Did you know that about one in four glasses of orange juice consumed in Australia is imported through Newcastle?
Visible from the harbour foreshore and standing alongside Newcastle’s iconic grain silos, the green and white refrigerated tanks store citrus concentrate that is imported from Brazil.
This is just one of many interesting facts highlighted in a virtual, aerial tour of the Port of Newcastle. In the nooks and crannies of the 800 hectares of land that Port of Newcastle occupies are businesses and operators that play a part in contributing to the social and economic wellbeing of the Hunter Region and New South Wales.
Learn more about your port and its diverse operations:
About Port of Newcastle
Port of Newcastle is a global gateway for the Hunter and regional NSW. It is the largest port on the east coast of Australia, handling 171 million tonnes of cargo and 4,600 ship movements each year. The port’s annual trade is worth more than $25 billion to the New South Wales economy, enabling businesses to successfully compete in international markets.
The success of the port is inextricably linked to the prosperity of Newcastle and the Hunter Region. The port supports 9,000 full-time equivalent jobs across New South Wales. Its economic contribution is estimated to represent 9% of the Hunter’s gross regional product.
Port of Newcastle benefits from its direct connectivity to national freight rail and road infrastructure. With a deep-water shipping channel operating at 50% of its capacity and significant port land available, Port of Newcastle will continue to underpin the prosperity of the Hunter, NSW and Australia long into the future.
The global trade environment continues to shift and evolve, giving rise to new opportunities and ways to grow. 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 for the future.
Port of Newcastle is embarking on an ambitious diversification strategy that will utilise the full capacity of its assets to grow trade through establishing new, efficient and cost-effective supply chains.
Major initiatives that will underpin the port’s diversification strategy include:
- increasing capacity and efficiency at the Newcastle Bulk Terminal with state-of-the-art infrastructure;
- the development of the Newcastle Multi-Purpose Deepwater Terminal;
- continuing to build partnerships with stakeholders to maximise use of the Automotive and Roll-on, Roll-off (ro-ro) hub;
- the continuation and growth of major bulk trades including coal, fertiliser, grain and mineral concentrates; and
- supporting EPIK’s Newcastle GasDock project to increase supply to the NSW domestic gas market.
Australian freight is predicted to double over the next 20 years and beyond. Port of Newcastle is committed to leveraging this growth for the benefit of the Hunter Region and NSW, now and in the future.
- Third largest port in Australia and the largest port on the Eastern seaboard, with capacity to double its trade volume
- Direct berth-to-rail capability with connections to the national heavy rail network
- Diverse cargo handling including coal, bulk liquids and fuels, containers, project cargo such as rail and wind turbines, wheat, fertiliser, steel, cement, meals and grains
- Ample secure storage availability
- Portside land ready for development
- A deep-water channel that can handle more than 10,000 ship movements per year