• Container Terminal

Cargo handling and stevedoring services

The Port has a throughput of more than 424,500 TEUs a year making it the largest Container Terminal operation in the South Island.

Containers are stacked three high in the  ten and a half hectare secure terminal and managed via SPARCS N4, the latest computerised container management system from Navis.

EQUIPMENT
Lyttelton Port maintains high standards of technology, with four cranes providing fast and effective service on 330m of container crane rails.

LIEBHERR CONTAINER CRANES
CRANE 1
Heavy lift hook capacity – 70 tonnes (note, this capacity is not available for full outreach of crane)
Container spreader capacity – 40 tonnes for 20-foot and 40-foot single and twin lift configurations
Outreach from fender – 39.9m
Total lift height – 46.5m

CRANE 2
Heavy lift hook capacity – 70 tonnes
Container spreader capacity -40 tonnes for 20-foot, 40-foot and 45-foot single-lift spreaders and 60 tonnes total in twin lift configuration
Outreach from fender – 42.6m
Total lift height – 50m
Twin lift spreader

CRANE 4
Heavy lift hook capacity – 70 tonnes
Container spreader capacity -40 tonnes for 20-foot, 40-foot and 45-foot single-lift spreaders and 60 tonnes total in twin lift configuration
Outreach from fender – 42.6m
Total lift height – 50m
Twin lift spreader

TWENTY SIX STRADDLE CARRIERS 

  • 10 Kalmar straddles
  • 40-tonne lifting capacity, telescopic spreaders – ISO, IA, IB and IC
  • Linked to computerised container tracking system
  • thirteen of these straddles have twin lifting capability.

8 LIEBHERR DIESEL ELECTRIC STRADDLES 

  • Stinis spreader capacity twin lift 50 tonne, single lift 40 tonne
  • Linked to computerised container tracking system
  • Machine weight 63 tonne

8 NOELL STRADDLES

The Container Terminal also has seven forklifts ranging from 3.5 tonne capacity through to 32 tonnes.

SHIP EXCHANGE
A full range of services for the exchange of containers from containerised, multi-purpose and roll-on/roll-off vessels alongside the heavy duty berths are available at the Container Terminal.

Container wash – Containers can be washed on site to MPI regulations before being dispatched and packed for export.

Storage – The Container Terminal offers storage for 20ft containers, 40ft containers, including overheight containers. Storage is available for approximately 4,000 containers with specialised areas for refrigerated, pre-trip, imports, exports, general and empty containers. A dangerous goods compound is available for the storage of hazardous substances.

Refrigerated container services – The Container Terminal is equipped with electrical points to handle approximately 720 integral refrigerated containers. Manual montoring services are available for refrigeration equipment. The reefer area is configured for remote monitoring by Refcon equipment.

CONTAINER TRANSFER
Containers are received by road and rail and the automated gate system minimises the average turn-round time for trucks.  For trucks transferring containers, the terminal has an off-road 10 truck bay for parking allowing documentation to be completed and checked. One 24-wagon siding for rail transfers is available and significant technological advances through EDI allow container documentation to be electronically exchanged prior to arrival. On arrival, truck kiosks are available for expediting containers 24/7.

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