The location of Northport makes it the northern-most multi-purpose port in New Zealand and the closest port to the majority of New Zealand's international markets.
Northport Limited owns a three-berth facility at Marsden Point, together with considerable backup land. Although primarily for the export of forest products, the terminal is a flexible facility catering for large multi-purpose vessels.
Marsden Point is a deep-water port served by a good road connection. Northland as a province has much to offer international markets, particularly in forestry, processed timber products, agriculture, horticultural products and cement that are all exported through this port.
Importing and exporting
Export cargoes are made up of logs heading to ports in Japan, Korea, China and India, woodchip to Japan, LVL (laminated veneer lumber) to Australia, packaged timber to the Middle East, triboard and veneer from JNL Kaitaia heading to Japan and the Philippines, kiwifruit to Japan and Europe and bagged cement to Tahiti.
Import cargoes are fertiliser from North Africa, clinker from Japan and gypsum from Thevenard, as well as coal from Port Kembla - all heading to Portland for Golden Bay Cement works.
Northport has three berths available for handling dry cargo vessels, with a total wharf length of 570 metres. There is 13 metres of water available at Chart Datum at berths 1 and 2 and 14.5 metres at berth 3.
The Northport facility totals 58 hectares of land, with over 30 hectares now paved and being used for cargo operations.
Industrial land available for business opportunities
There is over 180 hectares of land outside the port available for port-related ventures to set up and operate from. More than 120 hectares is zoned as commercial zone four, meaning it is suitable for heavy industrial businesses. If you are interested in leasing this land for your business, click here>> to find out more from the Marsden Maritime Holdings website.