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Lyttelton Port has the largest coal export facility in New Zealand and has been exporting coal from its stockyard in Te Awaparahi Bay since 1976.


A variety of coals are received by train from the West Coast and aggregated in the coal stockyard. Sampling is carried out by an internationally accredited inspection agency. The coal is then loaded onto vessels for export and is generally used off-shore in steel making.

The coal stockyard employs a core team of experienced staff with specialist coal handling knowledge. LPC’s environmental practices enable us to offer safe and efficient handling for all types of coal, 24 hours a day.

Lyttelton’s stockpile can hold up to 335,000 tonnes of coal. The rail loop can receive up to seven trains per day, comprising no more than 30 50-tonne bottom dump railway wagons.

When coal is required for export it is moved to the vessel by a combination of bucket-wheel reclaimer and mobile plant, which together feed a series of conveyor belts connected to a ship loader.

Although the coal stockyard is located around the hill from the township LPC is aware that coal dust can be transported by wind and therefore specialist dust and water control systems are in place to minimise any dust issues.

Key facts:

  • Shiploading rate gross 500-1650 tph
  • Shiploader outreach 13.5m plus 25m jet-slinger throw (dependent on coal conditions)
  • Travel of shiploader 162m
  • Airdraft (to underside at fender line) 15.1m above MLWS
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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