The Ministry of Transport is seeking public and sector input into a decision on whether New Zealand should sign up to an international treaty restricting air emissions from ships.
This page features maritime specific articles.
The April 2015 to March 2016 report containing information on freight movements into, out of and around New Zealand is now available.
The Convention sets internationally-agreed minimum standards to address the health, safety and welfare of seafarers.
The October 2014 to September 2015 report containing information on freight movements into, out of and around New Zealand is now available.
The Ministry of Transport is seeking feedback on whether the New Zealand Government should sign up to two international maritime treaties.
Maritime Labour Convention to be ratified to ensure fair treatment of seafarers and protect the reputation of our exports, Ministers announced today.
Larger international container ships visiting New Zealand create both opportunities and risks, a Ministry of Transport study launched today says.
The October 2012-September 2013 report containing information on freight movements into, out of and around New Zealand is now available.
The Supplementary Fund Protocol is the third tier of the International Oil Pollution Compensation.
Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today that the Clifford Bay ferry terminal will not proceed and that Picton will remain the South Island ferry terminal.
The July 2012 – June 2013 report containing information on freight movements into, out of and around New Zealand is now available.
Commerce Minister Craig Foss announced on the Beehive website on April 8 that international shipping to and from New Zealand will be regulated under the Commerce Act. This is intended to improve oversight and to deliver competitive outcomes for exporting industries.
The Marine Legislation Bill (the Bill) had its second reading on 20 March 2013.
The Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlee has announced the
next step in the investigation of Clifford Bay as a South
Island ferry terminal.
A Ministry of Transport report on container productivity at
New Zealand ports shows performance compares well with
Australian and other international ports.
The government has asked the Ministry of Transport to
investigate the use of Clifford Bay in Marlborough as a new
sea freight terminal to improve links between major cities
in the North and South Islands, and as a further catalyst
for South Island economic growth.
The Ministry of Transport is urging boat users not to fish
or anchor in cable protection areas (commonly known as Cable
Protection Zones or CPZs) if they want to avoid the risk of
The Freight Futures: Long-term Sea Freight Scenarios report explores the role of freight transport policy in promoting economic growth by conducting an initial examination of the specific aspects of sea freight movements in the New Zealand context domestically and internationally. The focus is on the important supply and demand factors that influence the efficiency of the sea freight sector.