Container Terminal

The Port Chalmers Container Terminal has the highest number of reefer points available in any New Zealand port, supported by a sophisticated Container Management System.

The terminal also includes a wash pad for 72 containers, which ensures efficient turnaround for dry and reefer containers, before dispatch to export pack-points.

Cargo Handling

The experienced Port Otago stevedoring team delivers expert service, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Innovative technology – including state-of-the-art yard and ship planning – means a quick cargo exchange.


Port Otago’s capital equipment investment strategy is to anticipate clients’ needs. It is a two-crane port, with the capacity to work two ships, simultaneously.


ZPMC Gantry Cranes

Lifting 60 tonnes
Lift Height (above Crane rail) 35m
Outreach from fender 44m



The Jade Master Terminal (JMT) Container Management System delivers sophisticated ship planning and yard control.

Yard control uses state-of-the-art radio telemetry driven by JMT, while Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) gives clients the ability to access operational information in real time, 24 hours a day.

Real-time information on your containers