Port of Gladstone

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Cargo Ships in Gladstone Harbour 2010

The Port of Gladstone is a seaport in Gladstone, Queensland. It exports the fourth largest amount of coal of any seaport in the world.[1]

The port has several different parts to it. Auckland Point was where coal began to be exported in 1925.[2] Later, live horses were moved there in the mid 1930s.[2] Barney Point was used to export coal from Moura.[2] Barney Point was made part of the Port of Gladstone in November 1998.[2]

The Fisherman’s Landing part was opened in 1980.[2] It was expanded in the 1990s and is planned to be expanded more.[2] Boyne Wharf is used by the Boyne Island aluminium smelter and was opened in August 1982.[2] The South Trees part of the port have been used by Queensland Alumina Limited, an aluminum company.[2] The RG Tanna Coal Terminal was opened in 1997 and is used to export coking coal to Japanese steel mills.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mystery carrier causing a buzz". Gladstone Observer. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 "History of Gladstone Ports Corporation". Port of Gladstone. Retrieved 5 December 2010.