Port of Newcastle joins Shipping Australia
Shipping Australia, an association with 29 members and 40 associate members representing the country’s ocean shipping industries, recently welcomed the port of Newcastle as its newest member.
The Newcastle hub, the largest port on the Australian east coast, has been operational for 220 years. It handles 4,400 ship movements and 164 million t of cargo per year.
Noel Dent, the port’s senior manager of strategic development: “We provide the industry with infrastructure and supply chain capabilities, so we know how critical relationships with shipping lines and agents are.”
Shipping Australia CEO Melwyn Noronha: “Its strategic location on the east coast makes the port one of the key centres of international trade in Australia.” (amh)