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Marine services include – pilotage, towage, navigation aids, and the berthing, and departure of vessels. The Port operates three tugs and maintains a dredged channel to allow vessels up to 260m in length to access the Port. Cargo handling services include the unloading, temporary storage, and loading of many forms of cargo including containers, logs, cars, fertiliser, cement, methanol, and fuel.

Port Passage Plan

The Port Passage Plan is a navigational reference contributing to vessels' consistent and safe movement within the Nelson Pilotage area. It includes specifications for tugs, channels, berths and other infrastructure and services relevant to pilotage operations, standard routes, and manoeuvres.


Click here to view the Port Passage Plan. 

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