Shipping schedules Marinas

From midnight on Wednesday 14 May, New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2 (L2). During L2 most businesses can open their premises or sites if they can do so safely. Recreational boating is permitted under L2 and we are excited to be able to re-open all our marina facilities.

The government advises, though, that L2 is not entirely business as usual and there are some restrictions and other measures that will need to remain in place to reduce the risk of transmission. Here are the government’s golden rules for business in L2:

  • COVID-19 is still out there. Play it safe.
  • Most businesses can operate if they can do so safely. Alternative ways of working are still encouraged where possible.
  • Talk with your workers to identify risks and ways to manage them.
  • Ask everyone, workers, contractors and customers, with cold or flu-like symptoms to stay away from your premises.
  • Keep groups of customers at least 1 metre apart.
  • Keep contact-tracing records of anyone who will have close interaction (workers, contractors or customers).
  • Reduce the number of shared surfaces, and regularly disinfect them.
  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.

At Port Marlborough, our utmost priority remains the protection of our employees, our customers, users and our community from the spread of COVID-19.

Please note the following

Port Marlborough Reception
Port Marlborough reception at Auckland Street will remain closed. We are open to enquiries by email and we will be able to assist with any enquiries, bookings, payments etc.


Accounts Payable:

Accounts Receivable:

International Shipping

Under Level 2 international shipping will continue to arrive to Port Marlborough. Shore leave for international crew will be permitted in accordance with MNZ guidelines.

Please view our website for details.

Ferry Schedules

Both Cook Strait ferry companies are operating at reduced capacity. Please check their websites for further details:


Recreational boating is a permitted activity under L2. We are pleased to be able to re-open all of our marinas facilities.

Please check the marinas website for our guidelines to keep everyone safe in the marinas:

Port Services and Entrance

From midnight on Wednesday 13 May, Port Marlborough will be open to all businesses that are able to operate safely.

Please note all businesses intending to resume operations within port common user areas are advised to develop a Covid-19 Safety Plan to ensure their safe operation. The plan will demonstrate and ensure compliance with the Government Alert Level 2 information. A template can be found: and-safety/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/your-covid-19-safety-plan/

Picton Harbour Radio (PHR) and Port Services duties will continue to operate 24/7. Please contact PHR prior to vessel arrival. They will advise you on the facility you can use.

Please note the following:

• Port Services interaction will only be by phone or intercom

• Visitors will be denied access unless an online induction has been completed

• The Lagoon Road visitor induction Kiosk will be out of service until further notice. All users requiring to be inducted must either complete the visitors induction online or by arrangement with the Port Services Administrator.

• Port Services will be offering limited shuttle services in accordance with MNZ guidelines

• Full operational Induction is by appointment only (Calling the Port Administrator) PH 0272748766. The information will be emailed to the user and user complete and return via email. Access cards will be produced when able and either posted to the user or alternative arrangements made.

And remember…
We wish all our customers and whānau good health over this time – be patient, be kind and we will get through this. Our community’s health and wellbeing is our utmost priority.

Reduce Contact, Reduce Risk, Reduce Spread