Australian TradeLinks Port Information
Ports of Sydney
World renowned for its natural deepwater channels, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney has one of the worlds most beautiful harbours. It is also a thriving port which caters for an unrivalled mix of commercial shipping and recreational boating activities. Sydney Harbour's commercial wharves are located less than 10km from bluewater shipping lanes. The port handles a wide range of vessels through its 11 berths, including dry bulk, bulk liquids, general cargo and cruise. Facilities covering a total of 41.7 hectares are located in Walsh Bay, Glebe Island, White Bay and Circular Quay. Private facilities are located at Gore Cove . Sydney Harbour is also a leading destination for cruise shipping, with passenger vessel facilities located at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay and the White Bay Cruise Terminal. Sydney is the only port in Australia with two dedicated cruise terminals.
For more information please visit www.sydneyports.com.au
Port of Melbourne
The Port of Melbourne is Australia's leading maritime trade hub for containerised, automotive and general cargo.
With approximately 3400 commercial ship calls to the port each year, the Port of Melbourne handles over 2.5 million containers annually amounting to around 35% of Australia's total container trade. In addition to the 7000 containers handled on average each day, the Port of Melbourne is also the focal point for the automotive trade handling around 1000 motor vehicles daily on average.
With an extensive capital investment program, including the $1.6 billion Port Capacity Project to accommodate future trade growth, the Port of Melbourne has excellent rail and road transport access as part of a logistics network which stretches across the south-east of Australia.
For more information please go to www.portofmelbourne.com
Port of Brisbane
The Port of Brisbane is one of Australia's fastest growing container ports, and Queensland's largest multi cargo port. Located at the mouth of the Brisbane River, the Port of Brisbane's strategic location is free from urban encroachment, offering an efficient entry to market through direct connectivity to Australia's major road and rail networks.
With 7200 metres of quay line accommodating 31 operating berths, as well as world class cargo facilities for containers, motor vehicles, and bulk and general cargo, the Port of Brisbane handles product worth over $50 billion each year. The Port of Brisbane is also among the most environmentally focused ports in the world, with approximately 35% of its area dedicated as green space.
The Port of Brisbane is managed and developed by the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) under a 99 year lease from the Queensland Government. PBPL is responsible for developing the port and related facilities, and for the provision of key services including maintaining navigable access to the port for commercial shipping and the operation of the Brisbane Multi-model Terminal. PBPL is focused on driving trade and business growth by working with customers to deliver outstanding development outcomes, facilitating efficiencies and innovation and striving to accommodate new opportunities.
To find out more about the Port of Brisbane, visit www.portbris.com.au
Fremantle Port is vitally important transport infrastructure, supporting investment and economic growth and contributing to the local and State economy. Each ship visit to the Port of Fremantle creates the equivalent of 3.3 full-time jobs for one year and last year there were 1952 visits. As well as the direct employment it generates, Fremantle Port is linked to thousands of jobs in the many enterprises that depend on trade and contribute to household income. In 2011-12, Fremantle Ports returned $22.2 million to the Government of Western Australia through income tax equivalents and dividends. The Port of Fremantle in 2011-12 accounted for 74 per cent by value of WA’s seaborne imports and 10 per cent by value of WA’s seaborne exports. Trade with East, South East and Southern Asia amounted to 58.9 per cent of total port trade and Australian coastal trade accounted for 13.4 per cent. Total port trade was 28.2 million mass tonnes, with a value of more than $30.1 billion.
For more information please visit www.fremantleports.com.au
Flinders Ports (Adelaide, South Australia)
Located just 14 kilometres northwest of the State's capital city of Adelaide, Port Adelaide is a sea port city and the historic maritime heart of South Australia. The Port was one of South Australia's earliest settlements and represents South Australia's first State Heritage area. Today, Port Adelaide continues to be the main service point for shipping in the State. Positioned at the centre of Australia's southern coast, the port provides South Australia with a gateway to the world as the State continues to enjoy a significant increase in export activity with booms in the shipment of grains, wine, motor vehicles and automotive components, ores and concentrates. The Port of Adelaide consists of an Inner and Outer Harbor, complete with over 20 wharves including the Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal.
For more information visit: www.flindersports.com.au