Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics

Australia's Bulk Ports

Australia's Bulk Ports

Publication Type:
Research Report 135

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Release Date:
June 2013

The report provides a profile of Australia's principal bulk ports and the logistics chain that delivers commodities through those ports. Efficient logistics are essential for these volumes, requiring substantial investment as well as good co-ordination of the different links in the logistics chain. These factors have been especially important in the last decade, with tonnage rising by over 75 per cent. The report illustrates the tasks performed at each port using the broad range of data and indicators that are published by port authorities and bulk terminal operators.