Port of Newcastle
3:00 PM Case Study: How Port of Newcastle’s Existing Connections to the Inland Rail will Benefit Regional NSW Exporters
Port of Newcastle provides a global trade gateway for regional NSW. It has existing connections to major inland hubs throughout the extensive Hunter Valley and Country Rail Networks. Once complete, Port of Newcastle is well positioned to extend these benefits to cargo owners utilizing Inland Rail across the East Coast – from Brisbane to Melbourne. Key to the Port of Newcastle’s untapped potential is its available capacity, including a shipping channel that can handle more than 10,000 shipping movements per annum – more than double its current trade. Direct connections also link the Port with an uncongested rail network designed for large trade volumes. This session will explore how Port of Newcastle, in conjunction with Inland Rail, will further enhance Newcastle’s connectivity and consolidate rail access to an expanded catchment across NSW.
- How the development of the Newcastle Container Terminal will provide a more efficient use of the transport network and deliver cost savings for growers and producers.
- Port of Newcastle’s current capability to deliver 1.5 km trains directly to the berth and how it will handle 1.8km trains in the future.