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Important Reminder: Port Pass Access and Passenger Rules

Everyone using the Western or Eastern Gate must swipe their Port Pass card in and out, including passengers. Please share this important message with anyone in your team who does not have regular access to email.

As an international border and in order to comply with Maritime NZ legal regulations, Napier Port has strong measures in place to manage who comes onto port. A key part of our compliance and access requirements is your Port Pass Card and how you use it.

It is not only compulsory for everyone on port to have a Port Pass card, everyone accessing the port via the Western Gate or Eastern Gate must swipe their Port Pass card to both enter and exit the port. This specifically includes all vehicle passengers, and not just the driver.

In addition to our obligations as a border, our Port Pass access requirements are also very important in terms of Napier Port’s Health & Safety protocols. For everyone’s safety we need to know who is on port at any given time in the event of an emergency or evacuation.

Correct Port Pass Access Process

Given their office location at the Eastern Gate, Port Security are on hand to ensure the correct access process is followed. Port Security also closely monitor the Western Gate, but we want to reiterate this message to make sure everyone using the Western Gate understands and follows the correct Port Pass access process.

Practically, this means all vehicle passengers will need to hand over their Port Pass card to the driver of the vehicle and have this person swipe all cards in AND out of the gate. We appreciate that this takes slightly longer to do, but we expect all port users to take both port security and H&S protocols seriously.

On Port Without a Valid Business Reason 
Napier Port has seen an increase in vehicles arriving with passengers, particularly during the school holidays and more recently due to COVID-19 lockdowns with family and friends ‘coming along for the ride’.

Vehicles with passengers are to be stopped to ascertain if they have genuine business at the Port. Unless a passenger has a business reason to enter the Port, access is to be denied. Those who do not have a bona fide reason to enter should exit the vehicle and wait outside the port gates.

For children under the age of 10 years:
Eastern Gate – to be escorted to the 20-foot bike container and to wait there until the vehicle exits the Port.
Western Gate – to wait inside the truck drivers’ entrance and gate staff to escort to the exit lane.

Please note that Port Security need to be pre-advised via email of all visitor arrivals.

Entry to Napier Port
As a reminder, in order to comply with Maritime NZ Act 2004 regulations, Napier Port and Port Security are required to manage entry to the Port to ensure:

  • ALL who enter have an appropriate form of photo ID;
  • Have a valid business reason and have carried out the H&S Induction;
  • That users are not accessing the Port with someone else’s ID;
  • If visiting a vessel, tenant or stevedore, are aware of the risks associated with entering a working area;
  • And any visitor has been pre-advised to Port Security Services:   SECURITYS@napierport.co.nz

Thanks in advance for your support with this.

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