GPC Containerised Freight Initiative
The next major container terminal on Australia's east coast
Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is Australia’s premier multi‑commodity port, creating and facilitating prosperity for Queensland. As the gateway for Australian trade, jobs and prosperity, we are resolute in our commitment to facilitate new freight and trade opportunities — including containerised freight — to ensure our communities thrive.
GPC has a unique three-port footprint, managing and operating the Port of Gladstone, the Port of Rockhampton, and Port of Bundaberg. The ports
see approximately 2,000 ships call to transport over 34 major cargoes annually, totalling more than 122 million tonnes of product per annum.
With over 100 hectares (ha) available for containerised freight, warehousing and distribution, the GPC Containerised Freight Initiative offers a valuable opportunity for investors to shape new facilities and operations with a capability of between 1 million to 1.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) when fully developed.
The proposed containerised freight hub will be ideally located in the Port Central Precinct at the Port of Gladstone. GPC’s other ports at Bundaberg and Rockhampton will support the containerised freight hub.
With a naturally deep water harbour protected by Curtis and Facing Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, the Port of Gladstone has been
identified as one of the southern hemisphere’s priority ports. Our existing world-class harbor has significant expansion capacity, with our
large landholdings unconstrained by urban growth, positioning Gladstone as the most expandable port in Australia.
The proximity to trade parties in the northern hemisphere offers this region a competitive advantage.
Our Central Queensland location is ideally positioned, and has the potential to be developed to an international scale, creating
opportunities for local manufacturing and increasing the speed to market globally.