For access to the port, Port Taranaki and all those entering the must comply with the Maritime Security Act 2004 as a Port Security Area and the Customs and Excise Act 2018 as a Customs Controlled Area.
Maritime New Zealand is the designated authority responsible for the administration of the Maritime Security Act 2004. The Maritime Security Act 2004 enables New Zealand to meet its legal obligations under the International Ship and Port Facility Code (ISPS) and allows us to operate as an International Port.
The Security fence and gates bounding the Port Operational area, is the Port Security and Customs Controlled area.
Port Security administers the Maritime Security Act 2004, as part of the Port Facility Security Plan which is approved by Maritime New Zealand.
Port Taranaki is required to comply with the Maritime Security Act, which came into effect from 1 July 2004.
Maritime New Zealand is the designated authority responsible for the administration of the Maritime Security Act 2004 in New Zealand. The Maritime Security Act 2004 enables New Zealand to meet its obligations under the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.
For more information on the act visit the Maritime website here
The Port Taranaki Centre overlooks Ngamotu Beach at 2-8 Bayly Road.
We operate an unmanned reception, follow the prompts on the visitor managment system kiosk to sign in which will alert the appropriote employee of your arrival and print you a visitor pass.
In keeping with the Maritime Security Act 2004, there is no public access to the Port Taranaki Restricted Operations area, please familiarise yourself with our
The following are the requirements for the entry of visitors on port business into the Port's Restricted Area (Area bounded by Main Gate, Rail Gate and Blyde Gate East)
An authorised person must supply the Gate House with names and expected arrival times of visitors, who are on official business in the port. Please include the following information:
Information may be sent by email to [email protected].
Alternately telephone +64 6 759 9783 (short dial 783 from a Port Taranaki phone) with the information.
Advance notice will help minimise delays. Visitors arriving without any prior notice could be subject to delays.
Visitors must present an acceptable form of photo ID such as:
Cards must show the visitor's photograph, visitor's name, the names of the issuing authority and be tamper-proof.
Visitors must display the visitor card at all times.
As a condition of entry, visitors' vehicles or packages MAY be inspected.
Refusal of inspection my result in entry being denied.
Visitor entry is ONLY permitted through the Main Gate on Breakwater Road after receiving a visitor card at the Gate House. Visitors are NOT PERMITTED through Blyde Gate East.
Loss or non-return of a visitor access card is subject to a replacement fee of $70.
Under the Maritime Security Act 2004 and the Port Taranaki Security Plan, Port Taranaki reserves the right to deny access to visitors.