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26 Feb 2021
Truck Driver Appreciation Winner!

Congratulations to Luke Harris from Priority Logistics, he was nominated by Cold Storage Nelson for our Truck Driver Appreciation week competition! Click more below to read his appreciation message.

15 Feb 2021
February Newsletter

Please find our February Newsletter here.

05 Feb 2021
KiwiRail VBS Requirements

Please click more below for basic VBS requirements ready for KiwiRail VBS Go-live.

03 Feb 2021
KiwiRail VBS Go-Live - Mon 8 Feb

KiwiRail will be introducing the Containerchain Vehicle Booking System (VBS) from 0001 hours on Monday 8th February. Click more for further information.


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About PortConnect

PortConnect is New Zealand's first comprehensive online cargo management system, providing viewing of and direct interaction with containers at the ports in Auckland, Tauranga and Timaru Container Terminal, including their satellite ports MetroPort Auckland, MetroPort Christchurch, Triton, Wiri and Waikato Freight Hub.

PortConnect provides a single ‘port of call’ for shipping lines, transporters, importers, exporters, forwarders and regulatory authorities for dealing with our participating ports. PortConnect offers a comprehensive range of services and instant access to a central repository of containerised cargo information.

Our Services

Vessel Schedule

Look up vessel visit details for Vessels in Port, Expected Arrivals and Recent Departures.

Track & Trace

PortConnect provides two options to look up container details and event information. A free Public Track & Trace option and Subscribed Track & Trace, a monthly subscription which provides full container information.

Export Pre-Advice

Submit Export Pre-Advice to our partner ports.

Event Notifications

Subscribe to receive email notifications when events occur against containers.

Express PIN

Request and maintain Express PINs for transport companies entering Ports of Auckland.

Clear Container

For shipping lines, set import clearances, security checks and empty return depots.


Our restful API allows application integration with vessel schedule, container visits and events.


For shipping lines, Edifact messages including COPARN, COARRI, CODECO and VERMAS.

Trade Single Window

Partner port integration with the clearance platform used by NZ Customs and MPI.