Welcome to South Pacific Shipping

South Pacific Shipping Ltd (SPS) was incorporated in 2008 to provide shipping services for the Pacific Forest Products Group in the fast growing log export market. SPS now ships around 5 million tonne of logs and lumber per year from New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii to the Asia Pacific, Indian and Middle Eastern markets.

Head office for SPS is Auckland, New Zealand but they also have staff based in Tauranga and Gisborne to assist with vessel planning and loading. The company also has an office in Portland, Australia to manage the movement of logs from Australia to Asia. SPS ships out of most major ports in New Zealand, predominantly from Marsden Point, Tauranga, Gisborne and Port Chalmers. The company also operates from the Australian ports of Burnie and Portland along with regular shipments from Kawaihae in Hawaii.

SPS charters a range of vessels from Handysize to Supramax and Ultramax as well chartering project vessels for outbound log voyagesd. With New Zealand exporting around 15 million tonnes of logs annually, SPS are well placed to charter vessels open on the New Zealand and Australian coasts.