With an easy approach channel and a sheltered inner harbour, vessels of up to 254m in
length and up to 10.6 metres draft have regularly used the port. The Port of Timaru
provides a 24 hour a day pilotage service all year round.
To assist in the berthing and unberthing of vessels the PrimePort is served by a
2 tugs, supplemented by the pilot launch.
The Port of Timaru operates a berth booking system for liner vessels serving the port
on a regular basis. Acceptance of a booking guarantees the operator the availability of a
berth, labour, crane and plant.
Containers/Breakbulk Handling Service
PrimePort operates a container handling and breakbulk facility that provides the following
Receiving and delivery of cargo - road or rail
Storage - containers and breakbulk
Stevedoring and marshalling of cargo
Container cleaning and repairs
Monitoring of reefer containers
Container packing and unpacking
Container management for various shipping lines
Container tracking, ship planning and reporting via EDI (Navis N4)
Dry Bulk Cargoes
Export grains are handled via the No.2 Wharf Bulk Handling Facility and Shiploader.
Both import and export dry bulk cargoes can be handled at the North Mole, using ship's
cranes and/or the port's two mobile harbour cranes.
Hunter Hydrographic Services (HHS) provides comprehensive, high quality and competitive
hydrographic survey and dredge support services to a number of ports in New Zealand and
hydro @ primeport . co . nz
are available at Timaru covering major and minor repair requirements.
cargo certification is available from SGS Ltd., who are situated
on the North Mole container area.
is available on site for loose cargoes and full container loads,
saving cargo relocation costs.
competitive provedoring services are available.
services are available at the port
info @ primeport . co . nz