Ship with containers on the sea

Shipping services

Four shipping services call at CentrePort. We have worked closely with each this year to navigate challenges and disruptions caused largely by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We also collaborate with our shipping partners on changes at the port and work together to improve freight logistics for our customers.

“OOCL NZ greatly appreciates the high standard of service provided by CentrePort during the current supply chain issues being experienced in New Zealand.”

– Peter Sutherland, GM, OOCL NZ Ltd

“The past year has been incredibly challenging across the supply chain, not least for ports dealing with vessels not able to run to schedule. PIL has very much appreciated CentrePort’s flexibility and willingness to make the best of the situation delivered to us as a result of COVID.

PIL and our customers enjoy dealing with the CentrePort team who have been very supportive and acted in a reasonable and responsible manner on a number of issues. The rail network (CentrePort’s CentreRail service in partnership with KiwiRail) to the hinterland is very robust and delivers a reliable product, one thing that can be depended on in these crazy times!”

– David Knowles, GM Management, PIL New Zealand

“COSCO SHIPPING Lines are very encouraged by the progress on the berth reinstatement, which will provide much improved flexibility in our vessel operations moving forward. This improvement, along with the CentrePort team’s continued high quality service and support, is warmly welcomed.”

– Mark Scott, GM, COSCO SHIPPING Lines (New Zealand) Ltd

“CMA CGM Group have a long association with CentrePort in New Zealand, and we continue to work closely with them to innovate and develop our products to support the local market. As we build our involvement internationally in a number of aspects of the supply chain, we appreciate our collaboration with CentrePort on initiatives that help us develop our end-to-end solutions. These are mutually beneficial and growth focused.”

– Gary Carter, GM, CMA CGM Group Agencies (NZ) Ltd

Shipping channel maintenance

In April, CentrePort completed major maintenance work on the shipping channel. Wellington Harbour is relatively deep and last needed dredging in 1968.

However, after more than 50 years some sand had built up in the channels and had to be removed to allow vessels to enter the harbour more safely and efficiently.

Nearly 30,000 cubic metres of sand was removed from the shipping lanes and deposited at a site off Thorndon Container Wharf. The work was completed in consultation with local stakeholders and after obtaining the appropriate consents through the Greater Wellington Regional Council.