Port Nelson

  • Import and Export
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Maritime
  • Package/Freight Delivery
  • Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

Our port is pumping, and we need more great people to join us!

Port Nelson has a reputation as a great place to work.
As the maritime gateway for the top of the South Island and a vital hub for the region’s economic growth and prosperity, the environment is dynamic.

Our people are our priority, and we have an exceptional Health and Safety track record and commitment to well-being and ongoing development.
The Port is a great place to build a career and offers a range of opportunities across the different business units from Logistics to Workshop and Marine to Stevedoring. Port Nelson is proud to be a values-based organisation with a strong culture that upholds the ASPIRE values of: Accountability, Safety, Passion, Integrity, Respect and Excellence. Enjoy opportunities to upskill on the job and be part of a friendly, supportive team.

Port Nelson Can Offer You:
Great training and development opportunities, a supportive and friendly team, and an outstanding safety culture. Opportunities to connect with workmates – regular social gatherings, including onsite BBQs and an active social club. Benefits include a fitness/wellbeing allowance plus an excellent employee discount scheme with local businesses.

Our Purpose – (why are we doing this): to facilitate regional prosperity
(kia āhei ki te kōkiri whakamua ki te taumata ā-rohe)

Our Business – (how we operate): a broad range of activities are involved in the operation of the Port; these are provided through the following business units:

Marine, Stevedoring, Slipway Services, QuayPack, Workshop and Maintenance, QuayConnect - logistics division, Container Operations, Functional – People and Safety, Environment, Infrastructure, Business Systems, Finance, Communications and Engagement, and Property – in addition to its operational land, the Port has over 235,000 m2 of commercial land that it develops and leases to support fishing, marine services, and other export-related industries.


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