Hours of operation: peak season extension

Napier Port will be extending opening hours at our Western Gate and Thames Street Depot from Monday 3 May 2019 to Friday 31 May 2019.

Our hours of operation will be as follows:


Service Container Terminal Thames St Depot
Monday-Friday Full service 0700 – 1830 0700 – 1900
Late process 1900 – 2000 N/A
Saturday Full service* 0700 – 1200 0700 – 1200
Sunday Closed Closed Closed


* Please note: The Container Terminal and Thames Street Depot will close on Saturdays from 29 June 2019.

Late process: Zone 19 only

Napier Port will offer a late process of containers Monday to Friday for import, export and empty de-hire containers, provided that the following conditions are met:

  • The export container has been pre-advised through the Community Access Portal or business-to-business EDI messaging by 1800
  • The empty de-hire container is for a Napier Port depot customer*
  • The import container to be collected is a specific nominated container and not a hazardous or out of gauge container (no block stack containers)
  • The container has a manifested VBS booking by 1800. Multiple containers for the same truck must be manifested together for one TVA number
  • The truck enters through Port Security at the Eastern Gate (Marine Parade end) from 1840 onwards.

Empty container returns: Please ensure you have the correct delivery details before returning an empty container to Napier Port. If you are unsure where to deliver an empty container, please check with the shipping line. Alternatively, use track-trace.com to find the empty delivery container.