Newcastle Multi-Purpose Deepwater Terminal

Newcastle Multi-Purpose Deepwater Terminal

(Newcastle Container Terminal)

The Port of Newcastle has developed the concept for an automated container terminal development at its Mayfield site – the largest and best connected vacant port land site on Australia’s East Coast.

Together with the direct water frontage and potential for deep water berthing, the Newcastle Multi-Purpose Deepwater Terminal represents a once in a generation opportunity within the Port of Newcastle.

The Mayfield site has the capacity for a 2 million TEU per annum container terminal, coupled with a shipping channel that can accommodate vessels up to 10,000 TEU, with the capability of even larger vessels with some ancillary channel modifications.

Currently NSW import and export cargoes are trucked or railed through Sydney’s metropolitan transport network, adding to congestion issues.

Newcastle’s close proximity to major NSW export and import hubs provides a shorter journey by road or rail, making it the efficient option for container imports and exports to central, north, north-western and far-western NSW.

Newcastle’s Multi-Purpose Deepwater Terminal will deliver:
  • Excellent heavy vehicle access;
  • Less double handling;
  • Uncongested freight rail network connections and direct on-dock long train access;
  • Empty container storage and repair;
  • Land available for development of infrastructure, including cold storage, warehousing, packing and distribution facilities;
  • Less delays; and
  • Less costs.
  • Report – Global Gateway for NSW: the economic impact of a container terminal at the Port of Newcastle | AlphaBeta, December 2018. Click here. 
  • Report – NSW Container and Port Policy | Deloitte Access Economics, March 2018. Click here
  • Report – Containerised trade trends and implications for Australian ports | HoustonKemp Economists, January 2019. Click here.
  • Report – Container Transport Economic Study | Lycopodium Investigation into the differential costs associated with container transport from various regions within NSW to existing East Coast Ports compared to a theoretical container capacity at Newcastle. Click here
  • Speech – Ports and shipping policy in Australia in the 21st century – a ‘wicked’ problem. Click here.
  • Speech – Chinese translation of Ports and shipping policy in Australia in the 21st century – a ‘wicked’ problem
    二十一世纪 澳大利亚港口及海运政策 — 一个 “棘手问题”. Click here.
  • Speech – Japanese translation of Ports and shipping policy in Australia in the 21st century – a ‘wicked’ problem
    21世紀のオーストラリアにおける港湾および海運政策 – 「何が問題か分からない問題. Click here.
  • Speech – Korean translation of Ports and shipping policy in Australia in the 21st century – a ‘wicked’ problem
    21세기호주의항구및해운정책- ‘사악한문제’ Click here 

"The Newcastle Multi-Purpose Deepwater Terminal is an estimated $1.8 billion development to be entirely funded by private investors - will deliver more jobs in regional NSW, a reduction in unnecessary road and rail movements in and out of Sydney, and cheaper freight costs for importers and exporters across the state."​

Craig Carmody, CEO, PORT OF NEWCASTLE

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Potential design of the Newcastle Multi-Purpose Deepwater Terminal.

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The Newcastle Multi-Purpose Deepwater Terminal will increase the competitiveness of NSW exporters through transport cost savings and time efficiencies.

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Port of Newcastle has been touring regional NSW this year and what we’re hearing is that regional businesses are paying the cost of supply chain inefficiency. 

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Contact

If you have any questions, please contact Port of Newcastle's Commercial Team
Phone: +61 2 4908 8200 Email: trade@portofnewcastle.com.au