Hunter Valley Coal Chain
Newcastle shares a rich history of coal being loaded for export in the Port of Newcastle for over 200 years.
We receive coal through rail receival stations, stockpile the coal, blend the coal using unique blending methods and load the coal onto cargo vessels. We are a Newcastle business who provides services to the local coal industry for international coal export.
From pit to port, the Hunter Valley Coal Chain spans 450km, involves 35 mines, rail haulage providers and ARTC, three export terminals, The Port of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator, making it one of the largest and most collaborative coal supply chains in the world.
The coal is hauled distances of up to 380km to reach the Port of Newcastle. We export Hunter Valley coal to more than 20 countries around the world. The coal we handle is used in export markets for energy production and steel manufacturing.
Coal in motion
Our combined licences coal loading capacity is 145 million tonnes across both Carrington and Kooragang Coal Terminals, making Port Waratah the largest coal export terminal in the world.
Last year, we received, stockpiled, blended and loaded 111.3million tonnes of coal onto a record number of 1,279 vessels for export, across our Carrington and Kooragang terminals. Find out more about our performance on our Sustainability Website.