Geraldton Port capacity to increase

THE Geraldton Port’s iron ore export capability is set to increase substantially with the arrival of a new high-capacity iron ore shiploader.

THE Geraldton Port’s iron ore export capability is set to increase substantially with the arrival of a new high-capacity iron ore shiploader.

According to the Government, the Berth 5 project will enable the port to process at least 12 million tonnes of iron ore per annum – a great advance on the 3.5 million tonnes of iron ore per annum currently being exported through Geraldton.

On-site construction works began in February this year.

The new facility is designed to load iron ore at a rate of up to 5,000 tonnes per hour, enabling the typical iron ore vessel to arrive, load and sail within a 24-hour period.

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