Camera last updated at: 2011-10-21 11:59:05 | This image taken at: 2011-10-21 11:11
View of the containers from the Centreport office.
During the early years of European colonisation, Port Nicholson became a focus for settlement. The original site chosen for what is now the city of Wellington was at Petone, close to the foreshore of Lower Hutt. A settlement was established there in early 1840, but the swampy land was unsuitable for development and the settlement (originally called Britannia but soon changed to Wellington) was moved to the present site of Wellington later the same year.
After the advent of the Port Reform Act in 1988, the Wellington Harbour Board, along with all other harbour boards, ceased to exist after October 1989. Its commercial, property management and recreational functions were split between the Port of Wellington, Lambton Harbour Management and Wellington City Council respectively. In 1976, the Historic Places Trust placed 14 plaques along the original shoreline. These plaques run from Pipitea Point, along Lambton Quay, through Mercer Street, lower Cuba Street, Wakefield Street to Oriental Parade at the northern corner of Herd Street.
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CentrePort is superbly located in the geographical centre of New Zealand, with a natural sheltered deep water harbour, convenient access to the east and west coasts of the country, and positioned on the axis of the Tasman and Pacific Oceans. These features make CentrePort New Zealand's most strategically situated international port.
We are located within a 250km radius of a highly productive heartland, made up of eight regions exporting a diverse range of high-contribution cargoes.
CentrePort offers unrivalled nationwide access, boasting direct connections to New Zealand's major highway and main trunk railway. Key coastal shipping and inter-island ferry services are also located within the port precinct.
As a result, CentrePort is the only New Zealand port able to offer delivery anywhere in New Zealand within 24 hours!
Factor in the quick transit we offer to international waters, and you can see why CentrePort is also the perfect port at which to aggregate cargo, or operate a rationalised New Zealand service.