Port Taranaki is centrally located on the west coast of the North Island and is one of New Zealand 's key import and export ports
Port Taranaki offers nine fully serviced berths for a wide variety of cargoes and vessels. The maximum port draft is 12.5m, and for vessels in excess of 10m Dynamic Under Keel Clearance (DUKC) must be used.
Port Taranaki has the ability to handle a wide diversity of cargoes including all forms of bulk products (liquid and dry), containerised, and break-bulk products (general, refrigerated or palletised), and has specialist experience in the handling of heavy lift and project cargoes. All wharves are supported by covered and open storage areas.
An unusual feature of the port is that it has a beach within its breakwaters adjacent to its operational area. The popularity of Ngamotu Beach is testament to Port Taranaki's commitment to safe working practices and regard for the environment.