ISS-McKay's head office is based in Auckland. Auckland (founded in 1840) is New Zealand's largest city with more than 400,000 people living within the city boundary and 1.25 million in the greater Auckland area. This represents about one third of the population of the whole country.
Known as the 'City of Sails' because of a great number of yachts that sail in the harbours and the adjoining Hauraki Gulf, Auckland is built on a narrow isthmus between two harbours, and is surrounded by extinct volcanoes and picturesque islands. The city, suburbs and gulf islands cover an area of 637km2.
Our Auckland seaport is New Zealand's largest container port. Overall the port handles 35% of New Zealand's total annual trade by value – the equivalent of 13% of annual GDP. By value of trade handled, the port of Auckland is New Zealand's most significant port, handling 50% of all imports and 24% of exports.
Auckland is also the country's premiere exchange port for cruises, hosting approximately 70 calls each season; helping to secure significant tourism revenue for the region.
Additionally, the port provides towage, pilotage and linesman services on the Waitemata and Manukau Harbours, servicing upwards of 1,700 ship calls – an average of five ships each day of the year.
The ISS-McKay team is located in Parnell and is approximately 2.2km from our busy port. We are committed to excellence and delivering comprehensive services covering all aspects of vessel calls.