Changes to Vehicle Booking System

The Napier Port Vehicle Booking System (VBS) has now been operational for over 12 months. We believe its introduction has provided real value to transport operators and the wider supply chain in terms of truck utilisation through reduced congestion and faster turn times on port.

We have undertaken a full review of the VBS process and system and what the system is delivering. In general, we have been very pleased with the results.

When the Port implemented VBS, we indicated to industry that the final pricing level had not been set, and we would operate at the initial level for the first 12 months and review.

As part of the review process, we have identified a number of changes we will implement. Effective from 1 October 2016:

All other pricing will remain unchanged. Should you have any concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact