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The following section outlines the container services available through Port Taranaki, with links to shipping lines, service profiles and sailing schedules.

If you have any questions, or require further information please contact:

Paul Campbell - Customer Services and Logistics Co-ordinator
Phone: +64 274 953271



Pacifica is the leading coastal shipping operator in New Zealand, providing fixed schedule services to Port Taranaki users and six other major domestic ports.

Its vessel ‘Spirit of Independence’ calls at Port Taranaki every Thursday on its weekly northbound connection between the ports of Lyttelton, Auckland and Tauranga. The service carries all types of containerised cargo, including reefer and hi-cube boxes. Many types of bulk, oversize and hazardous cargo can also be carried, subject to handling and loading confirmation.

The service provides manufacturers, producers and freight forwarders with a reliable next day connection to Auckland markets, as well as a four-day delivery to the South Island’s main port, Lyttelton. It also connects with Pacifica’s East Coast shipping service, providing a weekly link between the ports of Lyttelton, Dunedin and Nelson.

Service Details

Freight Quotation



Hamburg SUD


Hamburg Süd Line

What do you expect of an outstanding carrier? Certainly first and foremost: punctuality, reliability, high technical standards, optimal handling of your cargo, comprehensive know-how, modern information systems, first-class service – and not least, efficient cost control, the basis for competitive terms. Hamburg Süd believe it is these factors, above all, which have made them a true quality carrier – and one of the best partners to be found for worldwide ocean transportation.

Hamburg Süd uses the Pacifica service to connect this region to the to their expanded network.

Service Overview

Sailing Schedules




Founded in 1961 as the pioneer of international shipping in China, China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO) is an international giant specializing in shipping and logistics.

COSCO has 174 container vessels with a carrying capacity of up to 756,979 TEUs. Connecting more than 162 principal ports in over 49 countries and regions across the world, the Company operates over 84 international shipping routes, 23 international feeder routes, 23 coastal routes in China and 79 routes in the Zhu Jiang delta and the Chang Jiang River. With an annual carrying amount of 8,016,241 TEUs

COSCO uses the weekly Pacifica service to provide seamless connections between Port Taranaki and their global shipping network. Consumer goods, along with Oil/Exploration cargoes make up the majority of COSCO’s Import volumes with Dairy, Forestry and Meat cargoes loading out of the Port to worldwide markets.

Sailing Schedules

Import Feeder Connections - Pacifica

Export Feeder Connections - Pacifica

COSCO New Zealand


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  •   Port Taranaki Limited
        Port Taranaki Centre
        2-8 Bayly Road
        PO Box 348
        New Plymouth 4340
        New Zealand
  •   +64 6 7510200
  •   +64 6 7510886

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