Working for Auckland, Kia Kaha, Kia Maia.

Kia Kaha, Kia Maia, translates as ‘give of your best, be confident in your ability’.

Our vision reflects the company’s commitment and contribution to the Auckland community and economy.

The company’s values are:

  • We deliver results – staff and stakeholders benefit when we deliver results. We are confident about our future
  • We do things better – We create future growth, and improve our competitiveness, when we constantly challenge ourselves to look for improvements and innovation
  • We do what we say – our word is our bond. We are accountable to deliver what we promise
  • We respect and care for each other – we show consideration for, and look after, each other
  • We work together – we create better outcomes when we communicate and work as a team.


These values provide a framework to guide how we deal with each other and against which to test company decisions and policies.

We provide a full range of cutting-edge cargo-handling and logistics services at two seaports – one on the east coast adjacent to the Auckland central business district, the other on the west coast in Onehunga – and a strategically located inland port at Wiri, South Auckland.

By value of trade handled, we are New Zealand's most significant port. In 2010, we handled cargo the equivalent to 13% of the country's total GDP - twice as much as any other New Zealand port.

Ports of Auckland operates in three locations in the Auckland region – New Zealand’s economic hub.

Our Auckland seaport is New Zealand's largest container port, handling more than 818,000 20-foot equivalent container units (TEU) per annum. Our total container volumes represent 50.38% of the Upper North Island container trade, 42% of the North Island container trade and 31.3% of New Zealand's total container trade.

Our Multi-Cargo Facility handles 4.4 million tonnes of bulk and breakbulk (non-containerised) cargo each year, including over 70% of the total vehicle imports to New Zealand.

We provide towage, pilotage and linesman services on the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours, where we service upwards of 1,400 ship calls each year – three to four ships a day.

Auckland is also the country's premiere exchange port for cruises, hosting around 100 calls each year and helping to secure significant tourism revenue for the region.

We employ approximately 419 full time equivalent staff and are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Ports of Auckland Limited was formed in 1988 and is today 100% owned byAuckland Council Investments Limited, a council controlled investment company.

Ports of Auckland also holds a 19.9% stake in Northland Port Corporation (NZ) Ltd, which part-owns Northport Ltd and a 50.0% share of North Tugz Ltd. Ports of Auckland is also part of the Seafuels joint venture with Pacific Basin Shipping, operating the Awanuia tanker to provide a refuelling service for cruise ships and commercial vessels calling the Waitemata Harbour.

To learn more about Ports of Auckland, refer to our recent Annual Review, andThe Port for Auckland's Future booklet. Or, watch our time-lapse video to see the Port at work.