Container Depots

For shipping lines and exporters the ability to quickly access serviceable containers is vital. Port Otago offers a full range of depot services at Port Chalmers and Dunedin.

Container Storage

With container storage available for over 7,000 containers, Port Otago uses its Container Management System to ensure containers are handled efficiently. Inventory management is enhanced by the FIFO (First In First Out) principle. Storage is available for 20', 40', over-dimensional and non-containerised cargoes.

Container Repair

Port Otago Depot Services is able to repair all varieties of containers quickly and to the highest standard.

Container Wash

A wash pad for 72 containers provides efficient turnaround for dry or reefer containers prior to being dispatched to exporters for loading.

Reefer Container Management

The growing exports of chilled products such as meat, dairy and apples have made cargo care a key focus for Port Otago. With over 1,850 reefer points and 600 slots specifically designed for chilled monitoring, Port Otago is fully equipped to meet the demands of this high value reefer trade. Our innovative Container Management System delivers the high standard of technology that is critical to the management of reefer cargo.

Facilities to support this trade include:

  • Pre-Trip Inspection area for 140 containers 
  • 24-hour monitoring 
  • Dedicated area for chilled boxes, with a comprehensive monitoring schedule