Port of Newcastle Launches Bulk Terminal Project

Newcastle Bulk TerminalImage Courtesy: Port of Newcastle

Australia’s Port of Newcastle has launched the Newcastle Bulk Terminal development at Walsh Point, Kooragang Island.

The launch of the terminal showcases an AUD 33 million investment made by the Port of Newcastle in bulk cargo handling equipment, associated infrastructure and additional strategic initiatives.

The investment and initiatives include the creation of the Newcastle Bulk Terminal through the combining of the Kooragang 2 and Kooragang 3 berths under one banner, demolition of existing crane unloader infrastructure, construction of a new crane unloader and associated infrastructure.

Other developments include provision of temporary mobile hopper unloading infrastructure, direct provision of environmental services at the terminal and implementation of direct management of the terminal by Port of Newcastle.

Port of Newcastle’s Executive Manager Operations and Infrastructure, Keith Wilks, said the project represented a significant investment by the Port of Newcastle into the next generation in bulk handling infrastructure.

Wilks informed that the launch of the Newcastle Bulk Terminal represents Stage 1 of the project, while Stage 2 of the Walsh Point Master Plan will include minimising cargo double handling, reducing cargo transfer points and removing trucks from the berths through the use conveyor systems.

“Newcastle is a global gateway for bulk and general cargoes but it needs to continue to diversify. The development of the Newcastle Bulk Terminal is a key component in this strategy, as is the development of a container terminal,”  Geoff Crowe, Port of Newcastle’s CEO, said.

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