East Coast’s only berth-side rail line
In 2018, Port of Newcastle handled more than 500 rail assets, including wagons, locomotives and passenger cars. As the only port on Australia’s East Coast with berthside rail access, Port of Newcastle provides customers with a distinct advantage thanks to its direct ship to rail connection.
This reduces costly cargo handling steps and ensures a seamless journey from the port to the project site along the uncongested rail network servicing Newcastle and greater NSW.
Port of Newcastle also has the flexibility to securely store and stage shipments on its large parcels of berth-side land prior to transportation. Newcastle’s proximity to Sydney makes it attractive for the import of oversized project cargo, such as tunnel boring machinery, to support the pipeline of infrastructure projects underway in Sydney.
I thought Queensland Ports like Brisbane and Townsville also had portside rail?
I know Port Pirie does but has not been maintained.
The 5 factors setting Port of Newcastle apart