Port of Gladstone

The Port of Gladstone is one of Australia’s finest natural deep-water harbours.

The Port of Gladstone is Queensland's largest multi-commodity port, handling over 30 different products. Major cargoes include coal, bauxite, alumina, aluminium, cement and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The port has a total throughput of more than 100 million tonnes per annum.​


The Port of Gladstone has eight main wharf centres, comprising 20 wharves:

​Port Information Handbook

The Port of Gladstone Information​ Handbook provides a detailed overview of the port’s facilities and services for ship's masters, agents and owners.


In the 2015/16 financial year, the Port of Gladstone had a total throughput of 115.9 million tonnes, with over 1,800 vessels visiting the port. Coal exports accounted for 70.8% of total port throughput, followed by alumina at 23.8% and a variety of other products including cement, petroleum, grain and sugar making up the balance.

We handle 42 coal types across our 90 stockpile zones. The majority of coal handled at the Port is coking coal, which is exported to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Italy and France for high quality steel manufacturing. Approximately 30​% of the coal exported through our Port is thermal, which is exported to fuel the boilers of power stations in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Israel.

The Port faces a bright future with GPC’s 50 Year Strategic Plan forecasting an ultimate port shipping capacity of more than 300 million tonnes per annum.

View our latest trade statistics​. 

Shipping schedules

Please refer to our shipping schedules webpage for shipping movements in the Port of Gladstone.


Please refer to our port charges web page for rates for the Port of Gladstone.