Vessel Works is committed to keeping New Zealand Clean and Green
We want to keep our waterways and land clear of foreign pests, rodents and other materials that may harm it, We take biological security very seriously and we need your help!
Customs Clearance and Transitional Facility
Vessel Works operates s an approved Port of First Arrival for NZ Customs, which allows arriving and departing vessels to undertake border control processes on site at Vessel Works.
Vessel Works has allocated the floating pontoon aligned to the vessel hoist lifting bay for the purposes of the Customs and Ministry of Primary Industries border control. The floating pontoon is identifiable by the large blue customs sign. The pontoon is secured as no person arriving into New Zealand is able to leave the pontoon until such time as they have been approved by a NZ Customs agent.
The Berth can take a vessel of 60m and up to 450T. Vessels must give 48Hours Notice prior to arrival, Late notice may incur fees. The berth can be accessed at slack water only, vessels arriving either side of slack water must ensure the Vessel Works office is contacted and other arrangements may be made for your vessel including but not limiting to, proceeding to anchor. Vessels must not proceed into berth alongside unless given prior approval. Arrival Notification can be given to Vessel Works, they can be contacted on 07 577 7270 between 7am – 5pm, Mon – Fri. The Customs Berth is operated by Vessel Works, Tauranga, in conjunction with NZ Customs & MPI / Biosecurity NZ and the appropriate arrival notification described earlier must be given. The Customs Berth is currently unlit during the hours of darkness.
Spotted something unusual, Could it be a Bio Contaminant?
What to do when you find a Contamination?
Call the MPI hotline 0800 809 966 or MPI port office on 927 5700 immediately
Contain and bag the biosecurity hazard so as the prevent further damage.
Biosecurity is EVERYONE’S responsibility. We need to be vigilant and proactive.