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.
The Port of Gladstone has eight main wharf centres, comprising 20 wharves:
RG Tanna Coal Terminal — four wharves owned and operated by GPC
Barney Point Terminal — one wharf owned and operated by GPC
Auckland Point Terminal — four wharves owned by GPC and operated by others
Fisherman’s Landing — four wharves operated by multiple companies
South Trees — two wharves operated by Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL)
Boyne Wharf — one wharf operated by Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL)
Wiggins Island Coal Terminal — one wharf operated by Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET).
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 2018-19 financial year, the Port of Gladstone had a total throughput of 124.02 million tonnes, with over 1,900 vessels visiting the port. Coal exports accounted for 70.2 per cent of total port throughput, followed by liquefied natural gas at 20.9 per cent and a variety of other products including alumina, cement, petroleum, grain and sugar making up the balance.
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.
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Please refer to our shipping schedules page for shipping movements in the Port of Gladstone.
Please refer to our port charges page for rates for the Port of Gladstone.