2021 Sustainability Report

Port of Newcastle

Port of Newcastle has released its annual report measuring the organisation’s progress towards achieving its sustainability targets. Sustainability is at the centre of every decision the Port of Newcastle is making and has committed to a target-driven Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategy. In 2021, Port of Newcastle became the first port in Oceania to be EcoPorts certified against the leading global benchmarking standards, achieving Silver Sustainability Advantage Status, and became 100 per cent powered by renewable energy.

Modern Slavery Statement

Port of Newcastle

The Port of Newcastle is committed to being proactive in managing our business safely, sustainably and responsibly. We are taking action to ensure we have effective systems and processes that are focussed on preventing and eliminating modern slavery and human trafficking risks in our business and supply chains.

Economic contribution of the Port of Newcastle 2018/2019

Houston Kemp Economists

This latest analysis highlights the benefits of Newcastle’s port activity for the Hunter, state and national economies, including the positive impact on employment and household income.

Containerised trade trends and implications for Australian ports

Houston Kemp Economists

Sets out the global trends in containerised trade and explains the implications for Australian ports, providing a high-level context for port planning decisions in the future.

Global gateway for regional Australia: the economic impact of a container terminal at the Port of Newcastle.


A world-class container terminal at Port of Newcastle would create 4,600 jobs, boost the state economy by $6 billion and slash the transport costs for regional exporters, according to a new report by economic consultancy, AlphaBeta. The report - Global Gateway for NSW: the economic impact of a container terminal at the Port of Newcastle - shows that a modern container terminal would cut land transport costs for northern NSW businesses by $2.8 billion by 2050.

Container Transport Economics Study


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.

NSW Container and Port Policy

Deloitte Access Economics

Addresses significant role that the Port of Newcastle could play in helping to manage the current and growing freight task for NSW as well as in facilitating major economic, environmental and regional benefits to the State. March 2018.

Port Master Plan 2040

Port of Newcastle

The Port Master Plan 2040 provides a broad and strategic approach, identifying future port developments and opportunities to 2040.

Economic Impact Report 2016/17

EconSearch (a division of BDO)

An independent study by EconSearch (a division of BDO) concluded the Port of Newcastle is well placed to support the predicted doubling of Australian freight over the next 20 years and beyond.