Port of Newcastle

The Port of Newcastle is one of Australia's largest and most diverse ports. 

A major trade and logistics hub, the Port handles a diverse range of cargo types, including dry bulk, project bulk liquids, break bulk, Ro-Ro and containers.
Few Australian ports can match the unique capacity of the Port of Newcastle. Its channel can accommodate double the current trade and direct connections to road and rail networks link the Port with a large catchment area across NSW. 

The Port of Newcastle is embarking on a diversification strategy that leverages our natural advantages to the benefit of our customers and the Hunter region's economy.

The Port of Newcastle at a glance:

  • Current key strategic development opportunities include the Newcastle Container Terminal, Newcastle Bulk Terminal and Newcastle Cruise Terminal.
  • Proven capability in handling all cargo types, including bulk liquids, project cargo, containers, general cargo and dry bulk. 
  • World's leading coal export port and largest bulk shipping port on Australia's east coast,
  • 20 berths operating 24/7.
  • Connectivity to a large and diverse catchment area with direct connections to the national road and rail network.
  • Unconstrained road, rail, berth, land and storage availability.
  • Main channel depth 15.2 metres and a tidal range of 2 metres.
  • The Port of Newcastle has developed the concept for a staged container terminal development at its Mayfield site - the largest and best connected vacant port land site on the eastern seaboard of Australia. 
  • Together with direct water frontage and potential for deep water berthing, the Newcastle Container Terminal represents a once in a generation opportunity within the Port of Newcastle.
  • The Mayfield site has the capacity for a 2 million TEU per annum container terminal, coupled with a shipping channel that can accommodate vessels up to 10,000 TEU, with the capability of even larger vessels with some ancillary channel modifications.
  • Newcastle is an efficient option for importers and exporters in northern, western, north western and far western NSW.
  • A Newcastle Container Terminal would deliver substantial cost savings for NSW exporters and importers, save the NSW government billions in infrastructure spending and help reduce Sydney road and rail congestion.