GPC records another solid year
10 july 2018
Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) trade performance remained strong during 2017/18, despite challenging conditions.
Together, the Corporation’s three port precincts handled more than 120.2 million tonne (Mt) of product, nearly 1Mt shy of last year’s figures.
GPC Chairman Leo Zussino said the Port of Gladstone recorded a throughput of 119.3Mt, led by coal, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and alumina-related exports.
“67.1Mt of coal exports were facilitated by the Port of Gladstone, with rail disruptions impacting supply to the port earlier this year,” Mr Zussino said.
“Curtis Island exports also continued to grow, with 20.3Mt of LNG transported to Asia.”
565,637 tonnes of product was handled at the Port of Bundaberg during 2017/18.
“Increased silica sand and wood pellet exports have set the foundation for future growth at the port,” Mr Zussino said.
“The Knauf plasterboard manufacturing facility has also contributed to significant import growth in gypsum.”
Ammonium nitrate was the major driver of trade at the Port of Rockhampton.
The port recorded 255,254 tonnes of product during 2017/18; its largest throughput since 2014.
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