Main Breakwater

Port Taranaki’s Main Breakwater works to protect our busy harbour and port from the open sea. It’s also a fully operational facility, boasting two berths:

  • Main Breakwater 1, the seaward berth, is 96m long with a berth pocket 7.5m deep. The inner end is a fishing vessel berth with davits and numerous bollards and cleats to provide mooring flexibility. The berth has a maximum bollard capacity of 70 tonnes.   
  • Main Breakwater 2 is 150m long with a berth pocket 9.5m deep. This berth is multipurpose, and is primarily used for coastal bulk traders, fishing vessels and offshore support. A special feature is its heavy lift capabilities, with a  laydown area at the wharf and a laydown area adjacent to the wharf.

ShoreTension is not available on the Main Breakwater berths.