Berth Information

The Port operates twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, with twenty berths in use.

Graphic of port district map with call outs for the different precincts

Project Cargo

Port of Newcastle specialises in handling large, project cargoes including generators, pre-fabricated structures, wind turbines, tunnel boring machines, heavy equipment and rolling stock.

Catering to the unique shipping, handling and storage needs of project cargo, our team works closely with freight forwarders, stevedores, transport and heavy haulage companies to customise a solution to deliver efficiencies and cost savings for the cargo owner.

We offer:
  • The east coast’s only berthside rail line connected to the national rail network;
  • Large parcels of secure berth-side storage. We save customers time and money by removing cargo handling steps;
  • Serviced by a national heavy vehicle route linked to the M1 freeway – 90 minutes to North Sydney or 9 hours to Brisbane;
  • Connected to an uncongested rail network designed for large trade volumes;
  • Ro-Ro and Lo-Lo vessel capability;
  • Expertise in handling multiple shipments or one-off projects;
  • Flexibility to expand and reduce licensed storage areas according to the requirements of cargo owners;
  • Upgraded internal roads able to handle long and oversized trucks.
Rail and rolling stock
Accordion Controller

As the largest port on the east coast of Australia and the world’s leading coal export port, rail is key to our core business.

Geographically, the Port of Newcastle provides a rail gateway to all mainland destinations across Australia – including Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland.

Port of Newcastle has handled thousands of passenger rail cars, locomotives, track machines and wagons, including coal, grain, intermodal, and aggregate at its West Basin berths within the General Cargo Precinct.

We offer:
  • A proven track record in importing of all kinds of rail assets and rolling stock, from major campaigns to one-off shipments;
  • Two rail sidings connected to the national ARTC network. Move your rail assets from Newcastle to Sydney or beyond to all mainline destinations across Australia;
  • Direct ship crane lift from the West Basin 3 and 4 berths to two rail sidings. The Port’s Mayfield 4 Berth can also facilitate rail and rolling stock where a trucking solution is required;
  • Common user access and rail safety interface agreements are in place with local and national rail and rolling stock commissioning providers. The rail sidings are ONRSR compliant registered private sidings;
  • Large parcels of portside land available at competitive prices, for pre and post vessel consolidation and storage.
  • Excellent berth and channel availability; and
  • A seamless supply chain solution for your rail assets.
Roll-on / Roll-off
Accordion Controller

The Port of Newcastle’s General Cargo Precinct has considerable capacity and experience in handling Roll on / Roll off (Ro-Ro) vessels and associated trade. 

Ro-Ro vessel operators have been regular callers to the port over a 20-year period delivering project and heavy cargoes, mining machinery, construction equipment and rail rolling stock to the Port’s common user West Basin berths.

Port of Newcastle provided timely and effective assistance in developing a customised logistics solution for Goldwind’s wind turbine imports. This included bringing the required people and organisations to the planning table to ensure stakeholder needs were addressed and roles and responsibilities understood.

Alice Sun Nicolaisen
Blue Water Shipping

Construction of the White Rock wind farm is progressing well and the final shipment of wind turbines marks another exciting milestone for the White Rock Project. The Port of Newcastle’s proximity to the site and the ability to store the cargo for after-hours transport when roads were quiet has been an asset to the project.

John Gardner
Vice President of Program Delivery, Goldwind Australia

Bulk Liquids

Newcastle is a leading gateway for the import, storage and distribution of bulk liquids.

The Port has three bulk liquid import terminals, Stolthaven, Park Fuels and ATOM (Australian Terminals Operations Management).

The current tankage capacity of the Port’s three terminals is 266 ML. An additional 399 ML is approved for construction, which will double the current fuel storage capacity. Additional capacity for fuel, chemicals and other bulk liquids is already planned.

Vacant land is available for additional developments.

In addition to the bulk liquids berth at Dyke 1, a second dedicated bulk liquids berth, (Mayfield 7) is now complete and able to accommodate vessels up to LR2 capacity. Bulk liquids are also able to be shipped via Kooragang 2 and 3 berths.

We offer:
  • Direct access via ship or road;
  • Long Range (LR2) Tanker capability;
  • Centrally located and with easy access to the Hunter Valley coal mines and population centres;
  • Connected to dedicated heavy vehicle and dangerous goods routes;
  • Improved road connections and dual carriageways from the Port of Newcastle’s doorstep to north, south and inland NSW;
  • Specialist bulk liquids for mining, defence and petroleum products;
  • Fuel imports are the second largest trade with 2018 fuel imports totalling 1,768 megalitres; 
  • Current cargoes include diesel, biodiesel, petrols and tar pitch.

General Cargo

General cargo is primarily handled at the port’s General Cargo Precinct in Carrington. It contains the East Coast’s only berthside rail line, enabling direct ship to rail connections to and from the main rail line.

The General Cargo Precinct also contains infrastructure for the handling of dry bulk and bulk liquid cargoes. Options on covered and open storage areas available for lease. The Precinct is also well serviced by road and rail infrastructure.

Whether it’s in a box, tank, rolling, shovelled or oversized, the Port of Newcastle can move it.

  • Agri bulk
  • Project cargo/machinery via ro-ro or lo-lo
  • Break bulk and general cargo
  • Steel, metals and forestry products
  • Containers
  • Coal
We offer:
  • Berth-side storage, saving customers time and money by removing cargo handling steps.
  • Serviced by a national heavy vehicle route linked to the M1 freeway – 90 minutes to North Sydney or 9 hours to Brisbane.
  • Connected to an uncongested rail network designed for large trade volumes.
  • Large parcels of secure, berth-side storage capable of handling multiple shipments of large cargoes.
  • Flexibility to expand and reduce licensed storage areas according to the requirements of cargo owners.


As the world’s leading coal export port, the Port of Newcastle has been handling an extensive variety of bulk cargoes for more than 200 years.

We handle millions of tonnes of all kinds of bulk cargoes every year from the Newcastle Bulk Terminal at Walsh Point.

The Kooragang 2 and 3 berths are common user, enabling cargo owners to take their pick from a selection of service providers for the handling, movement and storage of bulk commodities.

Port of Newcastle is investing $33 million to increase capacity and grow trade at the Newcastle Bulk Terminal. State-of-the-art infrastructure is being introduced which will increase efficiency and incorporate the latest in safety and environmental features.

Cargoes handled:

  • Coal
  • Cement
  • Meals
  • Alumina
  • Pet coke
  • Magnetite
  • Sand
  • Scrap
  • Fertiliser
We offer:
  • Port of Newcastle manages vessel scheduling
  • 24/7 to optimise channel and berth efficiency.
  • The Port is accessible 24/7, 365 days a year.
  • Excellent berth options and channel availability.
  • Connected to an uncongested ARTC rail network designed for large trade volumes.
  • Convenient heavy vehicle transit to Sydney,
  • Brisbane and major NSW rural centres.
  • Land available for development.

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