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Fast Facts

Quick facts about Lyttelton Port of Christchurch.

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  • 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.
  • We have a massive development of the Port underway to make it fit for the future.
  • Our Port exports 17% of New Zealand’s dairy products.
  • Our Container volumes are expected to double in a decade and double again by 2041.
  • 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 370,000 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) of containerised cargo a year.
  • We have an expanded container storage capacity, and space for vehicle and other cargo storage, following land reclamation of 9.01 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

41 Chapmans Road, Hillsborough, Christchurch 8022

Postal address
Private Bag 501, Lyttelton 8841, New Zealand

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

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