NZ Marine Transport Association
PO Box 54025, The Marina, Half Moon Bay, Auckland 2144
The New Zealand Marine Transport Association (NZMTA) is the only independent association that represents the maritime passenger sector, including marine tourism, charter and transport.
Membership also extends to a large number of aquaculture and workboat operators, seafarers and suppliers who see value in industry partnerships. This is vital in such a diverse market and strengthens the advocacy role we play.The Marine Transport Association (MTA) was formed in 1970 to represent the owners of New Zealand tourism charter and passenger vessels. Large and small operators make up the membership and are active in harbour cruises, fishing, sailing, passenger transport and aquaculture.
As an Incorporated Society, the MTA board is made up of owners and operators, representing many fleet operators, seafarers and service providers throughout the country.
With over 50 years of experience in the industry, the Association is able to offer a range of benefits and guidance on the following:
Tourism industry initiatives
Covid-19 recovery advocacy
MOSS (Marine Operators Safety Systems)
America's Cup for commercial tourism and charter vessels
Health and Safety at Work Act
Advocacy and representation of owners interests across various government portfolios
Subscription to Professional Skipper & NZ Aquaculture magazine
NZMTA Industry news
Technical expertise – Maritime and marine protection rules and regulations
Guidance on International conventions, MARPOL and the Maritime Labour Convention
Seafarer licensing and transition of international qualifications
Co-operative trade relationships
Codes of Practice for High Speed Craft, Swimming with Marine Mammals, Shark Cage Operations and Parasailing
The Public Passenger Transport Management Bill
Liquor Licensing requirements
Charter Boat Catch Reporting
Representing the membership on the Maritime Industry Recovery Forum
The NZ Marine Transport Association Vision
To promote and advance the interests and welfare of all members.
To provide input and affect the direction of central and local government policy and actions in accordance with the wishes of Members and the vision of the Association.
To represent the interests of Members at all public forums and in public issues as they arise.
To provide the information, services and products which will assist Members to meet their business goals.
To maintain regular and close contact and communication with Members to listen to and understand their views and aspirations.
To improve the public's understanding of the importance of the marine transportation industry to the nation and promote the professionalism, hospitality and efficiency of Members in the eyes of the wider community.
The organisation is made up of members who represent the majority of fleet operators throughout the country and range from Work boats, Ferries both passenger and vehicular, Charter boats, Tug and Barge operators, Fishing boats and Aquaculture vessels.
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