As a result of recent COVID-19 developments, the issuing of Port Pass access cards will be suspended from 6am on the 25th of March, until further notice.

Napier Port will remain open for essential services, therefore, if you have a sound business reason, a valid H&S induction and a form of photo identification, you can still access Napier Port.

Note - to get a valid H&S induction:

Please apply for a Port Pass card, validate your email, and follow up with your company administrator to pay the invoice. You will then receive an H&S induction. Once completed, PRINT the induction certificate and present to Security along with your form of ID, and they will allow you onsite until we resume printing Port Pass cards.

What is Port Pass?

Port Pass is an identity and access card designed to help make induction and access as streamlined as possible for port facility users.

When applying for a Port Pass card, you'll need to show that you have a valid reason for accessing the port or secure facility.

Under maritime legislation, anyone accessing a port must also have a valid form of photo identification. Port Pass meets these photo identification requirements, and provides access card functionality.

The card has key features including:

  • User name and photo
  • Date of issue
  • Card number

It has a barcode, RFID and Mifare chip technology that can link to a port's security system.

It lets the Security team know who you are, who you work for, and that you’ve completed the port or secure facility's access requirements, including the Health and Safety induction.

Do I need Port Pass?

This will depend on your access requirements.

If you intend to conduct business or work at a related port on a routine basis in the following year – you need a Port Pass ID card. Register here or click apply now above.

You do not need a Port Pass card if you are visiting a port and will be escorted by a competent port person. Contact the port directly to arrange your entry – port-specific contact details are listed on the contact page.