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25 Jan 2021
Auckland Anniversary & Waitangi Day Operating Hours

Please be advised PortConnect User Support will be unavailable on Monday 1st February for Auckland Anniversary and Monday 8th February for Waitiangi Day.

22 Jan 2021
Truck Driver Appreciation Week Competition

Share your appreciation for a driver you know and you could win a $200 Prezzy card! Click more for further competition details and T&Cs.

20 Jan 2021
KiwiRail’s Southdown VBS Go-Live

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

17 Dec 2020
Christmas Hours

Please be advised PortConnect User Support will be unavailable on the following dates:

Christmas Day
Monday 28th December 
New Years Day
Monday 4th January 2021

If you have an urgent issue on these days, please contact the respective port.  


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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.