Our History

Continuously improving the quality of our service has been part of our pioneering spirit for 40 years.

Newcastle shares a rich history of coal being loaded for export in the Port of Newcastle for over 200 years. We’re proud to be part of that history and the growth it has brought the region. Since 1976 Port Waratah has come a long way, from 16 million tonnes per annum through the Carrington Coal Terminal to world-leading throughput through both the Carrington and Kooragang coal terminals. Fast forward 40 years and the current day Carrington Coal Terminal consists of 2 rail and 1 road receival stations, 4 stackers, 4 reclaimers and 2 shiploaders and has a throughput capacity of 25 million tonnes per annum.

Our teams have created many innovations, including our award winning Intelligent Dust Management System, which proactively predicts and manages the risk of dust emissions. The success of this system has set the benchmark for other coal terminals around the world.

As well as supporting local jobs and suppliers, Port Waratah is proud to contribute $750,000 each year locally. It’s all part of how the community we operate in shares the value that flows from our business.

Innovating and delivering for our region – it’s who we are.undefined