Australian Ports Guide
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 200m LOA.
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 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) 3224 7088. Fax: (07) 3224 7234
Chief Executive Officer: Brad Fish
Terminal Manager: Peter Hanrahan. 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 Prime Infrastructure Trust (PIT) and the Hay Point Coal Terminal (HPCT), owned by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) and operated by Hay Point Services for BMA. 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. Queensland Rail (QR) 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 above rail service provider is QR Network.
In June 2009 DBCT completed its 7X expansion project, bringing the terminal’s nameplate capacity to 85 mtpa. 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 3.8km 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.
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 4,000 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 4,000 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 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.