The Port of Lyttelton has gone through many changes over time to remain competitive and adapt to the ever-changing nature of ocean-going commerce. Moles have been built to protect ships from the harbor winds. Land has been reclaimed to make cargo-handling areas. The Port of Lyttelton Container Port was established to take advantage of the new age of containerization.
The Port of Lyttelton is South Island’s biggest and busiest commercial deep-water port. A hub for South Island’s container traffic, it is strategically position to distribute both national and international cargoes. Many international shipping lines call at the Port of Lyttelton on a regular basis.
The Lyttelton Port Company looks to the continued growth of the Port of Lyttelton. Expansions will seek to provide world-class facilities and support for the port’s customers and for the people who depend on the port for their livelihood and well-being. The Port of Lyttelton is also aware of the important need to be a good corporate citizen and incorporate the community and the environment into any future planning.