Welcome to the Port of Newcastle!

The Port of Newcastle, the largest bulk shipping port on the east coast of Australia and the world’s leading coal export port.

Port of Newcastle has developed an online educational resource that explains the key features of the busy Port, from cargo handled at the shipping berths to interesting facts about the Port’s operation.

Navigate around the site by using the arrows to access a different area of the Port and click on the yellow hot spots to find out more.

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Welcome to the Port of Newcastle

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Koorangang

Kooragang is the port’s primary coal precinct. Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) and Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG) each have a terminal here.

Coal is transferred via a conveyor belt system to the loading heads at the wharves and then onto ships.

There are three coal terminals in the Port which have a combined capacity of 211 million tonnes per annum. In 2015 the port handled 158.1 million tonnes of coal.

Commodities: coal
Berths: Kooragang 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

Walsh Point

 

Walsh Point has frontage to the north and south arms of the Hunter River and is used for the loading and unloading of a range of bulk cargoes.

It includes a large area of industrial land used for heavy industry and manufacturing.

Commodities: Bulk cargo (e.g. fertiliser), bulk liquids and general cargo / containers.

Berths: Kooragang 2, 2.5 and 3

Mayfield

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The Mayfield Precinct includes the former BHP site and has undergone extensive remediation since the steelworks closed in 1999.

It is now the largest vacant parcel of port land on the eastern seaboard of Australia and Port of Newcastle is currently installing services (electricity, water and telecommunications) to the site.

Commodities: General cargo / containers, project cargo (such as wind turbines), concentrates, bulk fuels and machinery.
Berths: Mayfield 4, BHP 6 Berth and Mayfield 7 (under construction).

Carrington

The Carrington Precinct is one of the oldest areas of the Port and handles a diverse range of cargoes.

Cruise vessels dock at the Channel Berth in Carrington, where passengers disembark for connections to various local and regional tourism destinations. The Channel berth is also used to berth navy ships and vessels that arrive to the port early.

Commodities: Grains, orange juice concentrate, machinery, project cargo, general cargo/containers, petroleum products, mineral concentrates, coal.
Berths: West Basin 3, West Basin 4, East Basin 1, East Basin 2, Channel Berth, Dyke 1, Dyke 2, Dyke 4, Dyke 5.