This small Bulk Vessel is ideal for moving Bulk Cargoes such as fertilizer, grain and gravel around the New Zealand efficiently and cost effectively.

With a loaded draft of 4.2 meters the Anatoki is able to negotiate shallow harbours such as Wanganui, Westport and Greymouth . This allows it to pickup/discharge it's cargoes closer to their source/destination, reducing road haulage components of the cargo’s movement and in doing so reducing costs.


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Demand for road transport has been increasing faster than the growth in population. This has put New Zealand’s roads under increased pressure. It is anticipated that total freight movements on the transport system will more than double by 2040. Anatoki represents a change in New Zealand shipping -- the return of the coastal bulk freighter.

Coastal Bulk Shipping was set up in 2008.   Its original shareholders consisted of a diverse group of people who had a common interest in coastal shipping. Their backgrounds varied considerably from farming to transport operators and workers in the transport and shipping industry.

All shareholders shared a common belief that as a long, narrow country, New Zealand lends itself to shipping.

As a young country with developing infrastructure, New Zealand was built on coastal ships using smaller ports. As road and rail developed, freight gradually moved from the sea until the last bulk ships (other than cement and fuel carriers ) stopped operating on the New Zealand coast around 1980.

In recent years, a growing population, higher fuel prices and the failure of road and rail infrastructure to keep pace with demand has rekindled an interest in coastal shipping.Coastal Bulk Shipping developed this interest with its small ship the M.V. Anatoki.  After 12 years of operation the company needed to expand to enable it to develop opportunities that had been identified.

In April 2020 Coastal Bulk Shipping Ltd was pleased to announce that ASP Ships Group had acquired a 50% shareholding in the company.

The ASP Ships Group (ASP)is a global specialist marine services provider with a focus on Australia, New Zealand and Asian regions. ASP currently operates in New Zealand through wholly owned subsidiary Silver Fern Shipping Limited, based in Wellington and operate two MR tankers for Coastal Oil Logistics Ltd. The vessels distribute petroleum products from the NZ Refinery at Marsden Point around the New Zealand coast.

With ASP as a shareholder, Coastal Bulk Shipping will continue to identify and develop cost efficient and environmentally friendly options to move freight around New Zealand.

PO Box 974, Wanganui, New Zealand 03 9611487