Napier Port Off Season R&D Hours of Operation

As we come toward the end of the peak season, Napier Port will be returning to standard R&D hours of operation from Monday 8 June 2020. We will be reducing our opening hours at our Container Terminal Western Gate and Thames Street Depots as follows:

Napier Port R&D hours of operation – From Monday 8 June 2020

Day Service Container Terminal        Thames St
I & II Depots   
Monday to Friday            Full service 0700 – 1730 0700 – 1800*
Late Process 1740 – 2000*** N/A
Saturday Full service** 0700 – 1200 0700 – 1200
Sunday Closed    Closed    Closed

*From Wednesday 1 July Thames Street Depots will close at 1730
**The Container Terminal and Thames Street Depot will close on Saturdays for R&D from 4 July 2020

***Late Process: VBS – Zones 18 & 19 (Security Gate closes at 2000 to container trucks)

Napier Port offers a Monday to Friday late process of  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 1700.
  • 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 1700.
  • The truck enters through Port Security at the Eastern Gate (Marine Parade end) from 1740 onwards.

There is no late process for Empty Returns.

Late Keeping you Informed

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