Port of Newcastle has today called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the supply of two mobile harbour cranes as part of its long-term diversification program.

The EOI aligns with Port of Newcastle’s plans to invest in port capability that supports jobs and boosts the national economy.

The announcement is part of a suite of key strategic development opportunities to support the future diversification of the Port, including the Newcastle Bulk Terminal (NBT), Maritime Precinct, Automotive and Automotive / Ro-Ro Hub.

A separate project to install a new $35 million state-of-the-art ship unloader at the NBT – boosting safety, environmental compliance and efficiency in the handling of bulk products – is on track for completion in the second half of 2021.

The projects are part of Port of Newcastle’s focus on creating a broad mix of trade opportunities for a prosperous local, state and national economy, making full use of abundant channel, rail, road and land capacity to accommodate existing and new trade.

Port of Newcastle is the Hunter’s trade gateway to the world, contributing almost $1 billion to the local economy and about 5,700 direct and indirect jobs.

Port of Newcastle

Port of Newcastle is a major Australian trade gateway handling 4,600 ship movements and 171 million tonnes of cargo each year. With its annual trade worth about $25 billion to the New South Wales economy, the Port enables businesses across the state to successfully compete in international markets. With a deepwater shipping channel operating at 50% of its capacity, significant port land available and enviable access to national rail and road infrastructure, Port of Newcastle is positioned to further underpin the prosperity of the Hunter, NSW and Australia. As custodians of the region’s critical asset, Port of Newcastle is diversifying its trade as it strives to create a safe, sustainable and environmentally and socially responsible Port that realises its potential.

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