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Lyttelton (NZLYT), Christchurch, New Zealand

Lyttelton

Lyttelton (NZLYT), Christchurch, New Zealand
ADDRESS
Waterfront House, 37-39 Gladstone Quay, Lyttelton, 8082 Postal address: Private Bag 501, Lyttelton 8841, New Zealand
EMAIL
Text Link
allreceptionists@lpc.co.nz
FAX
+64 3 328 7828
CORPORATE OFFICE
ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE
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ANNUAL CONTAINER VOLUME
260,760 TEUs

About the port

Port of Lyttelton is one of the most important industrial and trade centre in New Zealand. This vast port covers almost 14.4362 km 2 of land, supporting a population over 2,859. The port is also one of the largest settlements on Lyttelton Harbour.

Handling

The Port of Lyttelton has a low-water depth of 10 meters and has a capacity toaccommodate world’s largest modern vessels. It also offers highly versatile warehousing facilities for stuffing and stripping. With 1.9km long Lyttelton road tunnel, the port contributes significantly to the economic growth of the region by being the country’s longest road tunnel.

History

The port has been in operation since 1770 when Captain Cook’s Endeavor first sailed to New Zealand and decided to establish a trading post on the shore of Banks Peninsula. The port with its enormous reach was proclaimed as an official port in 1849. Following a tradition, it offers faster and much better services than ever before.

Importance

Serving as the entry point for visiting the New Zealand, the port is well known for theimports and exports of various commodities. The port is fully equipped to distribute both national and international cargoes thus offering the best facilities in the vicinity.