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North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation
Registered office: Level 1, Wellington House, 181 Victoria Street, Mackay QLD 4740
Mackay corporate office: Level 1, Wellington House, 181 Victoria Street, Mackay QLD 4740
PO Box 3340, North Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4969 0700. Fax: (07) 4969 0799
Brisbane corporate office: Level 24, 300 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
GPO Box 409, Brisbane QLD 4001
Telephone: (07) 3011 7900. Fax: (07) 3011 7999
Chief Executive Officer: Brad Fish
Commercial Manager Abbot Point, Hay Point & Weipa: Robert Watkins
Australia’s most northerly coal port, the Port of Abbot Point is located about 25km north of Bowen, in North Queensland. The port is of significant strategic value to NQBP and the State, as there are very few locations along Queensland’s eastern seaboard where deep water (>15m) is so close in-shore.
The primary infrastructure at the port is the Abbot Point Coal Terminal (APCT), which was commissioned in 1984 and has been exporting coal continuously since that time. Since 2006 the terminal has been undergoing constant expansion. In November 2007, the first stage of planned expansions at the terminal increased capacity from 15 to 21 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa). The works included additional coal stockpiles and the addition of a third stacker/reclaimer at the terminal.
During 2010-11 a second offshore berth and second shiploader was commissioned. In the same year the expansion to 50 Mtpa capacity was complete with the commissioning of new stockpiles, new stacker/reclaimers and upgraded yard machinery.
On 1 June 2011, the Queensland Government entered into a 99-year lease of the Abbot Point Coal Terminal to Mundra Port Pty Ltd. The terminal is now known as the Adani Abbot Point Terminal (AAPT) under the company name Adani Abbot Point Terminal Pty Ltd (AAPTPL). Under the lease, the State retains ownership of the port land and fixed infrastructure such as the jetty and the wharf. The State will also continue to facilitate future private-sector funded expansion of export infrastructure within the broader port precinct, such as Terminals 0, 2 and APX.
Trains transport coal by bottom dumping wagons to a rail inloading facility at AAPT on a balloon rail loop. Once unloaded, the coal is then conveyed from the unloading facility to the stockpile area and stacked by one of the stacker/reclaimer units. The stockyard is capable of holding more than two million tonnes of coal.
During shiploader operations, coal is delivered to a large surge bin before being conveyed along the trestle to the wharf where it is then loaded into ships via the shiploading unit.
The Adani Abbot Point Terminal (AAPT) comprises:
• Two rail inloading facilities
• Six coal stockpile rows all greater than 1km in length
• Inloading and outloading conveyors, and
• Two berths and two shiploaders 2.75km offshore

Flinders Ports Pty Ltd
296 St Vincent Street, PO Box 19, Port Adelaide SA 5015
Telephone: +61 8 8447 0611. Fax: +61 8 8447 0606
CEO, Flinders Port Holdings: Mr Vincent Tremaine
General Manager, Flinders Ports: Mr Stewart Lammin
General Manager, Marine Operations: Capt. Carl Kavina
Flinders Ports is committed to improving port services to the benefit of existing trades and assisting in the development of new business. The Company continues to expand its port facilities to meet the demands of its customers.
With the development and growth of the mining sector in South Australia, Flinders Ports is looking to develop all its ports to offer a competitive supply chain solution to the industry.
The seven ports are equipped to handle a range of bulk and break bulk cargoes with undeveloped land available, providing opportunities to further develop port infrastructure.
Available land in the Inner Harbour at Port Adelaide has direct access to wharf facilities and bulk loading infrastructure. This area is also linked by road and rail access to Adelaide’s industrial areas and the container terminal at Outer Harbour.
Land in Outer Harbour Port Adelaide has direct access to the Flinders Adelaide container terminal and road and rail facilities linking the Outer Harbour with intra and interstate origins and destinations.
An extensive road and railway network servicing a catchment area extending across South Australia to southern New South Wales and western Victoria enables Flinders Ports to offer a vast range of receival, storage and transport options.
Port Adelaide: Grains and seeds; Limestone; Petroleum Products; Soda Ash; Motor Vehicles; Containers; Metals and Metal Scrap; Cement / Cement Clinker; Fertilisers; Agricultural Commodities; Iron and Steel; Livestock; Break-Bulk and General Cargoes; Mineral Sands; Mineral Concentrates
Klein Point: Limestone
Port Lincoln: Grains and Seeds; Petroleum Products; Fertilisers
Port Giles: Grains and Seeds
Port Pirie: Grains and Seeds; Ores and Concentrates; Coal; General Cargoes
Thevenard: Gypsum; Grains and Seeds; Salt; Mineral Sands
Wallaroo: Grains and Seeds; Fertilisers
Our seven ports are equipped to handle a range of bulk, break bulk and general cargoes. Bulk cargoes include grain; cement; petroleum; gypsum; limestone and fertilisers while break bulk cargoes include motor vehicles; iron; steel; lead; zinc; livestock and fruit.
Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal (FACT) is the container terminal operator servicing South Australia. The terminal boasts excellent direct on-dock road and rail links with two berths providing 649m of quayline and 14.2m water depth alongside at low water. Productivity at the terminal has been boosted with a Post-Panamax crane having the capacity to “twin-lift” two 6m containers at the same time, and at faster operational speeds.
The container terminal provides customers with state-of-the-art facilities and services, ensuring the fast turnaround and efficient movement of goods. Intermodal facilities are provided, integrating the container terminal with the national road and rail system, enabling the efficient transfer of cargo.
A transition area provides storage for 6,251 TEUs and includes 318 reefer plugs.
A full range of quarantine, customs, fumigation and cleaning facilities are available.
For further information, please refer to our website

Southern Ports Authority
Lat 35degrees 02’; Long 117degrees 55’ E.
Situated in King George Sound on the South Coast.
Charts: AUS 109/110/118
Admiralty Pilot: 13
Time Zone: GMT + 8 hours

Ambulance – Police – Fire – 000
Operational Emergencies: Duty Pilot: 0488 929 095
Harbour Master: 0427 479 016
Deputy Harbour Master: 0439 921 589
Authority: Albany Port Authority,
85 Brunswick Road (PO Box 175), Albany WA 6331
Telephone: (08) 9892 9000
Fax: (08) 9841 7566
Chief Executive Officer: Brad Williamson
Mobile: 0418 922 968
Harbour Master: Capt. Sean Bolt
Telephone (08) 9892 9003. Mobile: 0427 479 016
Deputy Harbour Master: Capt. Sumanth Surendran
Telephone (08) 9892 9015. Mobile: 0439 921 589
Safety and Security Officer: Scott Macaulay
Telephone (08) 9892 9013. Mobile: 0467 502 602
Wharf Manager: Eric Norman
Telephone: (08) 9892 9009. Mobile: 0427 192 099
Approach: The navigable entrance channel is marked with two buoys at the entry and beacons for the rest of the 2 mile length on a 072-252 degree alignment. The channel width varies along the channel with beacons being apart by 175m to 190m but the width of the channel at the toeline is 145m. The navigable channel has a maintained depth of 12.9m at chart datum up to beacons 5 & 6 then reducing to 12.6m before reducing to 12.2m up to the join between berth #3 and beacon 14. Vessels using berths #3 and #6 have a draft limitation of 11.5m and vessels using berth #1 and #2 are limited to a maximum draft of 9.80m. A 420m turning area is available off the berths #1, #2 and #3 and vessels normally berth port side to.
Movement Restrictions: Woodchip carriers are limited to berthing during hours of daylight but may depart at night. All other vessels may berth and sail during the day or during the night as the port is operational 24hrs a day for Pilotage/Shipping movements.
Anchorages: Seven designated anchorages are permanently available with positions marked on chart AUS 109 and AUS 110. An additional four anchorages may be assigned during peak periods. All anchorages are allocated by the Harbour Master. There is a prohibited anchorage area from the channel entrance to the Fairway Buoy.
Pilotage: Compulsory for vessels over 500 GRT.
Radio Info: Listening watch on VHF Channel 16 and 12 is maintained on weekdays from 0830-1700 and one hour prior to movements on weekends and public holidays, call sign “Albany Port”.
Hours: 24 hrs Pilotage available
Procedure: Notice of ETA must be given as follows:
• On the 48hrs notice form that is submitted 48hrs before arrival.
• 24 hrs before arrival if ETA varies more than 24 hours.
• Updated ETA’s as per local agent’s instruction to ensure port services, towage services and mooring gangs are organised.
In an emergency the Port has an arrangement with the local volunteer sea rescue group “Albany Sea Rescue” VMRS 610 who monitor VHF Ch 16; 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. Albany Sea Rescue will contact the Duty Pilot (HM/DHM).
Weather: Prevailing winds, South West in winter, East in summer.
Tides: Range 1 metre, but can be influenced by weather conditions.
Accommodation: Princess Royal Harbour - Land Backed Wharf with three berths.
No.1 210m long & depth 10.5m at the berth – 10.2m in turning basin
No.2 172m long & depth 10.5m at the berth – 10.2m in turning basin
Vessels use their own cargo handling gear
No.3 227m long & depth 12.2m
Vessels are loaded using three available grain loaders that operate two at a time.
Berth No.6 Depth 12.2m Length 216m 7 dolphins. Vessels are loaded using a fixed woodchip loader.
Drafts: Maximum - No.1 and No.2 berths = 9.8m, No.3 berth = 11.5m, No.6 berth = 11.5m
Towage: Two tugs available, (3835 hp each with 47 tonne bollard pull over the bow). Tug’s lines are used on all occasions.
Shipping Agents
Based in Albany:
Halls Shipping
Telephone: (08) 9841 1755. Mobile: 0429 373 025. Fax: (08) 9841 7690
Based out of Fremantle:
Wilhelmsen Ships Service:
Telephone: (08) 9336 0900. Fax: (08) 9336 0999
Hetherington Kingsbury:
Telephone: (08) 9841 2866. Fax: (08) 9841 5607
Monson Agencies:
Telephone: (08) 9335 0000. Fax: (08) 9335 0055
Q.W.A. Pty Ltd:
Telephone: (08) 9437 9284. Fax: (08) 9437 9289
Sea Corporation Pty Ltd:
Telephone: (08) 9430 7100. Fax: (08) 9430 7199
SMS Shipping & Chartering:
Telephone: (08) 9430 7666. Fax: (08) 9335 2311
McArthur Shipping & Agency Co Pty Ltd:
Telephone: (08) 9335 6111. Fax: (08) 9335 3196
Stevedoring Companies:
Australian Bulk Stevedoring (CBH):
Mr Brett Edwards
Mobile: 0419 163 649.
Stevedore Working Hours:
Operations Manager: Mr Brett Edwards
Mobile: 0419 163 649.
Stevedore Working Hours:
Three shifts: 0730-1530, 1530-2330, 2330-0730. Day and afternoon shifts may be extended as required.
Cranes: One 12 tonne mobile crane available on wharf, plus two forklift trucks of 2.5 and 4.0 tonne capacity.
Provisions: ISSA members and provisions available.
Water: Fresh water is available at all berths, 25 tonnes per hour.
Cruise Ships: Cruise ships are welcome. Largest cruise ship to have berthed is the “Celebrity Solstice” at 317m LOA. However maximum LOA accepted for cruise ships at the Port of Albany is 295m.
Bulk Cargo: Grain loaded on No.3 Berth by Co-operative Bulk Handling Ltd by any two out of three ship loaders with a total capacity of 1600 tonnes/hour. Loading air draft 14 metres at HW. Silica sand loaded on No.3 Berth by Austsand using Loader No.2 at approximately 400 tonnes per hour. Loading air draft 14 metres at HW. Woodchips loaded on No.6 Berth by one fixed woodchip loader with a loading capacity of 900 tonnes per hour. Loading air draft 17 metres at HW.
Tankers: Facilities for handling bulk petroleum products at No.2 berth using pipelines. Main operator of petroleum imports are Caltex.
Bunkers: Marine diesel by pipeline is available at No.2 berth at the rate of approximately 100 tonnes per hour. Small quantities may be delivered by road tanker.
Ship Repairs: Slipway for Maxiumum 40 MT vessels at Emu Point slipway services. Minor ship repairs only are dealt with by local engineering w/shops. Hold cleaning is done by contractors. Contact local or ship’s agent for further details.
Principle imports: Fertiliser, petroleum products, and fish.
Principle exports: Various grain, woodchips, pine logs and silica sand.
Traffic: 2012/13 - 130 vessels (Incl. non-commercial and Navy) of 4,249,580 GRT; imports – 121,412 tonnes; exports – 3,979,222 tonnes
Medical Facility: Hospital available (08) 9892 2222.
Airport: 11 km from port. Virgin Australia operate a limited airline service to and from Perth.
Please refer Marine Orders 33 on the Australian Maritime Safety Authority website:

Port Melbourne – Head Office
Level 11, 330 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Telephone: (03) 8698 6900. Fax: (03) 9602 1500
Webb Dock West
2-118 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Telephone: (03) 8698 6919. Fax: (03) 9681 7645
Appleton Dock
19-43 Enterprize Way, West Melbourne VIC 3207
Telephone: (03) 8698 6919. Fax: (03) 9681 7645
Port Kembla
Yampi Way (off Tom Thumb Road), Port Kembla NSW 2505
Telephone: (02) 4221 0900. Fax: (02) 4225 7901
Fisherman Islands
Berth 3, Port Drive, Port of Brisbane QLD 4178
Telephone: (07) 3909 3000. Fax: (07) 3895 2598
Outer Harbour
Oliver Rogers Road, North Haven SA 5018
Telephone: (08) 8248 8600. Fax: (08) 8248 8699
World class terminals for automotive, containers and breakbulk cargo.

Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd (Tasports)
Mobil Road, Bell Bay TAS 7253
(Locked Bag 4, George Town TAS 7253)
Telephone: 1300 366 742. Fax: (03) 6382 1695
Web Site:
Chief Executive Officer: Paul Weedon
Chief Operations Officer: Craig Heron
Berth Accommodation: Details on facilities are available by contacting Port Control on (03) 6380 3075.
Bell Bay Berths: On Eastern shore within 8 nautical miles of the entrance.
No. 1 Berth is a facility privately owned by aluminium producer Pacific Aluminium.
No. 2 Berth is a ro-ro facility specifically designed for vessels trading between Bell Bay and interstate. The terminal area has a total of 4.72ha.
No. 3 Berth is used for TEMCO bulk and general cargoes and is equipped with a 19 tonne slewing, luffing, grabbing, travelling crane.
No. 4 Berth is the port’s oil and bulk liquids terminal, operated by United Petroleum.
No. 5 Berth is specifically designed for container cargoes and is equipped with a 36 tonne capacity portainer crane, and a 40-100 tonne mobile harbour crane. The berth is 210 metres long with a 2.3ha marshalling area and 168 reefer outlets. The berth is leased to Qube Ports No 1 Pty Ltd
No. 6 multi purpose berth is a heavy duty facility and is used for a variety of containerised and break bulk cargoes including woodchips. The adjacent terminal area is sufficient to service all forms of cargo. The wharf is 314 metres in length.
Thermal power station (HEC): Located on the eastern shore within 12 nautical miles of the entrance. A ‘T’ head concrete decked, steel piled wharf, (tanker berth) 26.2m wide x 13.4m with a concrete approach from land 3.66m wide. This facility is currently disused.
Long Reach Woodchip berth No.1 Northern: A berthing face 217m long. Approach from land is by a bridge 78.7m long x 3.81m wide.
Long Reach Woodchip berth No.2 Southern: A berthing face 229m long. Approach from land is by a causeway and a bridge 18.7m long x 4.7m wide.
Inspection Head facilities: Consists of a wharf 334 metres in length. Cargo is not worked at this facility.
Industrial Estate: Adjacent to Bell Bay port facilities is a large area of land set aside for heavy industrial use.

Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd Port Office,
3 Port Central Avenue, Port of Brisbane QLD 4178
Locked Mail Bag 1818, Port of Brisbane QLD 4178
Telephone: (07) 3258 4888
Fax: (07) 3258 4703
Approach Depths (LAT): North West Channel (15.0 metres), Spitfire Channel (15.0 metres), East Channel (15.0 metres), Bar Cutting – Outer Bar (14.0 metres), Inner Bar (14.0 metres), Fisherman Islands Swing basin (14.0 metres), and Pelican Banks Buoy to Portside Cruise Berth at Hamilton (9.1 metres).
Wharfage: Brisbane offers 31 operating wharves with over 7,800m of quay line between the Port of Brisbane and upriver facilities.
Port of Brisbane: Container berths 4 –12 to 14.0 metres.
Oil berths: BP Crude to 14.3 metres, BP Products to 10.9.0 metres, Caltex Crude to 14.3 metres, Caltex Products to 9.8 metres.
Grain berth to 13 metres, and coal to 14 metres.
Cargo handling terminals/facilities:
Container wharves – 9
General-purpose – 1
Oil – Crude and Refined – 5
Grain / Woodchips / Cottonseed – 1
Grain/dry bulk/general cargo (Pinkenba) – 1
General cargo / motor vehicles – 3
Clinker/Gypsum (Bulwer Island) – 1
Coal/Clinker – 1
Chemicals and Fertilisers – 2
Wet Bulk – 2
Forgacs Cairncross dock fit-out berths – 2
Bulk products Private Berth – 1
Cruise vessel facility – 1
Queensland Bulk Terminal – 1
Container Handling Facilities:
Port of Brisbane berths 4, 5, 6 & 7 operated by DP World with 900 metres of quay line at 14.0 metres depth. Auto stacking cranes.
Port of Brisbane berths 8, 9 & 10 operated by Patrick Terminals with 900 metres of quay line at 14.0 metres depth. Automated Straddles.
Hutchison Port Holdings have commenced operation at berth 11 and berth 12 terminal area will be operational in 2014, and will operate as Brisbane Container Terminals. Auto stacking cranes.
Rail Access: The Brisbane Multimodal Terminal (BMT) is located at the Port of Brisbane behind the container terminals. This is an integrated transport facility which links the movement of containers by rail and road to the Port of Brisbane wharves. The BMT offers two 900 metre long rail sidings for standard and Queensland gauge rail links with direct road access to adjacent marine terminals and container parks. The BMT also offers interim depot solutions for import and export cargo.
Coal / Clinker: Bulk Handling Pty Ltd operates an export coal facility at Port of Brisbane, with a peak loading rate of 2,600 tph, and a depth alongside of 14 metres. Total storage capacity of 900,000 tonnes, delivered by rail. Sunstate Cement Ltd uses the General Purpose Wharf for discharge of clinker, gypsum and slag from dedicated self-unloading bulk carriers direct into wharf hopper then to a covered conveyor system.
Grain / Woodchips: Graincorp Ltd operates an export grain terminal at Port of Brisbane with a peak load rate of 1,500 tph, and depth alongside of 13 metres. Total vertical storage is 60,000 tonnes, with a storage shed offering an additional 40,000 tonnes capacity. Queensland Commodity Exports Pty Ltd also use the wharf for woodchip with a peak loading rate of 700 tph and a total stockpile storage capacity of 100,000 tonnes.
Oil / Oil Products: Two oil refineries (CALTEX and BP) operate at the mouth of the Brisbane River processing crude oil imports and exporting refined product.
Chemicals and Fertiliser: INCITEC Ltd operates two processing plants, Incitec North at Pinkenba and Incitec South at Gibson Island. Incitec North is utilised for bulk fertiliser and chemical imports /exports, with a wharf length of 123 metres and depth of 10.0 metres. Storage capacity of 50,000 metric tons. Ships gear or mobile cranes required. Incitec South handle bulk liquid ammonia (10,000 metric tons storage), acid (20,000 metric tons storage) and bulk dry cargoes. Length of wharf is able to accept vessels to 152 metres and 10.4 metres draft. Dry bulk storage is 50,000 metric tons and shiploader capacity 200 tons per hour.
General Cargoes: Port of Brisbane berths 1, 2 & 3 operated by Australian Amalgamated Terminals (AAT), offers three container, automotive, steel, timber and break-bulk berths, length 697m, declared depth 14.0m. AAT also has access to the grain berth to handle overflow of pure car carriers (PCC). Pinkenba wharf/terminal complex handles grain, silica sand, soybean, meal, fertiliser and other bulk and general cargo. The wharf has a length of 314 metres and a berth pocket of 10.4 metres. The Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd General Purpose Facility (comprising of berth and terminal) at Fisherman Islands, accommodates project cargo and bulk commodities. It supports demand in a number of bulk trades, provides a back-up for the port’s coal facility, and supplements the common-user berth at Pinkenba (upstream of Fisherman Islands). Queensland Bulk Terminal operate a bulk cargo berth, length 158m, declared depth 10.0m. Handles primarily grain and salt.
Wet Bulk: Pacific Terminals operates a storage and handling terminal at Pinkenba for most bulk liquids including flammable and combustible liquids. Storage capacity of approximately 45 million litres; a 50 metre wharf (208 metre berth); and a berth pocket of 10.5 metres. Discharge up to 400 tons per hour, with a laboratory, weighbridge, roadtanker, isotainer and cleaning facilities.
Bunkering Service: Full 24 hour port bunkering services provided in the river and deeper waters of Moreton Bay by Riverside Oil Bunkering Co Pty Ltd and BP Marine.
Towage: Svitzer Australia – fleet of five tugs, up to 62 tonne bollard pull capacity. PB Towage – fleet of two tugs, up to 54 tonne bollard pull capacity.
Further Developments:
In early 2013, Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) in partnership with the Queensland Government completed the $385 million Port of Brisbane Motorway project that comprised a dual carriageway connecting the existing Gateway Motorway with the start of Port Drive, approximately three kilometres east of Fisherman Islands.
The upgrade provides a reliable, efficient and safe connection between the Gateway Motorway and the Port that will sustain the Port of Brisbane’s continued trade growth.

Kimberley Ports Authority
401 Port Drive, PO Box 46, Broome, WA 6725
Telephone: (08) 9194 3100
Fax Administration: (08) 9192 1778
Fax Operations: (08) 9194 3188
Chief Executive Officer: Captain Victor Justice
Location: Broome Port is located in Roebuck Bay, latitude 17degrees 58minutesS, longitude 122degrees 14minutesE.
Accommodation: The berthing head is 331m outer and 170m inner berth, split in two, 170m and 90m. Maximum draft is 9.1m at chart datum with a tidal range of up to 10m (springs).
Tugs: One: Yarra BP 42 tonne. Owner: Broome Marine Services: 0417 926 282
Pilotage: Compulsory for vessels of 150 gross tonnes unless under the command of an exempt master – 72 hours notice.
Bunkers: Diesel fuel available at jetty, at rates of up to 80 tonnes per hour
Water: Potable water available at rates of up to 120 tonnes per hour
Crane Hire: 250 tonne, 100 tonne and a 45 tonne available.
Stevedoring services supplied by the Port 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Southern Ports Authority
PO Box 4, Bunbury WA 6231
Telephone: (08) 9729 6500
Fax: (08) 9721 8253
Chief Executive Officer: Kevin Schellack
Marine Manager/Harbour Manager: Capt. Rob Liley
Pilotage Authority: Bunbury Port Authority
A dynamic underkeel model is used to maximise vessel carrying capacity
Inner Harbour: Deepest permissible loaded draft: 11.6 metres plus tide. (Harbourmaster confirms final draft depending on prevailing conditions).
Berth 3 – Specialised woodchip loading with a fixed mechanical loader operated by WAPRES. Rated at 900 tonnes per hour.
Berth 4 – Owned and operated by ALCOA World Alumina (Australia). Specialised alumina loading using a cantilever tranversing shiploader rated at 2000 tonnes per hour. Caustic soda is also discharged through a single chiksan arm at rates between 1000-3000 tonnes per hour.
Berth 5 – Multi purpose/break bulk/heavy lift berth. Mobile hoppers and a mobile harbour crane are available for the discharge of bulk products.
Berth 6 – Owned and operated by BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd. Specialised alumina loading using an ECO/KRUPP loader rated at 2400 tonnes per hour. Caustic soda is also discharged through a single chiksan arm at up to 3000 tonnes per hour.
Berth 8 – Mineral sands/general bulk berth. Has a travelling mechanical loader rated at 2000 tonnes per hour for mineral sands. Bunbury Fibre Exports also export woodchips at about 600 tonnes per hour.
Weighbridge: 100 tonne 28m x 3m.
Outer Harbour:
Berth 1 – Deepest permissible loaded draft 8.5 metres. Vessels expecting to exceed 9.0 metres draft will have a draft table, tabulated hourly, prepared by the Harbour Master/Pilot. This is usually 8.5 metres plus tide
Berth 2 – Maximum permissible drafts are 7.5 metres.
Weighbridge: 70 tonnes capacity, 18m x 3m platform.
Towage: Two tugs, Riverwijs Isabelle - (43-tonne bollard pull) and Riverwijs Grace - (43-tonne bollard pull). Each fitted with fire-fighting equipment.

Bundaberg Port Corporation Pty Ltd
45 Wharf Drive, Burnett Heads QLD 4670.
Telephone: (07) 4130 2200. Fax: (07) 4159 4655
Manager: Jason Pascoe
The Port of Bundaberg is a business unit of GPCL.
Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited
19 Yarroon Street (PO Box 259), Gladstone QLD 4680
Telephone: (07) 4976 1333. Fax: (07) 4972 3045
The Port of Bundaberg is situated on the Burnett River, 19.3 kilometres downstream from the City of Bundaberg, 4.8 kilometres from the mouth of the Burnett River. The Port of Bundaberg owns land, on both sides of the River, totaling approximately 507 hectares.
The Port of Bundaberg is serviced by two main wharves.
The Sir Thomas Hiley Wharf is currently used for the shipment of sugar, and is available for the shipment of other dry bulk commodities. It is 191 metres in length with 11.0 metres LAT available depth at berth. The Sir Thomas Hiley Wharf services the terminal operated by Queensland Sugar Limited for the storage and loading of sugar. The terminal has a storage capacity of 300,000 tonnes of bulk raw sugar in two sheds, one of which is 425 metres in length. The belt conveyor system has an average loading capacity of 1400 tonnes per hour. The loading facilities can be utilised for the loading of other dry bulk commodities.
An Approach Wharf, 63 metres in length was constructed by the Port for general cargo users, to provide access to the Sir Thomas Hiley Wharf for laden semi and B-double vehicles and forklifts.
The John T. Fisher Wharf is used for the loading and unloading of bulk liquids. The wharf is 240 metres in length including dolphins and has a berth depth of 9.7 metres LAT.
The John T. Fisher Wharf currently services the bulk molasses terminal which has three storage tanks with a total capacity of 36,641 tonnes. A loading rate of 285 tonnes per hour is attained through a 375 millimetre pipeline connected to five electrically operated pumps.
An oil storage facility, with a capacity of 24,650 tonnes, is located adjacent to the John T. Fisher Wharf. Petroleum shipments through the Port ceased in January 2002.
The Port is well placed to ship dry and wet bulk commodities, as well as general cargo.
The Port currently exports bulk raw sugar and imports bulk molasses. The Port has also handled general cargo such as machinery and treated timber logs, and bulk petroleum products from a tank farm facility located at the Port.

Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd (Tasports)
Port Road, Burnie TAS 7320. (PO Box 216, Burnie TAS 7320)
Telephone: 1300 366 742. Fax: (03) 6434 7373
Chief Executive Officer: Paul Weedon
Chief Operations Officer: Craig Heron
Pilotage: Compulsory.
Approach Depth: No channel. Approaches to berths dredged to 10 metres in 2006.
Latitude: 41degrees 3 minutes South. Longitude: 145 degrees 55 minutes East.
No. 4 Berth: Has 183 metres of effective berthage with an apron width of 20 metres. Adjustable stern loading ramp situated at the inshore end suitable for vessels with their own ramp. The axle loading on this berth is unlimited. This facility is leased to Toll Shipping.
No. 5 Berth: Pre-stressed concrete wharf 213 metres long with a large mooring dolphin off the seaward end. Accommodates vessels up to 250 metres long. Apron is 13.4 metres wide and has an axle loading of 50 tonnes. Berth incorporates a bulk loader with a capacity in excess of 1,000 tonnes per hour. Tankers discharge through the B.P. manifold, centreline located 74.4 metres from the outer end of the berth.
No. 6 Berth: Pre-stressed concrete wharf 198 metres long and can accommodate vessels up to 260 metres in length. Axle loading 50 tonnes. A single lift 80 tonne Post Panamax portainer is available. Storage shed of 1,500 square metres and 201 refrigerated container outlets.
No. 7 Berth: 219 metres long, 40 metres wide and has two large mooring dolphins on the seaward end. Accommodates vessels up to 260 metres in length. 114 refrigerated container outlets. Quarter ramps may also be used at this berth. Storage shed to the rear of the inner end of the berth, capacity 1650 sq. metres. Woodchip ship loader on the outer end of the berth. Loads ships at a rate of 1200 T.P.H. and can traverse most of the length of the berth, so ships not required to move during loading. Woodchip stockpile at the rear of the berth - capacity about 200,000 tonnes - this consists of three piles - 2 @ 80,000 and 1 @ 40,000 all hardwood. Pine woodchips are stockpiled outside the port area and trucked in on day of loading.
Cargo: Port is equipped to handle all types of cargo including containers, general cargo, dry bulk, bulk liquids, woodchips, logs and livestock. Large quarter ramp vessels can be accommodated at two berths, with supply of power points for refrigerated containers and fantainers. In addition there is an AQIS approved washdown facility.
Shore Power: Three phase 415 volts 32 amps. Single phase 240 volts 20 amps.
Mechanical Equipment: Fleet of equipment includes container handling forklifts of up to 40 tonnes capacity.
Weighbridge: Within port area, capacity 100 tonnes, platform dimensions 26 metres by 3.5 metres. Fully automatic operation 24 hours a day.
Hazardous Cargoes: Hazardous Cargoes of most categories are handled as per Australian Standard 3846.
Bunkers: Heavy fuel oil and diesel oil is available, delivered by road tankers. Diesel can be bunkered via pipeline at No. 5 Berth directly from B.P.
Fenders: Good fender systems are in place at all berths.
Cranes: An 80 tonne capacity Post Panamax single lift portainer is situated on No. 6 Berth.
Shiploaders: A bulk ore loader is at No. 5 Berth - capacity 1,000 TPH. A bulk woodchip loader is at No.7 Berth - capacity 1,200 TPH.
Water: Fresh water is readily available - delivery rate approximately 50 TPH.
Repairs: Engineering firms with extensive workshops situated nearby.
Garbage Disposal: Waste disposal is provided by a contractor.
Tugs: Up to three tugs each twin screw about 40T bollard pull are available on request. Shore gangways are available as required.
Airport: Burnie Airport, 20km to the west of the seaport, at the town of Wynyard. Runway is 1650m long and 30m wide, which limits it to a Classification C type aircraft.

Ports North
Corner of Grafton & Hartley Streets, Cairns QLD 4870
Telephone: (07) 4052 3888. Fax: (07) 4052 3853
Cairns Seaport is a multi-purpose regional port that caters for a diverse range of customers from bulk and general cargo, cruise shipping, fishing fleet and reef passenger ferries.
The Port’s bulk cargo includes petroleum products, sugar, molasses, fertilizer and liquid petroleum gas.
The Port has long been the natural consolidation and redistribution centre for supplies that are shipped to the coastal communities north of Cairns as well as the Torres Strait Islands and the Gulf of Carpentaria.
The Port is a supply and service centre for the Freeport mine operations in Indonesia with regular mine servicing shipping operations out of the Port.
The Port has extensive land holdings that are leased to Seaport customers and is home to one of Australia’s largest fishing fleets.
The Port offers extensive and experienced ship building and repair services with a number of slipways and dry docks up to 3,000 tonne capacity for a diverse range of ship maintenance requirements.
Berths, Wharves and Moorings
Wharves No. 1-6: Wharves 1 to 6 form a continuous quay length of 595m (1,952’) with a height of 4.9m (16’) above port datum and design depth of 8.4m (27’6”) LAT, unless otherwise noted. These wharves are used predominately for cruise vessels and visiting Naval vessels. The wharves are also used as overflow for tourist and fishing vessels and other coastal shipping. On Wharves 2 and 3 are heritage listed cargo sheds one of which is used as an international cruise terminal. The aprons in front of the shed are 8m and Wharves 4-6 have 27m apron width.
Wharves No. 7-8: General cargo, dry bulk, containers and fertiliser berth. Wharves 7 & 8 form a continuous quay length of 250m with a height of 5m above datum and a width of 27.8m. Design depth alongside wharf 7 is 9.3m LAT and wharf 8 is 10m LAT. The wharf has a trelex fendering system which can accommodate vessels up to 40,000 tonne dead weight capacity and the distance from the outer edge of fender to waling piece is 1.35m. The cargo ships using this facility include containers, bulk fertiliser and break bulk cargo. This wharf complex is complemented by easy access to the container terminal area (3,800m2).
Wharf No. 10: Tanker berth for oil and LP gas with a maximum permissible vessel length of 189m (620’). The wharf has a design depth of 9.3m LAT and a wharf height of 4.8m LAT above port datum. Wharf 10 is a liquid product berth for petroleum products and gas. The wharf is also used for bunkering.
Wharf No. 12: Wharf 12 is owned and operated by Sugar Terminals Limited. Bulk sugar terminal and bulk molasses berth with a length of 183m (600’), wharf height of 5m (16’5”) above port datum and design depth of 10.5m LAT. Width of apron is 17.6m and includes an outloading sugar conveyor system.
Commercial Fishing Base 1 & 2: The Port has two bases for fishing vessels – CFB1 and CFB2 – located in Smith’s Creek. There are mooring facilities for 87 vessels, with 52 at CFB1 and 35 at CFB2. A loading/unloading berth is located at CFB2 or alternatively, the main wharf may be used by prior arrangement with the Seaport Operations Office.
Barge Ramp: There are two barge ramps located about one nautical mile upstream in Smith’s Creek between Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron and CFB2. Both ramps accommodate vessels up to 55m (180’) in length, with a maximum beam of 13.2m (43’3”) and a maximum gross tonnage of 500 grt. A large barge loading facility is also located in the Duck Pond in Smith’s Creek for loading construction materials.
Smith’s Creek Wharf: General cargo berth for vessels up to 65m (213’). The wharf is 53.4m (175’) long and has a wharf height of 3.7m (12’2’’) above port datum and a design depth of 5.0m (16.5’) LAT. It has 1,360m2 of open storage and a 1,225m2 cargo shed.
Pile Moorings: The Port of Cairns has 65 pile moorings, for craft up to 18m (59’) in length, on the eastern side of Trinity Islet. There are also areas designated for anchorage only north and south of the piles, east of Admiralty Island and in Smith’s Creek.
Green Island Jetty: Green Island Jetty is located at latitude 16 degrees 45’28” south and longitude 145 degrees 58’12” east and is approximately 14.8 nautical miles north-east of the Cairns Marlin Marina. The jetty includes a number of berths catering for vessels up to 35m.
Fitzroy Island Jetty: Fitzroy Island is located at latitude 16degrees 56’02” south and longitude 145degrees 59’08” east and is some 11.8 nautical miles north east of Cairns. The jetty head has a berth length of 11m and can accommodate vessels in excess of 30m.
Cranes and Mobile Equipment: A fixed wharf crane with a capacity of 25.4 tonnes is located on Wharf 6. Mobile handling equipment is available from local stevedores or hire contractors. Load restrictions do apply within the Port and the use of cranes on any Port facility require approval from the Seaport Operations Office.
Storage: Pilotage is compulsory for all vessels over 50m and 35m in Smith’s Creek unless the Master holds a current Pilotage Exemption Certificate. Pilotage services are available 24 hours per day.

Ports North
Cnr Grafton & Hartley Streets, Cairns QLD 4870
Telephone: (07) 4052 3888. Fax: (07) 4052 3853
The Port of Cape Flattery is situated more than 200 kilometres north of Cairns on the east coast of Cape York Peninsula. It is the most northerly trading Port on the east coast of Australia and is used for the export of silica sand from the Cape Flattery mine.
Founded in 1967, the mine was purchased by Mitsubishi Corporation in 1977 and in 1987 a deep water jetty was brought into operation. The Port terminal is operated by Cape Flattery Silica Mines Pty Ltd (CFSM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation.
The Port comprises on-shore silica sand handling and stockpile facilities and a 500m single trestle jetty and conveyor running from the mine to an off-shore berth and shiploader. Loading berth capacity is 80,000 deadweight tonnage (dwt).There is also a general purpose wharf for the import of fuel and other supplies for the mine and for the mooring of two line boats which assist in ship berthing. Tugs are required at the Port and pilotage services are provided by Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ).

Pilbara Ports Authority
Head Office

PO Box 285, Dampier WA 6713
Telephone: (08) 9159 6555
Fax: (08) 9159 6557
Planning & Development Office
PO Box 84, West Perth WA 6005
Telephone: (08) 6217 7122. Fax: (08) 9226 2196
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Steve Lewis
Harbourmaster: Captain John Fewings
The Port of Dampier accommodates four major users:
• DPA’s facilities, located in Mermaid Sound, consist of the Dampier Cargo Wharf (DCW) (seven berths), a heavy load out facility, and a barge ramp. The Bulk Liquids Berth (BLB) facility is designed to handle bulk liquids (import and export) that future industry may require, including, but not limited to ammonia, dimethyl ether, diesel and methanol.
• Pilbara Iron operates private loading facilities for the export of iron ore at Parker Point and East Intercourse Island at the southern end of Mermaid Sound under a State Agreement;
• Dampier Salt, under a State Agreement, operates a private facilities for the export of Salt at Mistaken Island at the eastern end of Mermaid Strait;
• Woodside Energy Limited, under a State Agreement, operates from private berths located in the eastern side of the Port at Withnell Bay exporting LPG, LNG, and Condensate;
Services provided within the Port include:
• Mermaid Marine Australia Ltd (Mermaid Marine) provides an extensive range of commercial marine services.
• Pilotage services for Withnell Bay and DPA are provided by Woodside Pilots. Pilbara Iron contracts its pilotage services to Marine Services WA Pty Ltd.
• Tug services in the Port are provided by Westug, Riverwijs, Bhagwan Marine, and Mermaid Marine Pty Ltd.
• Shell and BP provides bunkering services within the Port.
General Description
The approach to the wharf has a least depth of 7.5m L.A.T. The wharf consists of a concrete deck supported by tubular piles. Access is by a concrete approach bridge 35 metres long and 9.5 metres wide. Seven berths are available; the main or Western berth can accept vessels of up to 35,000 tonnes displacement. The Eastern berth is suitable for smaller craft- Supply vessels etc. To the East of the wharf a barge ramp caters for the landing barges supporting the offshore islands.
General Description
The BLB has a berthing basin depth of 13.0 metres and a channel depth of 11.0 metres at chart datum. The BLB can accommodate vessels from 5,000 up to 65,000 tonnes displacement.
General Description
Iron Ore is the only product handled at this facility. Width 167.6m. Length of wharf 341.4 metres, depth of water alongside 21.50 metres LAT. Accommodates vessels of up to 150,000 max berthing displacement. Maximum departure draft is dependent on tide and UKC. Largest ship to berth at EII “MV Bergeland” DWT 322,941, LOA 339.0m, Beam 55m, Draft 21.5m.
Currently being refurbished as a tanker berth.
General Description
Iron Ore is the only product handled at this facility. Length of wharf 455 metres depth of water alongside 19.50 metres LAT. Maximum berthing displacement 142,000 tonnes. Maximum departure draft is dependent on tide and UKC.
General Description
Iron Ore is the only product handled at this facility. Length of wharf 330 metres depth of water alongside 18.00 metres LAT. Maximum berthing displacement 140,000 tonnes. Maximum departure draft is dependent on tide and UKC.
General Description
Petroleum products are received over this facility. Approach depth 6.4 metres LAT. Length of wharf 69.5m with mooring buoys off each end. Alongside berth 6.7 metres. Tankers delivering oil products also accommodated. Bunkers and GO: 200mm pipeline; Fuel Oil: 350MM pipeline. Both lines 3x200mm hoses.
General Description
Salt is the only cargo loaded at this facility. Length of wharf 225 metres. Depth of water alongside 12.0m LAT. Maximum berthing draft 12 metres. Seven multi-spring pile mooring dolphins are situated clear of the shiploader platform. Vessels may berth either side to, moor to and warp along dolphins using ships winches on fore and aft lines and central springs attached.
General Description
3 jetties owned and operated by Woodside Offshore Petroleum. Depth of water alongside 13.2 metres LAT. Turning circle 600 metres, maximum departure draft for condensate loadings dependent on tide. LNG loading rate of 10,000 cubic metres/hr; condensate loading rate of 6000 cubic metres/hr.
SHIP REPAIRS: Minor ship repair work can be arranged through agents.

Darwin Port Corporation
Administration Building, 11 Export Drive, Berrimah NT 0828
GPO Box 390 Darwin NT 0801
Telephone: (08) 8922 0660. Fax: (08) 8922 0666
Port Officials
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Terry O'Connor
General Manager Port Development: Mr Peter Dummett
General Manager Operations: Capt. Ian Niblock
General Manager Facilities: Mr Peter Raines
Harbourmaster: Capt. Tony O’Malley
The Port of Darwin is located at 12degrees 28’S 130degrees 50’E on the southern shore of the Beagle Gulf in the Timor Sea.
Berthing Facilities
East Arm Wharf: Multi-user berth designed to handle livestock exports, dry and liquid bulk imports and exports, containerised, breakbulk, general and heavy lift cargoes.
Berth details:
Type: 0m-600m sheet pile/solid fill. 600m-754m open piled structure.
Length: 755m.
Depth alongside: refer to Marine Notices on DPC website for updates.
0-100m – 11.3m
100-200m – 12.2m
200-400m – 12.6m
400-550m – 12.5m
500-600m – 13.3m
600-775m – 11.8m.
Apron Width: 25.3m + rear access roadway.
Deck Loading: Seaward – 4 tonnes/m2; 20-30m behind deck – 6 tonnes/m2; and 1,000 tonnes over an area of 10m x 10m.
Common user facilities: 10 hectares of sealed hardstand. 4,000sqm cargo transit shed with dry bulk cargo handling facilities. 24 reefer outlets on hardstand. Container washdown and pre-tripping facilities. Quarantine & Customs services. Dry bulk cargo import facilities. Quarantine waste collection and disposal. 775m of continuous berth face. A 16m wide railway access embankment to accommodate the north/south railway. An Intermodal Container facility incorporating:
• Access to 200m of the existing common user berth facility for container vessels.
• A nominal 200m x 200m intermodal container terminal yard with 924 TEU ground slot capacity. The facility has two rail sidings, rail gantry cranes and straddle carriers.
• Dedicated bulk liquids berth.
Cranage: IHI/Sumitomo single-lift, rail mounted gantry crane. Maximum outreach from fenders - 32m. Height from deck level to underside of boom - 30m. Lifting capacity: 40t @30m outreach. 50t @22m outreach. 70t @13m outreach.
A $24m bulk materials handling facility at East Arm including a 850m rail spur, 1500TPH rail bottom dump station, stockpiles, haul roads and a 2,000TPH travelling gantry shiploader on the East Arm berth.
The shiploader is designed for panamax class ship.
The maximum beam 32.0m is set by the outreach and loading shuttle travel of the shiploader.
The maximum airdraft based on a MHWS tidal range of 6.94m is 15.5m.
The long travel of the shiploader is 160m - this is the determining factor in the max LOA.
Due to the Port of Darwin tidal range there are specific tidal windows for port movements of loaded bulk carriers and draft restrictions subject to the prevailing tidal conditions. Maintaining a 0.5m UKC in berth at all times the minimum loaded draft alongside can get as low as 11.7m on chart datum. However subject to prevailing tidal heights greater loaded drafts are able to be achieved subject to application to the Harbour Master.
With the tidal range there are also airdraft restrictions for the loader which will affect the arrival condition of the performing vessel.
Fort Hill Wharf - Multi-user berth.
Berth details: West & East
Type: Concrete deck berth on steel piles. Total length: 300m. - East berth 150m. West berth - 150m. Depth alongside: - West berth: 10.2m below chart datum. East berth: 10.6m below chart datum. Under keel clearance: 05m. Height of deck level above chart datum: 9.5m. Deck loading: - West berth: 2.5t/sqm. East berth: 4t/sqm. East berth rear apron: 6t/sqm. Forklift axle load: 100t. Location of Darwin’s cruise ship terminal.
Shipping: Beam: Unlimited. LOA: 300m.
Stokes Hill Wharf – Multi-user berth.
Outer Berth
Details: –

Type: concrete deck berth on steel piles. Total length: 292m. Depth alongside: refer to Mariner Notices on DPC website. Height of deck level above chart: 10.6m Inner Berth: Details - Type: concrete deck berth on steel piles. Total length: 280m. Depth alongside: 4.5m below chart datum. Height of deck level above chart datum: 9.2m. Deck loading: West berth: 4.2t/m2., East berth: 2.2t/m2.
Darwin Fishing Harbour Mooring Basin: Type: Concrete deck berth on steel piles. Total length: 200m. Depth alongside: 4.0m below chart datum. Height of deck level above chart datum: 8.5m. Deck loading: 1.0t/sqm - 10t axle load.
The marina fingers are capable of accomodating up to 18 30m vessels, berthed 3 abreast. It is provided with 3 phase 415 volt AC x 65 amp shore power, and fresh water.
Bunkers are available from road tanker.
The basin provides tide-free, secure and sheltered moorings for the Northern fishing fleet, with 85 berths. Access to the basin is via a lock system which is operated between a tidal range of 3.2m to 7.5m. Lock attendants are available on 0730-1545 weekdays, call-outs apply at other times. Maximum vessel size in lock is 35 metres.
VTS Radar: The Darwin Port Corporation at present offers its harbour users a 24 hour 7 day a week Local Port Service (LPS) Call sign “Darwin Harbour Control”.
Darwin Harbour Control by definition is an organization ashore that provides information to the bridge team and does not interact with traffic.
RADAR/AIS: Darwin Harbour Control currently makes use of multiple ECDIS displays overlaying both RADAR and AIS feeds. The DPC RADAR installation is located at Fort Hill Wharf. (Latitude 12 degrees 28.307’S Longitude 130 degrees 50.751’E).
Communications: Vessel reporting, traffic information and routine/safety broadcasts are transmitted on VHF marine radio Ch10. Darwin Harbour Control also hosts Coast Radio Darwin Call Sign VKD 999 which monitors HF stations 2182, 4125, 6215, 8291 and broadcasts routine Marine Safety Information on HF 8176.
The Future of Darwin Harbour Control: The Darwin Port Corporation is in the process of upgrading its current LPS with the intent of offering a future Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) specifically a Traffic Organisation Service (TOS).

Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd (Tasports)
48 Formby Road, Devonport TAS 7310 (HEAD OFFICE)
(PO Box 478, Devonport TAS 7310)
Telephone: 1300 366 742. Fax: (03) 6421 4988
Chief Executive Officer: Paul Weedon
Chief Operations Officer: Craig Heron
Approach Depth: 9.0 metres at low water in approach channels. (Tidal rise-fall 2.4 to 3.2 metres).
Wharfage Accommodation: Six berths of between 115 metres and 198 metres in length. Alongside depths 4.5 metres to 8.4 metres.
The East Wharf has two ro-ro and stern loading facilities and a passenger terminal. An LPG dolphin berth, 5 West, exists with a depth alongside of 4.5 metres.
Cargo and Container Handling Facilities: 35 tonne capacity forklifts are available. East-side berths have 5.5 hectares for container assembly.
No quay cranes available, but 55 tonne crawler crane and 25 tonne capacity forklifts available.
Shed Accommodation: No. 3 West.
Cold Store: A cold store of 6,500 cubic metre capacity for fish, fruit and vegetable produce at No. 4 Berth, West Wharf, plus a further 75,000 cubic metres controlled by the Port Corporation some 3kms from the berths.
Rail Access: To Nos. 1, 3 and 4 West Wharves only.

Sydney Ports Corporation
P.O. Box 137, Eden NSW 2551
Telephone: (02) 6496 1719
Fax: (02) 6496 3024
Harbour Master: Capt. Paul Webster
Location: Latitude: 37 degrees 4 minutes South. Longitude: 149 degrees 55 minutes East.
Pilotage: Compulsory for all commercial vessels over 30 metres LOA. Boarding ground 1.5 miles east of Lookout Point Light.
Approaches: Entrance depth into Twofold Bay is 36 metres. Bottom sand. MHWS 1.6m. MLWS 0.3m. VHF Channels 16, port working channel 8.
Woodchip Loading Berth: Located at Jews Head consists of a T head jetty with centre loading point and five dolphins. Vessels run lines to a four buoy mooring pattern and must shift under the fixed loading arm. Berth can accommodate vessels to 230m LOA and 11.3m draft. Loading is continuous at 1,000 mt per hour.
Multi Purpose Wharf: Located at East Boyd Bay. Wharf 200m long, 30m wide, access jetty 560m long 7m wide. Depth alongside 12m. Dredged swinging basin 11m. Vessels can load to max draft 10.5m.
Breakwater Wharf: Situated on Eastern Side of Snug Cove inside breakwater. Rubber fended concrete wharf 105m long. Depth inner end 3m, outer end 8.8m. Vessels limited by draft.
Multi-purpose Jetty: Situated in the centre of Snug Cove is a concrete decked wooden fended jetty 200m long. Depth inner end 2m, outer end 7m. Used by fishing fleet.
Mooring Jetty: Situated on Western side of Snug Cove is a concrete decked wooden fended jetty 150m long used only by fishing fleet.
Tugs: 1 x 50 ton azimuth and 1 x 41 ton conventional.
Workboats: 2
Stevedores: By arrangements
Water: Freshwater available at the Multi Purpose Wharf, the Breakwater Wharf and all Snug Cove jetties.
Fuel: Diesel fuel available.
Repairs: Slipway and repair facilities for fishing fleet. 150 Ton slipway.
Airport: Merimbula airport 22km. Daily flights to Sydney and Melbourne.
Access: To Snug Cove berths by road only.
Customs: Proclaimed first port of entry. Documents as for Port Kembla.
Customs Office in Snug Cove
Telephone: (02) 6496 8000
Fax: (02) 6496 8088
Agents: Twofold Bay Shipping & Agency
Telephone: (02) 6496 1111
Fax: (02) 6496 3054

Southern Ports Authority
PO Box 35, Esperance WA 6450.
Telephone: (08) 9072 3333
Fax: (08) 9071 1312
Chief Executive Officer: Shayne Flanagan
Harbour Master: Capt. Rob Lovell
Wharfage Accommodation: The Inner Harbour has three berths; two landbacked berths with a continuous frontage of 457m (No.1 Berth is 244m and No.2 Berth is 213m) and No.3 Berth, a dolphin berth, with a frontage of 230m. Depth in the approach channel is 18.5m. Depth alongside at No.1 and No.2 Berths is 13.2m and at No.3 Berth is 18.2m. Maximum permissible UKC is 1.3m.
Cargo Handling Facilities: Berth No. 1 is currently the dedicated grain berth and is served by an overhead gantry and seven spouts with a nominal loading rate of 2,500t/hr. Berth No. 2 is a multipurpose berth capable of importing containers, bulk sulphur, bulk fertilizer and petroleum products, and exporting containers and nickel concentrates. Berth No. 2 is fitted with a portainer crane capable of discharging containers and bulk sulphur. Berth No. 3 is fitted with a gantry loader capable of loading iron ore onto vessels at a rate of up to 4,500t/hr.
Towage: Three tugs are available at the port. ASD tugs Shoal Cape (68t bp), Cape Pasley (65t bp) and Hellfire Bay (65t bp).
Shed Accommodation: Sheds of varying sizes may be available for hire from the Port Authority, subject to availability.
Telephone: EPSL provides mobile phones to vessels. The phone is programmed with essential and emergency contact numbers.
Power and Water: Power available at Berth No 1 and No. 2, potable water available at all berths.
Rail Access: The port area is linked to the standard gauge rail system to Kalgoorlie, thence to the West and East coasts of Australia.

1 Cliff Street, PO Box 95, Fremantle WA 6959
Telephone: (08) 9430 3555
Fax: (08) 9336 1391
Chief Executive Officer: Chris Leatt-Hayter
Harbour Master: Captain Allan Gray
Approach Depths: Outer Harbour, main deep water channel dredged to 16.5 metres below low water, subsidiary channels to 11.6m. Inner harbour, including Entrance Channel, dredged to 14.7m below low water datum (minimum underway underkeel clearance of 1.0 metres required unless managed by Dynamic Underwater Keel Clearance). Eastern portion of the Inner Harbour and 30m along Victoria Quay and Berths 1 and 2 have clearance at 11m. South Passage, south of Rottnest Island is closed to commercial shipping.
Wharfage Accommodation: A total of 24 berths of which 17 are located to the Inner Harbour, where most general cargo/containers are handled. The Inner Harbour berths have a total length of 4029 metres, dredged to a depth of 14.7m and 11m below low water. The Outer Harbour has specialist oil, grain, alumina and bulk cargo jetties.
Cargo Handling Facilities: All Inner Harbour berths have access to loading and unloading facilities. North Quay has 7 container cranes. Pipeline facilities for the discharge/load of bulk liquids exists at No. 11 Berth, North Quay. Adequate bunker and fresh water facilities at all berths.
Cold Stores: Several privately owned cold stores are operated in close proximity to the Inner Harbour.
Commercial Principles
Fremantle Ports operates on commercial principles as a Western Australian Government Trading Enterprise with responsibility for facilitating trade through the State’s biggest general cargo port, the Port of Fremantle.
The Inner Harbour at Fremantle handles almost all of the container trade for Western Australia. It also provides facilities for livestock exports, motor vehicle imports, other general cargo trades, cruise ships and visiting naval vessels.
The Outer Harbour, 20km to the south at Kwinana, is one of Australia’s major bulk cargo ports handling grain, petroleum, liquid petroleum gas, alumina, mineral sands, fertilisers, coal, iron ore, sulphur and other bulk commodities.
The Port of Fremantle is a mix of facilities and services managed by Fremantle Ports and private operators. Fremantle Ports provides and maintains shipping channels, navigation aids, cargo wharves at common users areas and leased terminals, the Fremantle Passenger Terminal, road and rail transport infrastructure in the port area, moles and seawalls and other port infrastructure such as storage sheds, water, power and public amenities.
Three of the jetties in the Outer Harbour are operated by private companies, generally under special Agreement Acts with the State. They are the Alcoa, BP and CBH Jetties.
The Kwinana Bulk Jetty and the Kwinana Bulk Terminal are operated by Fremantle Ports.
Services such as towage, pilotage (under contract to Fremantle Ports), line boats and bunkering are provided by the private sector.
Fremantle Ports also cooperates with Commonwealth Government agencies responsible for customs, quarantine and maritime safety.
Comprehensive information
The Port Information Guide containing extensive information about the Port of Fremantle can be accessed at

Geelong Port
Corio Quay Facility, Corio Quay Road, North Shore VIC 3214
Telephone: (03) 5247 0200. Fax: (03) 5272 1560
Business Manager: John Murray
Operations Manager: Ken Stanley
Approach: By way of Pt Richards Channel, thence continuous through Wilsons Spit and Hopetoun and Corio Channels, at 12.3m dredge depth MLWS to Refinery Pier and Corio Quay North Nos. 1 and 2. Hopetoun Channel, City Channel 9.7m dredged depth to Cunningham Pier.
Wharfage Accommodation: 16 commercial berths with a total length of 3300 metres. These include specialist berths for oil and petroleum products, the bulk handling of grains, woodchip, general break bulk cargo, alumina, fertilisers, steel products, chemicals and LPG. No. 1 Berth at Corio Quay South is equipped as a stern-loading ro-ro terminal.
Rail Lines: On Corio Quay North Nos. 1 and 2.
Storage: Cargo sheds available
Cranes: Dry bulk loader at Corio Quay No. 4. Two level luffing grabbing cranes each with a nominated maximum capacity of 700 tonnes per hour, and a mobile hopper linked to each crane at Lascelles Nos. 2 and 3 berths.
Container and Ro-Ro Facilities: Ro-ro berth at Corio Quay South.
Dry Bulk Facilities: 3,000 t.p.h. receival facility for self discharge vessels and undercover storage sheds at Lascelles Wharf with a combined capacity of 130,000 tonne.
Tanker Terminals: Available at the refinery piers operated by Shell and Terminals Ltd.
Bunkers: Via bunker vessel.
Towage: Tugs operate a 24-hour service at scheduled rates. Two diesel tugs up to 2550 bhp. (Third tug available).

Mid West Ports Authority
PO Box 1856, Geraldton, WA 6531
Telephone: (08) 9964 0520
Fax: (08) 9964 0555
Pilot In Charge: (08) 9964 0505
Duty Wharf Supervisor/Duty Port Security Officer: (08) 9964 0510
Port Emergency: (08) 9964 0500
CEO: Mr Peter Klein
Harbour Master: Captain Martin North
Commercial Manager: Brad Muir
Security Officer: Harrison Francis
Maximum Loaded Draft: Tidal from 11.5 metres draft at zero tide; 12.8 metres at 1.3 metres of tide, subject to Dynamic Under Keel Clearance system.
Berths: Seven concrete decked berths with road access.
No. 1: Small Vessels 56m
No. 2: Multi-Purpose 225m
No. 3: Grain 225m
No. 4: Minerals 225m
No. 5: Iron Ore 225m
No. 6: Tanker/Bulk/General/Livestock 190m
No. 7: Iron ore 225m (owned and operated by Karara Mining)
Towage: Tarcoola and Wajarri - Reverse Tractor Z Peller 50 ton bollard pull capacity
Pilotage: Compulsory. VHF radio manned prior to arrival. Call - Channel 16, Port Operations Channel 11.
Tide Rise and Fall: 0.76 metre influenced by weather conditions.
Bunkers: Light diesel available by truck (any berth). Wharf pipeline berth 6 (80k litres/hr).
Grain Handling: No. 3 Berth/Two wharf gantries, each 1000 tonnes per hour.
Minerals Handling:
No. 4 Berth/One wharf gantry 3,000 tonnes per hour.
No. 5 Berth/One wharf gantry 5,000 tonnes per hour.
No. 7 Berth/One wharf gantry 5,000 tonnes per hour.
Power: Available at all berths, 250 volts, 50 cycle AC except No. 7.
Water: Fresh water available at all berths except No. 7.
Sundry: Stores and laundry.

Contact Information:
Gladstone Ports Corporation
40 Goondoon Street (PO Box 259), Gladstone 4680 Queensland
Telephone: (07) 4976 1333. Fax: (07) 4972 3045
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Leo Zussino
Approach Depths – Harbour channels as follows:
Outer Harbour channels: 16.3m depth x 183m width. Length 22.45km
Inner Harbour Channel – Auckland: 15.8m depth x 180m width. Length 8.7km
Inner Harbour Channel - Clinton: 16.0m depth x 180m width. Length 2.2km
Inner Harbour Channel – Clinton By-Pass: 10.6m depth x 160m width
Inner Harbour Channel – Targinie: 10.6m depth x 120m width. Length 6.1km
Currently the approach channels to the Port are dredged to 16.3m Port Datum, which allows a sailing draft of 17.0m on almost any day of the year and up to 18.0m on days with maximum tide height.
Tugs: Five tugs are available within the Port and are operated by SMIT under licence to GPCL – Koongo, Yallarm, Awoonga, Tondoon, Kullaroo - all 70 tonne bollard pull.
Pilotage: It is compulsory for all ships over 50 metres to take on a pilot, an experienced ship’s master with higher local knowledge, when entering and leaving the Port of Gladstone. Pilotage is provided by Gladstone Marine Pilot Services.
Wharf Facilities
There are six wharf centres comprising fifteen (15) wharves:
Wharf centre 1: Boyne Wharf – owner/operator is GPC/BSL. Cargoes include aluminium, petroleum coke, general cargo, break bulk and liquid pitch. Berth depth is 15.0m, swing basin 15.0m, wharf length 250m, maximum vessel size 60,000 dwt.
Wharf centre 2: South Trees East – owner/operator is QAL/QAL. Cargoes include alumina, caustic soda and bunker oil. Berth depth is 12.8m, swing basin 12.8m. South Trees West – owner operator is QAL/QAL. Cargoes include bauxite and bunker coal. Berth depth is 12.8m, swing basin 12.8m. Wharf length of 2 wharves is 478m, maximum vessel size 80,000 dwt.
Wharf centre 3: Barney Point – owner/operator is GPC/GPC. Cargoes include Coal, Magnesite and Bunker Coal. Berth depth is 15.0m, swing basin 11.5m, wharf length 205m, maximum vessel size 90,000 dwt (fully loaded), 150,000 dwt (part loaded).
Wharf Centre 4: Auckland Point No.1 – owner/operator is GPC/GPC. Cargoes include Magnesia, Calcite and Break Bulk. Berth depth is 11.3m, swing basin 11.5m, wharf length 173m, maximum vessel size 65,000dwt. Auckland Point No.2 – owner/operator is GPC/GrainCorp. Cargo is Grain. Berth depth is 11.3m, swing basin 11.5m, wharf length 198m, maximum vessel size 60,000dwt.
Auckland Point No. 3: Owner/operator is GPC/Multi-user. Cargoes include Petroleum Products, Caustic Soda, LP Gas and Break Bulk. Berth depth is 11.3m, swing basin 11.5m, wharf length 217m, maximum vessel size 55,000dwt.
Auckland Point No. 4: Owner/operator is GPC/Multi-user. Cargoes include General Cargo, Containers, Gypsum, Magnetite, Break Bulk, Scrap Metal and Ammonium Nitrate. Berth depth is 11.3m, swing basin 11.5m, wharf length 172m, maximum vessel size 70,000dwt.
Wharf Centre 5: RGTCT No’s 1, 2, 3 and 4 – owner/operator is GPC/GPC. Cargo is Coal. Berth depth at all 4 wharves is 18.8m, swing basins are 10.4m, wharf length of all 4 wharves is 1.095m, maximum vessel size 220,000+ dwt.
Wharf Centre 6: Fisherman’s Landing No. 2 – owner/operators are Rio Tinto/Yarwun. Cargoes include Bauxite, Alumina and Caustic Soda. Berth depth is 12.9m, swing basin n/a, wharf length 309m (excluding dolphins), maximum vessel size 80,000dwt. Fisherman’s Landing No. 4 – owner/operator is GPC/Multi-user. Cargoes include Cement Clinker, Cement, Fly Ash, Caustic Soda and Limestone. Berth depth is 11.2m, swing basin 8.0m, wharf length 228.5m (including dolphins), maximum vessel size 25,000 dwt. Fisherman’s Landing No. 5 – owner/operator is GPC/Multi-user. Cargo is Liquid Ammonia. Berth depth is 11.2m, swing basin 8.9m wharf length 200m (including dolphins), maximum vessel size 80,000dwt (part loaded) and 35,000dwt (fully loaded).

Alcan Gove Pty Limited t/a Pacific Aluminium
Foreshore Road, Nhulunbuy, NT 0880
(PO Box 21, Nhulunbuy, NT 0881)
Telephone: (08) 8987 5418. Fax: (08) 8987 5410
Location: Gove is situated in the North Eastern part of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, latitude 12degrees, 12minutes South, longitude 136degrees, 40minutes East. It is bounded by the Gulf of Carpentaria to the East, the Arafura Sea to the North and includes the body of water known as Melville Bay.
Approach: Good wide approach from a North, North Easterly direction to Melville Bay between Bremer Island and the English Company’s Island.
Tides: The maximum tidal range is approx. 3.7m, the Spring Range is 2.1m and the Neap Range is 1.1m.
The Bulk Terminal: Located at the western side of Dundas Point and consists of two in-line berths connected to the shore by light traffic access bridge with the 2 berths forming the head of a ‘T’. The length of the bridge is 982 metres.
The two in-line berths run in a north-west (330 degrees), south-east (150 degrees) direction.
The northern branch at the ‘T’ head constitutes the ‘Alumina Loading Berth’ and is designated ‘Berth 1’, available depth at chart datum alongside is 13.0 metres (Nominal).
(Depths of both berths at chart datum – Indian spring low water).
The concept of both berths provides for the ships to lay against independent breasting dolphins with single mooring dolphins located at the northern and southern ends of the terminal. Serving both berths 1 and 2, a third mooring dolphin is provided centrally to the terminal. The mooring dolphins are equally spaced at 305 metres.
Maximum parameters for vessels utilising the Bulk Terminal:
Berth 1
L.O.A.: 225 m
Beam: Min 22.0m Max 33.2m
Depth (at I.S.L.W.); 13.0 m
Berth 2
L.O.A.: 275 m
Beam; No restriction
Depth (at I.S.L.W.); 13.6 m
Maximum Sailing Draft 13.0m
Maximum Air Draft at berth 1 13.20m
Maximum Arrival Draft 12.8 m only applies to tanker wharf – berth #2
The General Cargo Terminal: Located at the eastern side of Dundas Point. Vessels can be berthed on either side with the S.W. side designated Berth #3 and the N.E. side called Berth #4. The depth of water on both sides of the General Cargo wharf is 9.0m. The facilities have been designated for vessels up to 25,000 MT D.W.T. Larger vessels could be accommodated subject to approval by Pacific Aluminium Gove. Max Length of vessel 160m.
Perkins Wharf: A public wharf (managed for the N.T. Government by Toll Marine Logistics) with a depth alongside of 4.27m below chart datum, is located at the head of Gove Harbour to the North of Harbour Island.
Pilotage: Usually daylight hours only. Berthing and unberthing Pilotage assistance for vessels arriving at and leaving Pacific Aluminium Gove facilities is compulsory and is carried out by fully qualified Pacific Aluminium Gove employed Pilots.
Towage & Mooring: 2 x Z Drive tugs. 62.5 tonne bollard pull.
Facilities: Berth 1 is dedicated to the loading of alumina, hydrate and bauxite. Equipped with a travelling-luffing ship loader discharging through a vertical spout. The shiploader is linked by a belt conveyor system of 2.950km in length to the alumina silos. Alumina is loaded at a max. rate of 2,000 MT/hr.
Berth 2 is dedicated to the discharge of bulk liquids, is equipped with 2 centrally located marine unit unloading arms linked to pipe lines supported on a trestle structure. The unloading arms are of the nominal 12’ type.
The General Cargo terminals (Berths 3 and 4) have no facilities. However, the concrete deck and its support structure can accommodate a unit load of 8.5 ton/m.sq for the whole deck area. Deck area 94m x 23.7m.
Access: There are no sealed roads or railways into Gove with regular access by a twice weekly barge service to Darwin operated by Toll Marine Logistics. Gove is 1100km east of Darwin by road with access only by 4WD during the dry season. Daily flights from Darwin and Cairns are also conducted by Qantas Airways.
Fuel: Fuel is not available, neither is lube oil.
Repairs: Minor repair facilities are available.
Water: Fresh water is available at all times.

Patrick Ports Hastings
PO Box 204, Crib Point VIC 3919
Telephone: (03) 5983 9406
Fax: (03) 5983 8684 or (03) 5983 6043
Manager: John Murray
Administration Office: Stony Point Road, Crib Point, VIC 3919
Harbour Master: Capt Shane Vedamuttu
Commercial Berths: Crib Point Terminal Jetty 2 Berths.
No 1 Berth: Is designed to accept 100,000 DWT fully laden tankers.
No 2 Berth: Not in service.
Long Island Point Liquids Pier: Berth is utilised by Esso (Australia). Depth alongside 15.8m. Used for export of Gippsland Crude oil and LPG. Can accept ships up to 150,000 DWT.
The maintained depths in the Approach Channel to Crib point and Long Island Point is 14.3m.
Steel Wharves 1 & 2: These are owned by BlueScope Steel. Approach Channel has a depth of 9.1m. Depth alongside both berths is 12.1m.
Steel Wharf 1: Is a RoRo berth designed for ships of up to 15,000 DWT that have a Stbd quarter ramp.
Steel Wharf 2: Is a Conventional General Cargo wharf 152m long. A mooring dolphin is provided 30m North East. Maximum size ship up to 190m LOA and 50,000 DWT.

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation
Registered office: Level 1, Wellington House, 181 Victoria Street, Mackay QLD 4740
Mackay corporate office: Level 1, Wellington House, 181 Victoria Street, Mackay QLD 4740
PO Box 3340, North Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4969 0700. Fax: (07) 4969 0799
Brisbane corporate office: Level 1, 324 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
GPO Box 409, Brisbane QLD 4001
Telephone: (07) 3011 7900. Fax: (07) 3011 7999
Chief Executive Officer: Brad Fish
Commercial Manager Abbot Point, Hay Point & Weipa: Robert Watkins
Telephone: (07) 4943 5201.
The Port of Hay Point is one of the largest coal export ports in the world, and is situated about 40 km south of Mackay. The port comprises two separate coal export terminals: Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT), leased from the State Government by DBCT Management Pty Ltd (DBCTM) and the Hay Point Coal Terminal (HPCT), owned by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and operated by Hay Point Service. Together the two terminals service mines in the central Bowen Basin region of Queensland.
The mines are linked to the port terminals through an integrated rail port network. Aurizon owns the below rail component (track, signalling and overhead wiring) of the rail network which provides access to above rail service providers (rolling stock and locomotives). The rail service provider is Aurizon.
DBCT has a terminal capacity of 85mtpa and BMA is progressing the approved HPX3 expansion from 44 mpta to 55 mtpa. BMA is investigating further expansions in the longer term to a possible 75 mtpa.
Infrastructure at the port consists of purpose-built rail inloading facilities, onshore stockyards and offshore jetties leading to wharves. The offshore wharves are serviced by conveyor systems which run the coal from the stockyard to the wharves situated about 2.2km out to sea and allow loading in deep water.
DBCT consists of four berths, serviced by three manually operated shiploaders with a loading capacity of 7,200tph to 8,650tph.
The HPCT wharf is 1.8km offshore. It has two berths and is owned and operated by the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance. Berth #1 is serviced by a luffing boom gantry with telescopic chute with an average loading capacity of 4,500 tph with a maximum of 6,000 tph. Berth #2 is serviced by a rail mounted shuttle boom with telescopic chute and an average loading capacity of 4,500 tph with a maximum of 6,000tph.
Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) provides marine pilotage services for the terminals, with most transfers to and from ships via helicopter with a pilot launch utilised for all other occasions. Each terminal has its own towage arrangements in place.

Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd (Tasports)
1 Franklin Wharf, Hobart TAS 7000
(GPO Box 202, Hobart TAS 7001)
Telephone: 1300 366 742. Fax: (03) 6231 0693
Chief Executive Officer: Paul Weedon
Chief Operations Officer: Craig Heron
Approach Depths: River entrance – 14.1 metres. D’Entrecasteaux Channel – minimum depth 11 metres. Port Huon (Hospital Bay) – 8.5 metres, Huon River
Wharfage Accommodation: The Port of Hobart has 8 deep-water berths for commercial shipping, these include an oil berth with a depth alongside of 14 metres and the port’s longest berth is 370 metres. A deep-water berth of 244 metres is located at Macquarie No. 4 and this berth is connected to the state’s rail system and is now the main common user berth within the port complex. Depth alongside other berths ranges from 5.6 metres to 14.0 metres.
Two other deep-water berths are at Spring Bay and Risdon. At Risdon Nyrstar handles concentrate sulphuric acid, fertiliser, phosphate rock and zinc products. The maximum LOA of vessels using this berth is 185 metres and the depth alongside is 9.9 metres and the berth is located three miles up-river from the main port area.
Cargo Handling Equipment: A number of forklifts are available ranging from 4000 kg to 35000 kg.
Shed Accommodation: The port has five cargo sheds, two of which are available for casual use.
Cold Storage: Freezer storage to 4000 tonnes, 2x100 tonne blast freezers, wet rooms and numerous chiller storage rooms, and cross docking and order picking service.
Quarantine and Fumigation: AQIS-approved fumigation and washdown facilities available.
Rail Access: Macquarie No. 4 Berth is connected to the State’s rail system.

Ports North
Cnr Grafton & Hartley Sts, Cairns QLD 4870
Telephone: (07) 4052 3888. Fax: (07) 4052 3853
The Port of Karumba handles the export of zinc and lead for MMG Century, general cargo for a number of Gulf communities and live cattle exports. Located at the mouth of the Norman River in the south-east corner of the Gulf of Carpentaria, the Port of Karumba has serviced remote Gulf communities since the late 1800s.
MMG Century exported its first 10,000 tonnes of zinc concentrate in 1999. Today, about one shipload per week leaves the Gulf waters destined for customers in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Ports North provides dredging services to maintain the necessary channel depth, usually about every two years. Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) provides pilotage services, but no tugs are required at the Port.
Karumba is also a trans-shipment Port for the Port of Weipa and other Gulf communities including Mornington Island, with refrigerated semi-trailers bringing goods north to Karumba for trans-shipment.
MMG Century’s commercial facilities at the Port include a dewatering and transport operation. Zinc concentrates are transported to the Port via a 304 kilometre underground slurry pipeline. Once dewatered, the mineral concentrate is transported via a transfer vessel, the “MV Wunma” to export ships anchored in a designated area 45 kilometres offshore in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Other facilities in the Port provide for general cargo, fuel and fisheries’ products. Most of the Port facilities such as wharves and storage facilities are privately owned and are not on Ports North land, so they are not under the direct control of Ports North.

Authority: Port of Townsville Limited
Chief Executive Officer: Ranee Crosby (acting)
Principle office: Benwell Road, PO Box 1031, Townsville QLD 4810
Telephone: (07) 4781 1500. Fax: (07) 4781 1525
Situated about 100 kilometres north of Townsville, the Port of Lucinda is dedicated to the export of raw sugar from the Ingham sugar-growing district. It is located to the southeast of Hinchinbrook Channel, which separates Hinchinbrook Island from the mainland.
Infrastructure at the port comprises on-shore sugar handling and storage facilities and a single trestle jetty and conveyor running to an off-shore berth and shiploader. The port is characterised by its long off-shore jetty, which is 5.8 kilometres long.
The bulk terminal at Lucinda was opened in 1958 and construction of the existing offshore wharf was completed in 1979. A third shed was completed in 1977, bringing the total sugar storage capacity to 230,000 tonnes. This new berth allowed direct access by shipping from the sea, rather than the use of Hinchinbrook Channel, due to its depth restrictions.
The port terminal is operated by Lucinda Bulk Sugar Terminal, a subsidiary of Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL). The terminal is supplied by the Victoria and Macknade sugar mills.
The single berth can accommodate fully loaded Panamax class vessels. The major cargo destinations are Canada and Malaysia.
The jetty is one of the longest of its type in the world, extending for 5.8 kilometres and dipping 1.2 metres over its length as it follows the curvature of the earth. Sugar takes 22 minutes to travel along the conveyor from the on-shore storage sheds to the shiploader.
General cargo is exported to Palm and Orpheus Islands from the barge ramp in the port.

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation
Registered office: Level 1, Wellington House, 181 Victoria Street, Mackay QLD 4740
Mackay corporate office: Level 1, Wellington House, 181 Victoria Street, Mackay QLD 4740
PO Box 3340, North Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4969 0700. Fax: (07) 4969 0799
Brisbane corporate office: Level 1, 324 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
GPO Box 409, Brisbane QLD 4001
Telephone: (07) 3011 7900. Fax: (07) 3011 7999
Chief Executive Officer: Brad Fish
Commercial Manager Mackay: Paul Coomer
(07) 3224 8098
Situated on Mackay Harbour, the Port of Mackay is Queensland’s fourth busiest multi-commodity port in terms of cargo throughput. It comprises four berths catering primarily for the export of sugar and sugar products and grain, as well as the import of petroleum products and the import and export of break-bulk cargo.
Cargo is supplied to Mackay by rail and road.
Mackay is located about halfway between Brisbane and Cairns and has an estimated population of 116,000 (Office of Economic and Statistical Research 2011). Mackay is the major serviving centre for the mineral-rich Bowen Basin and is situated at the gateway to the Whitsunday island group which comprises approximately 80 islands. Growth in the Mackay region is attributed to the mining industry boom in the Bowen Basin, and a strong growth in agriculture and tourism.
The Mackay Harbour is also popular with recreation marine vessels. The Mackay marina village is a residential and tourist precinct developed ten years ago. It includes a 479 berth marina and a shipyard.
The Mackay region is the largest sugar producing area in Australia and the Port of Mackay hosts one of the world’s largest bulk sugar terminals.
The major functions of the port are to facilitate the import of raw materials, fuel, break-bulk and general cargo, and the export of raw resources and finished products from the region.
The four berths cater for the export of sugar and sugar products and grain, as well as the import of petroleum products and the import and export of break-bulk cargo. The terminal operation includes:
    • Fuel terminals
    • Sugar and grain storage; and
    • Scrap metal
The Port of Mackay operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week. On an average, the Port of Mackay handles about 200 major vessels per year, depending on seasonally affected agricultural production outcomes.

Port of Melbourne Corporation
Level 4, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
GPO Box 261, Melbourne VIC 3001
Telephone: +61 1300 857 662. Fax: +61 3 9683 1570
Home Page Address:
Chief Executive Officer: Nick Easy
Executive General Manager Port Operations: Keith Gordon
Harbour Master: Capt. Gary Wilson
Facilities: Major assets and facilities include the shipping channels and 34 commercial berths located at five docks, river wharves, Gellibrand Pier (Williamstown) and Station Pier. These facilities include two modern, purpose built container terminals and specialised berths for motor vehicles, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk and passengers.
Terminal Operators
Patrick Container Ports – Swanson Dock East
Terminals: 885m quay line (Max draft of 14m). 1,500,000 TEU capacity. 40 ha (6,500 ground slots). 1000 TEU refrigerated slots. 8 quay cranes (2 Panamax and 6 post Panamax). 40 straddles. 5 X 4 drive through truck grids. 24 hour security and CCTV.
Logistics: Transport – 140 x trucks (B-Double/Super B-Double with GPS). Cargo Link – 2,000 TEU Capacity. Appleton Dock Depot – 2,700 TEU capacity, 2 x 15,000m2 warehousing. (Pack/Unpack, DAFF, and storage). Appleton Rail Terminal. Empty Park – Coode Rd Super Park 10,000 TEU Capacity.
DP World – Swanson Dock West
DP World offers stevedoring facilities at Swanson Dock West and operates three shifts seven days per week. Day shift operates between 0630-1430, twilight shift 1430-2230 and midnight shift 2230-0630. DP World use the latest Navis Sparcs computer system together with an integrated terminal control system. All services are available to ships berthing at Swanson Dock West, including bunkers via barge, fresh water from the wharf, some ship repairs and surveys can be completed alongside the berth/vessel upon request.
Patrick Stevedoring - Webb Dock East
This facility, operated by Patrick Stevedoring (Patrick) has the capacity to provide for 700 containers. There are two cranes: one portainer crane of 40 tonnes and one mobile slewing crane of 60 tonnes. There are 80 reefer plugs and 12 forklifts of 40 tonnes capacity. Cargo handling consists of Roll On/Roll Off (RO/RO) timber, wood pulp, newsprint, containers and project cargo.
This facility is also an Automotive RO/RO terminal operated by Patrick. Pure Car/Truck Car Carrier (PCTC) and Large Car/Truck Carrier (LCTC) vessels carrying cars, trucks, buses and wheeled machinery are stevedored at three berths. Services include pre-delivery inspection and AQIS wash bay facilities.
This is a motor vehicle facility servicing import and export vehicles. It provides direct access to Car Compounds of Australia and TDG Autocare on-wharf vehicle processing, pre delivery inspection facility and has under hail mesh protection for 3500 vehicles.
Continental Freight Services - 27-30 South Wharf
This is a facility with container, general and break bulk handling services. All facets of the import/export logistics chain are on the one site including warehousing, container servicing and road transport as well as vessel accommodation.
Qube Logistics – Victoria Dock Precinct
This is a multipurpose facility operated by Westgate Ports. The Victoria Dock Precinct covers a total land area of 17.1 ha.
24 Victoria Dock
This is a facility with loading/unloading (for general cargo vessels), lay-up and repair services. The 24 Victoria Dock shed is directly associated with the berth.
Distripark – Victoria Dock.
This facility provides a range of services including warehousing, container packing and unpacking, open storage, road/rail transport access, all ancillary and associated functions including customs activities, AQIS etc.
Qube Ports – B, C, D & E Appleton Dock
This facility is a general cargo facility operated by Qube Logistics. Cargo handled includes automotive, steel, timber and project cargo.
Australian Amalgamated Terminals – Webb Dock West
AAT operates a specialist Ro/Ro facility at Webb Dock West Terminal dedicated to motor vehicle imports and exports. Offering total logistics solutions as automotive industry specialists, AAT offers short-term storage, compound management, pre-delivery services and multi-modal distribution. The total terminal area covers 18 hectares providing capacity for 7500 vehicles.
The terminal operates as a multi-user facility for stevedores and pre-delivery inspection (PDI) operators.
Dry Bulk
For homogeneous unpacked dry cargo eg grain, cement, sugar and gypsum.
Yarraville (sugar/gypsum)
Yarraville – Common User (meals/fertiliser etc). F Appleton Dock – Common User (grain). 26 South Wharf (cement and flyash ). 33 South Wharf (flyash and slag).
Liquid Bulk
Liquid Bulk commodities such as liquid chemicals, petroleum products and crude oil, carried in specially built vessels, such as tankers. Maribyrnong – Common User. Holden Dock – Common User. Gellibrand Pier.
SeaRoad Shipping – Webb Dock East No. 2
SeaRoad Shipping is a Bass Strait specialist service catering for a wide range of cargo types, including livestock, refrigerated and general containers, automotive and general cargo. Vessels operate between Melbourne and Devonport six days a week, and King Island once a week.
SeaRoad Shipping, together with its business associates, offer depot and warehousing facilities in Devonport, Hobart, Bell Bay and Melbourne. On-forwarding and transport services are also available to Bass Strait customers.
Toll Shipping – Webb Dock East No. 1
Toll Shipping operates between Burnie and Melbourne. Twin, purpose-built, RO/RO vessels and freight depots fully operated by Toll Shipping facilitates a two-way six days per week service across Bass Strait. This facility offers RO/RO cargo handling technology including MAFI roll trailers. Cargo handling types handled include containers, road trailers, industrial mobiles and heavy lifts, trucks, light commercial vehicles and cars.
Toll Shipping operates two sister ships, MV Tasman Achiever and MV Victorian Reliance. These RO/RO vessels can carry containers and break bulk cargo.
Station Pier
Station Pier is Victoria’s premier sea passenger terminal, accommodating visiting cruise ships, navy ships, tall ships and the Tasmanian Ferry. Station Pier is a finger wharf with three dedicated cruise ship berths with a total length of 718 metres.
TT Line - Station Pier Inner East
Home to Spirit of Tasmania, TT-Line offers a ferry service between Melbourne and Devonport, Tasmania. The TT-Line operates a daily sailing between The Esplanade (Devonport) and Station Pier (Port Melbourne). The two ships are designed to cater for passenger cargo as well as associated vehicles.
Channel Management: Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) is responsible for the safe and efficient movement of shipping and the management of shipping channels within the Port of Melbourne. Its services and responsibilities in the areas of channel management include:
    • Hydrographical surveys of the port waters
    • Planning and supervision of contracts for all capital and maintenance dredging of commercial shipping channels and berths
    • Planning and supervision of contracts for provision and maintenance of all navigation aids for commercial shipping
    • First-response port emergency coordination including oil pollution
    • Strategic planning for the future needs of commercial shipping
    • Maintenance dredging
Tug Operators: The port’s tug services are provided by two operators, Svitzer Australasia and PB Towage. The tug base is located centrally, at Berths 30/31, South Wharf.

Ports North
Cnr Grafton & Hartley Sts, Cairns QLD 4870
Telephone: (07) 4052 3888. Fax: (07) 4052 3853
The Port of Mourilyan is situated about 96 kilometres south of Cairns. It is essentially dedicated to the export of sugar and molasses but since 1995 it has also been exporting live cattle. The sugar is grown in the Innisfail, Babinda and Atherton districts and sourced from the South Johnstone and Tully mills.
Molasses is exported through the Port by Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL) on behalf of Australian Molasses Trading Pty Ltd and Bundaberg Sugar Ltd. Some live cattle are also exported and new trade opportunities are being sought to support regional development.
The Port comprises on-shore sugar and molasses handling and storage facilities and a single sugar loader and associated wharf located within a sheltered natural harbour. A live cattle export facility also exists.
Tug services are provided by Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd tugs based in Mourilyan, while pilotage is provided by Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ).
The commercial facilities in the harbour consist of a bulk sugar and molasses terminal, with an enclosed conveyor to a shiploader and single loading berth. There are also onshore sugar and molasses handling and storage. The storage shed has a capacity to store 186,000 tonnes.
The Port terminal is operated by Mourilyan Bulk Sugar Terminal, a subsidiary of QSL. There are six QSL terminals throughout the State. All are specifically designed to receive, store and out-load raw sugar to domestic and export markets. The technology installed at the terminals enables a 30,000 tonne cargo ship to be loaded in less than a day.
Other facilities within the harbour include a pilot boat jetty, coast guard jetty, public jetty, boat ramp and commercial vessel mooring piles.

Registered office: Level 1, Wellington House, 181 Victoria Street, Mackay QLD 4740
Two corporate offices:
Level 1, Wellington House, 181 Victoria Street, Mackay QLD 4740
PO Box 3340 North Mackay QLD 4740
Telephone: (07) 4969 0700. Fax: (07) 4969 0799
Level 1, 324 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
GPO Box 409, Brisbane QLD 4001
Telephone: (07) 3011 7900. Fax: (07) 3011 7999
Function: North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Limited (NQBP) became a port authority on 1 July 2009, under the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994, and is the port authority responsible for Hay Point, Mackay, Abbot Point and Weipa.
NQBP trading ports handle bulk shipments of coal, bauxite, grain, petroleum, sugar/sugar products and molasses, as well as live cattle and general cargo.
Board members:
Peter Milton (Chairman)
Kasper Kuiper
Steve Golding AM
Peter Tait
Suzanne Brown
Alan Grummitt
Gerry Johnston
Adrian Chambers
Chief Executive Officer: Brad Fish
Chief Operating Officer: Jeff Stewart-Harris
Chief Financial Officer: Bernie Wilson
Company Secretary/General Counsel: Peter Sinnott

Gladstone Ports Corporation
40 Goondoon Street (PO Box 259), Gladstone 4680 Queensland
Telephone: (07) 4976 1333. Fax: (07) 4972 3045
Port Office - Port Alma:
Telephone: (07) 4934 6931. Fax: (07) 4934 6928
Port Manager: Col Munro
Port Alma Shipping Terminal is located 62km east of Rockhampton on the southern tip of the Fitzroy River delta, with storage land totalling 140ha for the facility.
Port Alma is a natural deep water harbour offering security and shelter. It can accommodate vessels of up to 180 metres in length.
The Port currently imports ammonium nitrate, explosives, petroleum products, general and breakbulk cargoes. Exports include ammonium nitrate, tallow, explosives, general and break bulk cargoes.
The Port has 3 berths, two for general cargo and one dolphin berth for handling of bulk liquids. Berths are supported by infrastructure suitable for handling containers of dry and refrigerated cargo.
Number 1 Berth: Has a concrete deck 18.5 metres wide and 169 metres long (554 feet) constructed to take a super-imposed weight of 2.73 tonnes per square metre (5 hundredweight per square foot). This berth is suitable for all general cargo, including frozen meats and other meatworks products. There is a mooring Dolphin situated north of the berth to accommodate mooring lines from vessels required to moor over the north end of the berth.
Number 2 Berth: Has a concrete deck 18.5 metres wide and is 122 metres long (400 feet), constructed to take a super-imposed weight of 3.83 tonnes per square metre (7 hundredweight per square foot). There is a mooring Dolphin situated 49 metres (160 feet) south of this berth, which can safely accommodate mooring lines from vessels required to moor over the south end of the berth. This berth is in a continuous line with Number 1 Berth, to provide 291 metres (954 feet) of mooring space plus the above mentioned Dolphins at either end.
Number 3 Berth: Consists of four (4) Berthing Dolphins in line with Numbers 1 and 2 Berths with mooring Dolphins at both ends to give an overall length of 238 metres (780 feet). It is normal practice to place head lines on the south end of Number 2 Berth from larger vessels using the Dolphin Berth. There is a distance of 49 metres (160 feet) between the south end of Number 2 Berth and the Mooring Dolphin. All Dolphins are of concrete construction. This berth is currently used for loading tallow.
Storage lands totalling 140 hectares are available away from the Port at Bajool, approximately 20 kilometres from the Port towards the Bruce Highway.
Bunker fuel oil and diesel are available by road tanker in limited quantities by prior arrangements with the ship’s agents.
There are no tugboats stationed in the port as towage is not normally required. Towage is available upon request.

Pilbara Ports Authority
PO Box 2, Port Hedland WA 6721
Telephone: (08) 9173 0000
Fax: (08) 9173 0060
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Roger Johnston
General Manager Operations/Harbour Master: Captain John Finch
Marine Operations Manager/Deputy Harbour Master: Captain Leon Strydom
General Manager Commerce & Development: Lyle Banks
Chief Financial Officer: Mr Mark Kuzminski
General Manager Risk & Governance: Ms Raechel Paris
Shipping Superintendent: Mr Michael Vaughan
Commercial Manager: Ms Karlene Bylund
Business Development Manager: Ms Katerina Businoska
Port Development Manager: Mr Warren Farrow
Environmental & Heritage Manager: Mr Paul Mackey
Landside Operations Manager: Mr Jonathon Giles
Human Resources Manager: Mr Damien Miles
Finance Manager: Mr David Burgess
Engineering Manager: Mr Lyle Stanley
Maintenance Manager: Mr Bradley Orr
ICT Manager: Mr Arun Thavasi
Health & Safety Manager: Ms Bianca Fletcher
Risk Enterprise Manager: Ms Rebecca McLellan
Senior Safety & Security Adviser: Mr Ricky Hall
Accommodation: There are 16 berths, 4 of which are the property of the Port Hedland Port Authority (PHPA), 8 are privately owned by BHP Billiton and 4 are privately owned by the Pilbara Infrastructure Group (a subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group (FMG).
The PHPA’s Berths Nos. 1, 2 and 3 are steel and concrete structures with berth frontages of 343 metres (No 1 & 2) and 183 metres (No. 3).
PHPA No 4 Berth (Utah Point) is the port’s multi-user bulk export facility, which is 272m in length and can cater for vessels up to 279m LOA.
The berth is fitted with a Cavotec Moormaster 200 Suction Mooring system which eliminates the need for mooring lines.
Depths for PHPA Berths are as follows:
PHPA Berth 1 is 13.2m
PHPA Berth 2 is 13.2m
PHPA Berth 3 is 13.2m and PHPA Berth 4 (Utah Facility) is 14.5. Diesel fuel via pipeline is available from PHPA Berth 1 and 3 and fresh water is available at all berths, except Utah Point berth.
The total length of the BHP Billiton Nelson Point A&B is 658m. The berthing pocket is 679 metres in length, 65 metres wide and is dredged to a depth alongside of 18.7m for A and 18.3m for B.
BHP Nelson Point C&D berth is 843m in length and has a berthing pocket 65m wide and is dredged to a revised depth of 19.1m for C and 19.2m for D.
BHP Billiton Finucane Island C&D berth is 665m with a berthing pocket 722 metres long and 65 metres wide, dredged to a revised depth of 18.6m for C and 19.2 for D.
BHP Billiton Finucane Island berths A&B berth have a total length of 843m with a berthing pocket dredged to 20m for its entire length. The berthing pocket is 65m wide. Both are dredged to 19.2m.
The Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) berths at Anderson Point (AP1, AP2 and AP3) consist of two loading berths and an associated layby berth of approximately 400 metres in length with a berthing pocket 1,100 metres in length and 65 metres wide. AP1 and AP2 are dredged to 19.8m and AP3 is dredged to 19.6m. These three berths are continuous. The AP4 berth pocket is 385m long, 87m wide and 18.7m deep
Cargo Handling Facilities: General cargo can be handled at each of the three eastern side berths, however it is normally undertaken at Berth 1 and Berth 2. Berth 2 is being strengthened for heavy lifts and a “Declared Special Berth” for handling ammonium nitrate cargoes.
PHPA Berth 1 has a 1,000 tph shiploader used for bulk concentrates and No. 3 berth has a 2,200 tph shiploader which is owned and used by Dampier Salt Ltd. The shiploader at PHPA No 4 berth is rated to 7500 tph and is owned and operated by the port.
BHP Billiton Nelson Point A & B facility is serviced by two 10,000 tph shiploaders which can be used for loading the same vessel if desired. Both C and D berth at Finucane Island are serviced by two 10,000 tph shiploaders which can be used for loading the same vessel if desired. Nelson Point C & D and Finucane Island A & B berths each have a shiploader rated to 12,000tph and are able to long travel the entire length of the berth.
The FMG berths (AP1, AP2 & AP3) are serviced by two shiploaders rated to 13,500 tph instantaneous loading capacity and 8,000tph normal average loading rate. AP4 berth has 1 shiploader with a similar rate of loading.
Berths under Construction: Roy Hill Berths SP1 & SP2 are capesize berths currently under construction in South West Creek.

Maritime Centre, Level 3, 91 Foreshore Road, Port Kembla
PO Box 89, Port Kembla NSW 2505
Telephone: (02) 4275 0100. Fax: (02) 4275 1514
CEO: Mr Nicholas Whitlam
General Manager/Harbour Master: Kell Dillon
Marine Operations Manager/Deputy Harbour Master: Capt. Roger Kirk
Please Note: Mariners are advised that changes to depths occur due to siltation and other causes on a regular basis. Mariners are advised that the latest depth information is promulgated in temporary Notice to Mariners and local Marine Notices. All depths indicated below are to be used as a guide only and latest Local Notice to Mariners should be consulted through the Quick Links/Marine Notices section of the Port Kembla Port Corporation website: for the latest depth information.
Approach Depths: 16.7 metres in entrance to Outer Harbour and 15.25 metres in entrance channel to Inner Harbour.
Wharfage Accommodation and Cargo Handling Facilities:
Coal terminal:
Berth 101: Depth alongside 11.50m. One gantry shiploader – nominal loading rate 1,200 tonnes per hour.
Berth 102: Depth alongside 15.75m. Two gantry shiploaders – nominal loading rate 6,600 tonnes per hour. 650,000 tonnes storage capacity.
Grain Terminal:
Berth 104: Depth alongside 15.40m. Two gantry shiploaders combined nominal loading rate 5,000 tonnes per hour. 260,000 tonnes storage capacity.
AAT Terminal:
Berth 103: 230m in length, depth alongside 12.0m. General cargo, container berth.
Berth 105: 300m in length, depth alongside 14.85m. Car, containers and break bulk berth.
Berth 106: 130m in length, depth alongside 13.60m. Car, containers and break bulk berth.
Berth 107: 290m in length, depth alongside 12.00m. Car, containers and break bulk berth, including some storage facilities.
Bluescope Steel Steelworks:
Berth 109: Depth alongside 11.75m. One Liebherr LHM 400 Shore crane.
Berth 110: Depth alongside 10.70m. Loading berth for vessels up to 180m in length.
Berth 111: Depth alongside 15.60m.
Berth 112: Depth alongside 13.00m. Two 15 tonnes travelling transporter grab cranes – gross discharge rate 500 tonnes per hour. One 35 tonne travelling transporter grab crane – gross discharge rate 1,000 tonnes per hour.
Berth 113: Depth alongside 11.20m.
Berth 206: Depth alongside 11.20m. Facilities for handling sulphuric acid.
Berth 202: Depth alongside 10.50m.
Berth 204: Depth alongside 6.10m. One 17 tonne level luffing crane. One 1,000 tph shiploader.
Berth 203: Depth alongside 9.75m.
Berth 205: Depth alongside 6.80m. Bulk and breakbulk common user berths, including 5,500 sq metres of hardstand storage plus storage sheds of 4,000 sq metres.
Berth 201: Depth alongside: 8.50m. Bunker fuel imports, flexible hose.
Road and Rail Access: Road access to all berths. Rail access to Outer Harbour and Inner Harbour.

6 Newcomen Street
PO Box 790 Newcastle NSW 2300
Telephone: 61 2 4908 8200
Port of Newcastle facilitates more than 160 million tonnes in trade throughput and 4,600 ship movements annually. Port of Newcastle benefits include:
     • 20 operational berths
     • 200 hectares of vacant port side land available for development
     • Main channel depth of 15.2m
     • River port with a tidal range of 2m
     • Accommodates vessels up to 300m LOA and 50m beam
     • Expertise in handling all types of cargo, including dry bulk, bulk liquids, break bulk, project, passenger and containers
     • Berth-side rail connection to national network
     • Pre-approved access for oversize vehicles on port roads
     • Multiple stevedores with experience in project cargo
     • Direct connectivity to the national road network
     • Short and long-term storage of varying sizes available close to berths
     • Deep water berthing and heavy lift capability
     • Serviced by liner services to Asia and Oceania

Department of Transport Pilbara Office
3 – 5 Welcome Road, PO Box 429 , Karratha WA 6714
Telephone: +61 8 9159 6900 or +61 8 9185 6100
Contact: Regional Manager, Pilbara
VHF: Call sign “Port Walcott Pilots”. Working Channel 14
Location: The port covers an area as detailed on chart AUS 55 and extends from the Burrup Peninsula to the Sherlock River. It includes the defunct ports of Cossack and Point Samson. However, besides the large iron ore export facility there is a small fishing boat harbour at Johns Creek.
Depths: Chart Datum is now to LAT. Depths alongside the ore wharf are 19.1m in No.1 and 19.4m in No.2 Berth. The largest ship visit to date is the “Bergeland” (322,941 dwt). In 2006, the “Berge Fjord” loaded 243,064 tonnes. The controlling depth of water is 15.6 metres in the dredged channel plus height of tide (requirement of 10% underkeel clearance) for 18 miles. The channel was completed in 1984 for regular use of 220,00 dwt ships.
Wharf: There are two jetties both owned privately by Pilbara Iron. The service jetty can accommodate vessels up to 47,000 tonnes dwt. It has a least depth alongside of 9.4 metres. The ore jetty has been extended a further 300 metres and can now accommodate 4 ships, 2 on each side, with a total of 2 ship loaders both capable of approx. 9000 tonnes per hour.
Cargo Handling: Loading of iron ore is presently at a rate of approximately 6,000 tonnes/hour on the old loader (berth 2) and approximately 9,000 tonnes/hour on the new loader (berth 1).
Towage: 2 x 55 tonne bollard pull Z pellor tugs delivered in 1991 are used at the above jetties. Each is rated at 4,800 HP. Also a 3rd tug 65 tonne bollard pull.
Services: There are regular daily air and land services to Perth which connect to international destinations. Fresh water, dry and bonded stores are available.

Port of Portland Pty Limited
23-25 Kunara Crescent, (PO Box 292), Portland VIC 3305
Telephone: +61 3 5525 0900. Fax: +61 3 5521 7488
Chief Executive Officer: Jim Cooper
Harbour Master/Marine Manager: Capt. David Shennan
Chief Financial Officer: Greg Tremewen
General Manager Operations: Alan Byers
Business Development Manager: Malcolm Geier
Approach Depths: 13.2 metres at harbour entrance
Wharfage Accommodation: Six shipping berths as follows:
K.S. Anderson Wharf (412 metres)) – Two berths along a continuous wharf numbered KSA 1 and KSA 2. Maximum departure draught at KSA 1 is 12.6 metres and is subject to the actual height of tide and approval from the Harbour Master’s office. Maximum departure draught at KSA 2 is 11.0 metres and is subject to the actual height of tide and approval from the Harbour Master’s office.
No. 5 (240 metres) - Maximum departure draught at No. 5 is 12.2 metres and is subject to the actual height of tide and approval from the Harbour Master’s office.
No. 6 (228 metres) - Maximum departure draught at No. 6 is 11.8 metres and is subject to the actual height of tide and approval from the Harbour Master’s office.
Smelter Berth (205 metres) - Located on the Main Breakwater. Maximum departure draught at the Smelter Berth is 12.3 metres and is subject to the actual height of tide and approval from the Harbour Master’s office.
S.L. Patterson Wharf (76 metres) - Located on the Lee Breakwater. Maximum arrival/departure draught is 10.3 metres and is subject to the actual tide and approval from the Harbour Master’s office. This berth is used presently to accommodate the harbour tugs but may be used as a vessel lay-by/repair berth by prior arrangement with the Port Office.
Cargo Handling Facilities: Mobile cranes and fork lifts are available for hire from local contractors. Bulk grain and woodchip shiploaders (owned and operated by Grain Corp). Woodchip shiploader (owned and operated by Gunns Timber Products Ltd). Mineral sands shiploader (owned and operated by Port of Portland Pty Ltd). Bulk fertiliser receival hoppers (owned by Incitec Pivot Pty Ltd and Qube Logistics). A vacuum-type ship unloader for smelter raw materials is situated on the Smelter Berth – it is owned and operated by Portland Aluminium. There is a portable conveyor to handle dry bulk commodities from transit sheds, stockpiles or road transports.
Shed Accommodation: Two general purpose sheds on K.S. Anderson Wharf. One general purpose shed on No. 2 Quay Road. One dedicated mineral sands storage shed and one dedicated woodchip storage shed on No. 2 Quay Road. Bulk storage for 80,000 tonnes of grain (Graincorp) – 60,000 in silos & 20,000 in a bulk shed.
Rail Access: To the Graincorp grain terminal.
Principal Trades:
Exports: Grain, woodchips, timber products, aluminium ingots, livestock, mineral sands, general cargo, logs.
Imports: Alumina, petroleum coke, fertilisers, sulphuric acid, liquid pitch, wind farm components and general cargo.

Level 4, 20 Windmill Street, Walsh Bay NSW 2000.
PO Box 25 Millers Point NSW 2000
Telephone: (02) 9296 4999. Fax: (02) 9296 4742
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Grant Gilfillan
Chief Financial Officer: Mr Lawrence Ho
Executive General Manager, Marine Services & Harbour Master: Captain Philip Holliday
Pilot Manager: Captain Rowen Brownette
VTS & Shipping Manager: Karlie Taylor
Approach Depths: Sydney Harbour has two separate channels; the western channel, 210 metres wide, with a minimum depth of 13.7 metres; and the eastern channel, 180 metres wide, with a minimum depth of 10.5 metres. Under keel clearance required is 10 per cent of the vessel’s draught.
Wharfage Accommodation: The principal wharfage area is located 8 kilometres from the harbour entrance. Approximately 2 kilometres of commercial wharfage is available to shipping. Sydney has a total of 10 commercial berths, together with an oil berth, which is privately owned. Berths are available for handling bulk cargoes such as sugar, chemicals and dry bulk.
There are two passenger terminals. Depths at the major wharfage in the port range from 9.5 metres to 14 metres. Mean tidal range is 1.07 metres.
Pilotage: Compulsory, except where the master holds a current Pilotage Exemption Certificate.
Cargo Handling Facilities: Glebe Island Nos. 1 and 2 Berths – depth range 11.7 to 11.9 metres.
Bulk Cargo Facilities:
No. 8 Glebe Island: Bulk soda ash discharge facility, equipped with pnuematic suction system operating from mobile gantry using two nozzles. Handling rate is a maximum of 125 tonnes, average 80 tonnes per hour. Depth range 8.3 to 10.5 metres.
No. 7 Glebe Island: Bulk dry cargo discharge, equipped for self-discharger vessels using wharf manifold to pipelines and storage silos. Depth – 10.4 metres.
Towage: Privately owned companies operate tugs.
Road and Rail: All berths have road access.
Ship Repairs: Docking facilities at Australian Defence Industries’ (ADI) Garden Island Facility comprise the largest graving dock in the Southern Hemisphere, which is capable of docking ships up to 110,000 tonnes deadweight, together with a floating dock of 1,000 tonne lift capacity. ADI has developed extensive capabilities at this one location and provides all skills and resources required for the repair, conversion and modernisation of commercial vessels.
Bunkers: A full range of oil bunkers is available, delivered by pipeline at tanker berths or elsewhere by bunker barge.
Water: Available at all berths with a rate of flow of approximately 30 tph. Can also be supplied by tugs to vessels at buoys or anchorages.
Approach Depths: The main channel to Port Botany is 213 metres wide to a minimum depth of 15.6 metres. Swinging basin is dredged to 15.8 metres minimum depth. Channel to Kurnell berths and swinging basin 11.6 metres minimum depth.
Ship Repairs: Facilities available are as listed for Sydney Harbour.
Pilotage: Compulsory, except where the master holds a current Pilotage Exemption Certificate.

Port of Townsville Limited
Chief Executive Officer: Ranee Crosby (acting)
Principle office:
Benwell Road, PO Box 1031, Townsville QLD 4810
Telephone: (07) 4781 1500. Fax: (07) 4781 1525
Principal Imports: Nickel ore, oil and petroleum products, cement, general cargo, mineral concentrates and fertiliser.
Principal Exports: Mineral concentrates, sugar, high analysis fertiliser, refined mineral products, molasses and general cargo.
Channel & Harbour Depths: The access channels to the Port of Townsville have a total length of 6.4 nautical miles. The channel is 92 metres wide and has a depth of approximately 11.7 metres below Lowest Astronomical Tide (LAT). Depths alongside the wharves vary according to the requirements of the individual trade using the wharf. Depths vary from 12.9 metres at Berth 2 to 9.5 metres at Berth 10.
Cargo Berths: The Port of Townsville has nine operational berths. They are:
Berth 1: Is a dedicated bulk liquids wharf used exclusively by tankers for bulk oil, gas and sulphuric acid discharge and by all types of vessels for bunkering.
Berth 2: Is used for unloading nickel ore, two gantry cranes can be equipped to unload ore from the vessel into hoppers and feed a conveyor system, which carries the ore to the load out site. The berth is leased to Xstrata who have licensed its use to Queensland Nickel.
Berth 3: Is leased to Xstrata, and is operated and controlled by Northern Stevedoring Services Pty. Ltd. Typical cargoes handled over this wharf include: lead ingots, refined copper, nickel and zinc. Also used for containerised cargo, fertiliser imports and live cattle exports.
Berth 4: Has a priority berthing arrangement with Cement Australia handling bulk cement imported from Gladstone. The berth also handles molasses, mineral products, and general cargo. The molasses pipeline to this berth is capable of loading up to 400 tonnes/hour.
Berth 7: Is leased to Xstrata and supports a bulk shiploader for mineral concentrates and ores at the rate of 1000 tonnes/hour, and fertiliser at 1200 tonnes/hour. Mineral concentrates mined in northwest Queensland are exported over this wharf. The berth is also equipped with bunker pipelines.
Berth 8: Is a general purpose berth handling molasses, fertiliser, refined mineral products, sulphur and general cargo. This berth is currently under redevelopment as part of the $118 million Townsville Port Inner Harbour Expansion (TPIX).
Berth 9: Has a priority berthing arrangement with Queensland Sugar, and is Australia’s largest point of export of sugar. A bulk shiploader delivers sugar to carriers at the rate of 2000 tonnes/hour. The berth is equipped with bulk molasses and bunker pipelines.
Berth 10: Is a general purpose berth and is being extended to accommodate cruise and military vessels as part of the TPIX project.
Berth 11: Is known as the Outer Berth Mineral Concentrates Loading Facility. Lead and zinc concentrates are placed onto a conveyor system by front-end loader and transported to the 1350 tonnes/hour shiploader. The facility is owned by BHP Billiton Cannington.
Mobile Cargo Handling Equipment: Individual stevedoring companies have an extensive range of mobile cargo handling equipment including forklifts, tractors, trailers (container), loaders and earth-moving equipment.
Road and Rail Access: All berths are accessible to road transport whilst berths 3 and 4 are serviced by railway lines integrated with Queensland’s railway system.

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation
Registered office: Level 1, Wellington House, 181 Victoria Street, Mackay QLD 4740
Mackay corporate office: Level 1, Wellington Street, 181 Victoria Street, Mackay QLD 4740
PO Box 3340, North Mackay QLD 474)
Telephone: (07) 4969 0700. Fax: (07) 4969 0799
Brisbane corporate office: Level 24, 300 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
GPO Box 409, Brisbane QLD 4001
Telephone: (07) 3011 7900. Fax: (07) 3011 7999
Chief Executive Officer: Brad Fish
Commercial Manager Abbot Point, Hay Point & Weipa: Robert Atkins
Located on the north-west coast of Cape York Peninsula, the Port of Weipa’s main activity is the export of bauxite (aluminium ore) from the Rio Tinto Alcan mine.
There are four berths located at the Port of Weipa:
Lorim Point East Wharf – Managed by Rio Tinto Alcan for bauxite export;
Lorim Point West Wharf – Managed by Rio Tinto Alcan for bauxite export;
Evans Landing Wharf – Managed for Rio Tinto Alcan by Shell for the importing of fuel and oil; and
Humbug Point Wharf – Managed for Rio Tinto Alcan by Toll Marine for the importing of general cargo.
Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) provides pilotage and NQBP undertakes regular dredging to maintain the shipping channels.
The commercial facilities at Weipa are operated by Rio Tinto Alcan and consist of onshore bauxite handling, processing and stockpiling facilities and conveyors running to Lorim Point East and West wharves for shiploading.
Rio Tinto Alcan refurbished the Lorim Point West Wharf and constructed a second shiploader in 2005 on this wharf, resulting in an increase of its shiploading capacity.
Other port facilities include Humbug Point Wharf which handles imports of general cargo and Evans Landing Wharf which is the centre for fuel imports. There are also berths for tugs operated by Svitzer Australasia that are located on the inside of the Lorim Point East Wharf.

Cambridge Gulf Limited Trading as CGL Wyndham Port
PO Box 186, Wyndham WA 6740
Telephone: (08) 9161 1203. Fax: (08) 9161 1244
Manager: Steve Forrest
Harbour Master: Brian Tod
Telephone: (08) 9161 1203. Mobile: 0428 941 775
Note: All shipping ETA’s & Shipping Movement Enquiries should be directed through the Harbour Master preferably via email. After first contact a Vessel Information Sheet will be forwarded for completion.
Location: Latitude 15degrees 28minutes S, Longitude 128degrees06minutes E. Wyndham Port, situated at the head of the Cambridge Gulf, is the northern most sea port in Western Australia.
The port is the gateway to the East Kimberley Region and is the closest port for the Ord River Irrigation Area, Kimberley cattle exporters, mining and resource development and the Timor Sea resource development area.
Ship Size and Draught: Normal maximum draught allowable is 8.0m and maximum LOA is 190m. Maximum displacement is 34,000 DWT. Least depth in the approach channel is 6.8 metres and least depth at zero datum alongside the berth are 3.0 metres in the North berth and 7.0 metres in the South berth. A continuous maintenance dredging program is in place however siltation may occur. Verification of maximum draught must be checked with the Harbour Master.
Wharfage: The jetty has two deep water berths. Length of the jetty is 450 metres with a berthing face of 314 metres. The jetty is a piled structure with a concrete deck and spring fendering. A bulk product ship loader is located at the Southern end. Air draught from zero datum to underside of loader in horizontal position is 16.4 metres. Outreach of luffing boom from face to fendering to pouring spout is 9.7 metres. Vessels may be required to move along the berth to facilitate hatch changes. Maximum beam for vessels using the ship loader is 22 metres. A wreck lies off the North end of the jetty with a least depth of 4.5 metres.
Tides and Weather: Ship operation and movement is greatly affected by tidal range and flow. The tidal range is up to 8 metres at springs and very strong tidal currents are experienced in the Cambridge Gulf and West Arm. Masters should be aware of strong katabatic winds blowing off the Bastion Range at times. Strong ebb tides can be experienced during the Dry Season, April until October.
Berthing: Tugs not available, a line launch and mooring parties are available. Depending on weather conditions vessels can berth at most states of the tide.
Pilotage: Compulsory for all vessels over 500 GRT. Pilotage is available 24 hours at the discretion of the Harbourmaster. Notice for arrival is required 7 days prior, followed by a 48hr and 24hr ETA. Request for Pilot for departure should be presented a minimum of four hours prior to sailing.
Workforce: Integrated Port Labour Force (IPLF).
Stevedores and Agents: Service is available by contacting Port Manager.
Shore Based Plant and Equipment: The port maintains a fleet of MHE and plant. There is a container park (400 TEU) with 150 reefer points.
Ship Repairs: Limited repairs available from local contractors.
Bunkering: Bunker facilities available by arrangement. Fresh water available on the jetty at 20 tonnes per hour.
Victualling: Available from local providores.
Medical and Dental: A small modern hospital is located in Wyndham. Doctors are not always available and may have to come from Kununurra 100km away. A dentist is available in Kununurra and visits Wyndham on Thursday.
Principal Exports: Live cattle and nickel concentrates. Iron ore since 2011.
Principal Imports: Bulk fuel, general cargo, fertilizer, ammonium nitrate.

Sydney Ports Corporation
Pilot Station, Pilot Street, (P.O. Box 143), Yamba NSW 2464
Telephone: (02) 6646 2002
Fax: (02) 6646 1596
Port Operator: Sydney Ports Corporation
P.O. Box 25, Millers Point NSW 2000
Telephone: 02 9296 4999
Location: Latitude 29degrees 26minutes S, longitude 153degrees 21minutes E. Australia’s eastern most port, approximately 310 nautical miles north of Sydney.
Pilotage: Is compulsory for all vessels of LOA 30 metres and over, unless a current Pilotage Exemption Certificate is held by the Master. A passage plan for the port is on the web site.
Pilotage & Movement Booking: Port of Yamba will only accept vessel pilotage and movement bookings through Sydney’s Integrated Port System (ShIPS), accessible through ship agencies.
Vessel Characteristics: Port parameters allow for vessels up to LOA – 120m, Beam – 20m, with draught the main restriction. Typical maximum draught is 5.0 metres. Vessels outside these parameters require consultation with the port authority via the agent.
Tidal Data and Minimum Depth: The channel depth to the Goodwood Island common user berth is 4.0m. Yamba (Iluka Port Datum) is a standard port for tidal predictions which are similar to Sydney in height and time. UKC of 10% static draught is required for all vessel movements within the port and 5% when alongside. Additional UKC is required for the port approach as advised by the port authority.
Wharf Space, Facilities and Depth Alongside: The main general cargo berth is Goodwood Island Wharf. This is a concrete decked, concrete piled wharf with timber fenders. Maximum concentrated load is 8 tonnes. Permissible deck load is 2600 kg/sq.m. The wharf is 70 metres long and has a paved area of 5,000 square metres including approx. 720 square metres of lockable undercover storage. Depth alongside is 6 metres (or as notified by Notice To Mariners). Vessels up to 120 metres in length can be safely secured at the berth with the use of long head and stern lines. Ship’s cargo gear is normally employed, although mobile cranes up to 50 tonnes capacity are available at reasonable notice.
Access: By road, approx. 10km from the Pacific Highway, the main arterial link between Sydney and Brisbane.
Towage: Towage is available – Francis Freeburn, a single screw, 5 tonne bollard pull tug.
Bunker Facilities: Nearly all grades of fuels and lubricants are available by road transport only with arrangements being made through the shipping agent.
Ship Repair Facilities: Routine maintenance and boilermaking assistance to light engineering standards. A slipway with construction and maintenance facility is available at Harwood Island in the upper reach of the port and is accessible to seagoing vessels with a channel depth restriction of 3.2m (2012).
Fresh Water: Good quality potable water is available in unlimited quantities at 30 tonnes per hour connection.
Principal Cargoes Handled:
Imports: Processed timber, kentia palm seed, personal effects.
Exports: Timber (esp. hardwood) including treated poles, live animals, manufactured items, kit houses, boats, dangerous goods (incl. Class 1), general cargo.
Island Shipping (formerly known as Lord Howe Island Shipping Services Pty Ltd)
All agency and stevedoring services
3/2 Claude Street, Yamba NSW 2465.
Telephone: (02) 6646 1111. Wharf: (02) 6646 4188
Fax: (02) 6646 2222
Repairs & maintenance:
Harwood Slipway & Engineering Co.,
P.O. Box 96, Harwood NSW 2465
Telephone: (02) 6646 4222. Fax: (02) 6646 4472

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