Lyttelton Port of Christchurch

Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) is the largest Port in the South Island of New Zealand. It provides a vital link in international trade routes, and plays a key role in the global transport network.

The Port caters for a diverse range of containerised, bulk and break-bulk trades and offers a full array of shipping services to exporters and importers, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That trade is essential to Canterbury and South Island businesses and consumers.

In May 2011, following an Order in Council, the design and construction of a ten hectare reclamation at Te Awaparahi Bay utilising demolition rubble from the Christchurch CBD and the wider Canterbury area commenced. Work on the reclamation, at the eastern area of the Port, is progressing well with the reclaimed area now over 5.3 hectares.

LPC is the largest employer in the Lyttelton Harbour Basin with over 450 permanent and part time staff with a wide variety of skill sets and backgrounds.

The Port is a critical component of Canterbury’s strategic infrastructure and is essential in the rebuild of the Canterbury region.


Norwich Quay, Lyttelton, New Zealand