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System Maintenance of our online services is currently scheduled for Friday 15 May from 2300 hours to Saturday 16 May 0300 hours. Online services, Terminal system & Truck KIOSKs will be unavailable during this outage. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Port Facilities

Wharves, secure storage sheds, bulk discharge and other facilities are provided for a wide range of conventionally stevedored cargoes including bulk petroleum, fertiliser, gypsum, logs, cement, conventional break bulk, imported cars and fishing.

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Cranes, forklifts and hoppers are available for hire. Contact the Maintenance Manager, Mark Morgan at mark.morgan@lpc.co.nz.

The liquid bulk terminal is owned by Lyttelton Port of Christchurch and operated by several oil companies. Located off Godley Quay, next to the oil wharf, it provides facilities for the discharge of liquid bulk products including LPG, petroleum, aviation gas and methanol, as well as bunkering of a variety of vessels.

  • 24/7 service
  • Two 250mm nominal bore marine discharge units for white products – 1,100 tonnes per hour capacity
  • One 250mm nominal bore marine discharge unit for black products – 420 tonnes per hour capacity
  • LPG marine unloading arm
  • Maximum bunkering rates:
    Light fuel oil  – 90 tonnes per hour
    Marine diesel – 85 tonnes per hour

A number of well established firms provide competitive stevedoring and provedoring services to ships in the port. See our External Links page for details.

A 60 tonne, 18.3m weighbridge is located at Cashin Quay. The weighbridge is automated and provides a 24 x 7 hour service.

Dry Dock

Lyttelton’s dry dock is the only such facility in the South Island. It was opened in January 1883 and is still regularly used by a wide variety of vessels. Electric pumps take three hours to pump the dock dry.

  • Floor length – 137.15m
  • Floor width – 14m
  • Top length – 146.75m
  • Entrance width – 18.80m
  • Maximum draught 5.8m (subject to vessel type; for maximum draught contact the Dry Dock Master.

Patent Slip

Situated within the inner harbour and next to the dry dock the patent slip is available for repair of small craft up to 150 tonne and with a maximum draught of 3m. On the northern side there is a grid for vessels with maximum draught of 1.83m, ideal for repairs which can be completed through a complete tide. South of the patent slip there is a one-lane slipway for trailer boats.


Shore electricity is available at some wharves – type A.C.50 Hz, 415 volt 3 phase, or 230 volt single phase.

Most wharves are well lit by towers and light clusters and, where necessary, mobile light towers can be hired. There is a network of refrigerated container sockets at Cashin Quay 3 and 4 and near No.7 Wharf.


Mobile telephones can be provided on request.


A comprehensive quarantine waste and garbage disposal service is provided by an approved contractor. All quarantine waste is handled to the New Zealand MAF quarantine standards and is processed on site. Extra garbage can be handled on request.


Supply of fresh water can be connected to the ship day or night. 24 hour prior notice should be given prior to arrival.

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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