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​Record trade year for GPC in 2017

​Gladstone Ports Corporation has achieved another record calendar year, handling more than 121.3 million tonne (Mt) of trade across its three port precincts in 2017.

The Port of Gladstone led the way, setting the new mark of 120.5Mt throughput, cementing its position as Queensland’s largest trading port.

Coal continued to dominate Port of Gladstone throughput during 2017, despite challenging supply conditions facing the industry.

The three Curtis Island Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plants also continued to ramp up production, to export a record 20.2Mt.

Trade throughput at the Port of Bundaberg reached new highs, driven by the increased focus on gypsum and the export of specialty sands and wood pellets.

The Port of Rockhampton moved 233,326 tonnes of product during 2017 and remains a key port for the import of explosives for the defence industry and ammonium nitrate for mining.

Gladstone Ports Corporation is continuing to investigate new trade opportunities and is confident the organisation’s steady growth will continue in the coming years.