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26 Nov 2020
Subscribed Track & Trace Price Increase - 1 Jan 2021

Please be advised that there will be a price increase on the Subscribed Track & Trace monthly subscription fee to be put into effect on 1 January 2021. Click more for further information.

20 Nov 2020
KiwiRail’s Southdown VBS Go-Live Date 1 February 2021

Click more for further details.

23 Oct 2020
October Newsletter

Please find our October Newsletter here.

15 Oct 2020
KiwiRail’s Southdown VBS

KiwiRail will be introducing the Containerchain Vehicle Booking System (VBS) at their Southdown Container Transfer site in Onehunga, Auckland. Click more for further information.


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About PortConnect

PortConnect is New Zealand's first comprehensive online cargo management system, providing viewing of and direct interaction with containers at the ports in Auckland, Tauranga and Timaru Container Terminal, including their satellite ports MetroPort Auckland, MetroPort Christchurch, Triton, Wiri and Waikato Freight Hub.

PortConnect provides a single ‘port of call’ for shipping lines, transporters, importers, exporters, forwarders and regulatory authorities for dealing with our participating ports. PortConnect offers a comprehensive range of services and instant access to a central repository of containerised cargo information.

Our Services

Vessel Schedule

Look up vessel visit details for Vessels in Port, Expected Arrivals and Recent Departures.

Track & Trace

PortConnect provides two options to look up container details and event information. A free Public Track & Trace option and Subscribed Track & Trace, a monthly subscription which provides full container information.

Export Pre-Advice

Submit Export Pre-Advice to our partner ports.

Event Notifications

Subscribe to receive email notifications when events occur against containers.

Express PIN

Request and maintain Express PINs for transport companies entering Ports of Auckland.

Clear Container

For shipping lines, set import clearances, security checks and empty return depots.


Our restful API allows application integration with vessel schedule, container visits and events.


For shipping lines, Edifact messages including COPARN, COARRI, CODECO and VERMAS.

Trade Single Window

Partner port integration with the clearance platform used by NZ Customs and MPI.