As an integral part of the supply chain, Port Taranaki is a key gateway for exporters and importers – connecting the region and New Zealand with the world.

All cargo, or passengers, that come across our wharves must comply with the biosecurity requirements of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the New Zealand Customs Service.

We are also committed to protecting New Zealand’s environmental biosecurity. Annually, we engage a contractor to remove undaria, an introduced kelp, from the waters of the port. The kelp easily gets established on port structures, and the removal helps the biosecurity efforts to stop it spreading, allowing our native species of kelp to grow and thrive.

Border control agencies MPI, the New Zealand Customs Service and Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) are located on-site, in the Port Taranaki Centre. 

 

New Zealand Customs Services:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 06 968 6101

Website: http://www.customs.govt.nz/

 

Maritime for Primary Industries:

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: 06 968 6116

Website: https://www.mpi.govt.nz/biosecurity/

 

Maritime New Zealand:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0508 225 522

Website: https://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/