Our logistics company is unlocking stranded assets across regional New Zealand.

Drone shot of the port infrastructure and the storage shed
West Coast Bulk Logistics Ltd is responsible for the shipment of all WMSC product from plant to the end customer. This company leases and operates the ports of Greymouth and Westport and owns and operates a motorised barge for ship to ship transfer of WMSC exports. They also provide third party bulk logistics for domestic trade in aggregates, construction materials, revetment rock and other coastal trades.
Illustration showing the process of land to export

Creating resilient supply chains

Our work to resolve the transport, logistics and supply chain networks on the West Coast has brought wider benefits for the region, including much-needed emergency resilience.

Shipping networks are being reintroduced around Aotearoa New Zealand, unlocking valuable resource and supporting isolated coastal communities. As well as securing supply for our critical minerals to the world, we are providing growth opportunities for other coastal communities to get their product out to market and supplying much needed aggregate for our infrastructure projects.
Our partnerships with iwi and stakeholders have made our shipping networks viable. We’ve worked closely with local councils and communities on every part of our investment into coastal shipping. This included the upgrading of ratepayer assets such as local ports and shipping infrastructure, and ensuring our vessel choice has wider benefits for the local businesses and community.
By supporting coastal community resilience, we are also supporting the decarbonisation of Aotearoa New Zealand’s transport fleet. Growth of our shipping routes will reduce the need for trucks on roads for our operation and for others, such as the movement of dairy products, aggregates, timber and other industrial materials.
In 2022, Westland Mineral Sands made a significant promise for the first time in Aotearoa New Zealand’s history. We promised to make New Zealand a leading global supplier of critical minerals to the world.
In 2023, we have moved into production – making true on that promise.

Creating a resilient West Coast

For all its beauty, the West Coast’s proximity to the coast and a major fault line running under the South Island makes it vulnerable to isolation in the event of a natural disaster. We are helping the region to prepare for such an event.

Our company, West Coast Bulk Logistics, through its lease of ports at Greymouth and Westport, is investing in upgrades to the existing infrastructure to ensure these publicly-owned assets can not only meet the needs of the mineral sands operation but also better serve the community in an emergency scenario.
Together with our motorised barge, these ports will play a vital role in moving goods in and out of the West Coast region if road access becomes difficult. The coastal shipping network we are developing will also support faster and more efficient recovery efforts, moving rock and aggregate to where it is needed most in New Zealand.
Resilience is about more than just withstanding a disaster, for our local businesses it means having options for secure market access. Our multi-purpose vessel and coastal shipping network will offer a low-carbon solution for other industries and businesses to get their products to the domestic market in a more cost-effective way than moving goods by road.

Our barge

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Port locations

We operate from the Ports of Westport and Greymouth. Our head office is based at Buller Port.
What we do

We provide supply chain solutions for regional and nationwide shippers.
Facilities & services

We provide a safe harbour, wharf, bunkering, stevedoring and port services. Call to discuss your requirements.

Who we sponsor

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