage capacity, and space for vehicle and other cargo storage, following land reclamation of 10 hectares in Te Awaparahi Bay
  • There are now four ship-to-shore gantry cranes
  • The Port is fully serviced by rail
  • We provide full maritime services, including tugboats, to manoeuvre vessels in and out of berths, pilots to guide ships, staff to assist with berthing, casting off and security
  • We cater, in the Inner Harbour, for bulk products such as petroleum, fertilise, gypsum, cement, logs, conventional breakbulk (non-containerised cargoes), imported vehicles and the fishing industry
  • We specialise in cargo handling and stevedoring services for general refrigerated containers (reefers)
  • We have two Inland Ports – the new MidlandPort at Rolleston, and CityDepot in Woolston
  • We have the country’s largest coal facility
  • The South Island’s only Dry Dock
  • Employ over 500 staff
  • We are Lyttelton’s largest employer



LPC corporate office

Waterfront House, 37-39 Gladstone Quay, Lyttelton, 8082

Postal address
Private Bag 501, Lyttelton 8841, New Zealand

Phone: (+64 3) 328 8198
Email: allreceptionists@lpc.co.nz

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