Port of Gladstone

The Port of Gladstone is one of Australia’s finest natural deepwater harbours and 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. 

 

Facilities

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.

 

Port Central Precinct Outlook

Strategic planning is essential to sustainable economic, environmental and social outcomes. Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has prepared a long term vision to guide the development of the Port Central Precinct.


The Port Central Precinct Outlook is founded on:

 

  • Efficient operation of the port to deliver financial and economically sustainable benefits for Queensland. 

  • Strategic and responsible planning for resilience into the future. 

  • Sustainable development and management of strategic infrastructure and assets with a focus on continuous improvement to minimise environmental impacts.

  • Facilitating regional trade to support regional development.

  • Forging enduring connections and integration within the community in which the port operates.

 

View the Port Central Precinct Outlook

Trade

GPC’s trade performance remained strong during 2019/20, despite challenging conditions. In total, the Corporation’s three port precincts handled more than 122.5 million tonnes (Mt) of product. The Port of Gladstone recorded a throughput of 121.9Mt, led by coal, LNG and aluminium and associated products. Despite the challenging time, 71.7Mt of coal exports were facilitated by the port, predominately through RGTCT. The LNG trade also showed steady growth recording 22.1Mt, again exceeding GPC’s anticipated forecast for the year. Other products handled included cement, petroleum and timber.

The port handles 42 coal types across 84 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 per cent of the coal exported is thermal, which is used to fuel the boilers of power stations in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Israel.

The port faces a bright future with the Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) 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 page for shipping movements in the Port of Gladstone.

Charges

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