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    The Port & the Economy

    Port Nelson is the maritime gateway for the Nelson Marlborough region – a vital hub for economic activity and a key stakeholder in our region’s continued growth and prosperity. For over 150 years Port Nelson has welcomed visitors and commercial operators to the Top of the South Island, and continues to respond to the needs of its customers and its community.

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    Port Nelson offers a modern infrastructure with comprehensive facilities and 24/7 services to shipping lines and to the Nelson engineering and refit cluster.

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    Our Community

    Port Nelson is at the heart of the Nelson community, both in location and spirit, and is vital to the ongoing economic and social well being of the Nelson region.

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    Permanent closure of Low St - 5 June 2018

    Please be advised that Port Nelson has recently purchased Low Street and it will now become part of the Port Customs Controlled Area.

    From Tuesday, 5th June 2018, Low Street will be permanently closed to public access. Following the closure, all traffic will need to use Vickerman Street to access Carkeek Street and Roger Street.

The Port Users Drug & Alcohol Policy effective 1st May 2015 includes on-site random testing for Port Users.

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As from the 1st July 2016, all containers need to have a verified weight before they can be loaded onto a ship.

Please click on the link below and download the documents under the Port Nelson - Container Weight Verification Requirement heading.

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Port Nelson is at the heart of the Nelson community. Read more

Nelson, like many cities, grew up around its port.

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View our webcams to see what’s happening right now around the Port! Read more