Our Master Plan

Napier Port is planning ahead.

As Hawke’s Bay’s economy grows, Napier Port is growing too. Growth is welcome, but it creates challenges that we need to plan for – larger ships, a significant uplift in cargo and the congestion that creates.

Napier Port is reviewing the shape of our master plan, which guides our investment in infrastructure, equipment and capability in the years ahead. Planning tomorrow’s port is a partnership, and Napier Port is working closely with customers to understand their aspirations and what that means for their future port and logistics requirements. We are talking to regulators, local and central government, business and industry groups, along with our local community, to build a strong understanding of their expectations and the future trade landscape.

The key objectives of the new Port Master Plan are to:

  • Drive supply chain and port efficiency
  • Facilitate growing cargo volumes
  • Help our region thrive
  • Identify and secure important supply channels – road, rail and sea
  • Enhance and protect our environment through sustainable practices, and
  • Engage all our stakeholders in Napier Port’s future vision

Let us know what you think

Engaging with stakeholders throughout the project is important to us. 

That’s why you will have the chance at various stages to let us know your views.

  • Nov-Dec 2018: Master Plan Survey – Tell us what you think the important issues for us to consider are (Survey below).
  • Jan-July 2019: Master Planning Options – Tell us what you think of the draft options to address issues.
  • July-Dec 2019: Final Plan Consultation – Tell us what you think of the final plan.

This is an exciting time for Napier Port, the community of Hawke’s Bay; and for the wider region served by the port.

We value your feedback and look forward to discussing our plans for the future with you throughout the project.

We want to hear from you

Our team is talking to the community, port users and customers about their future and how Napier Port can support it.

Take our survey

Answer three quick questions on what issues are important to you.




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