• Combined coal terminal capacity of 211Mt across the port to make it the world's leading coal export port.
  • Other notable exports include:
    • mineral concentrates: 570 thousand tonnes.
    • grinding media.
    • aluminium, which is refined from imported alumina.
    • steel products.
  • Notable imports include:
    • liquid fuels: 1.8 Mt.
    • machinery & project cargo.
  • Ample channel capacity to accommodate growth in trade across multiple commodities.
  • The berth-side rail line provides access to the rail transport in the Hunter Valley and Central West, connecting to the national rail network.
  • Handles imports of break bulk project cargo as well as bulk liquids.

View the Port of Newcastle 2018 Trade Report


  • Four dry bulk and break-bulk berths primarily handling copper concentrate, fertiliser, clinker, pulp/saw logs and steel.
  • Bulk liquid facilities, fuel, gas and sulphuric acid imports.
  • A combination of dedicated freight and shared rail lines connecting regional NSW to the port.


The primary container port for NSW and major bulk liquid and gas port. Port Botany plays a major role in the NSW economy as a gateway for international container trade and liquid fuel imports.