Newton King Tanker Terminal

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Newton King Tanker Terminal serves the petrochemical industry, a major contributor to the Taranaki economy. Berths on both sides of the wharf are equipped with sophisticated monitoring, safety and firefighting systems which combine to provide a modern, safe and efficient tanker terminal.


It handles a wide range of petrochemical products and bulk liquids including crude oils, liquefied petroleum gas and methanol. These products are piped from onshore and offshore sites throughout the region before being pumped to dedicated load-out facilities.


Safety is paramount at the terminal. Frequent audits regularly put it in the top 10% worldwide for safety standards.


  • Newton King: the energy terminal
  • Able to handle a very wide range of petroleum products
  • High safety standards maintained

Maximum Vessel Dimensions


  1. LPG Loading Arm
  2. McKee Loading Arm
  3. Methanol Inner Loading Arm
  4. PTL Loading Arm
  5. Methanol Outer Loading Arm
  6. Fire Monitor Towers
  7. Control and Security Building
  8. Equipment Building
  9. Manifold Area

Details of the Loading Arm

Max Stern to Loading Arm
  NK1 NK2
Methanol Outer 125m 125m
PTL 118m 118m
Methanol Inner 111m 111m
Condensate Crude 102m 102m
LPG   62m






Max Berth Axle Capacities
  1 Axle* 2 Axle* 3 or more**
NKTT 1 8.0T 12.5T 16.0T
NKTT 2 8.0T 12.5T 16.0T
* = 3.5 Metres from any axle
** = In a group (maximum load)



Contact Us

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

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