About Us

Port Waratah Coal Services has been receiving, stockpiling, blending and loading coal for export at the Port of Newcastle for over 40 years. We own and manage the Kooragang and Carrington Coal Terminals, with a combined capacity of 145 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). We have approximately 330 employees working across our business, operating our terminals 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

We are committed to understanding and fulfilling our responsibilities as an employer and community member, as well as meeting our legal obligations.

Port Waratah is an unlisted public company working in partnership with more than 25 producers and other service providers in the Hunter Valley Coal Chain.  Our main purpose is to deliver a high quality, cost-effective service to our customers which meets their need for reliable and equitable access to export terminal capacity.

We aim to continuously improve our environmental performance, contribute to the local economy by buying and employing locally and support sustainability and resilience of the local community though our Community Investment and Partnership Programme.

Board and Committees

Our shareholders are made up of a mixture of Hunter Valley coal producers and Japanese coal customers, who are represented by a Board of Directors. The Board determines and monitors the strategic direction of the organisation, reviewing and supporting us to meet our legal and social responsibilities.

The Audit and Risk and Health, Safety and Environment Board Sub-Committees provide specific focus on compliance and effective, safe operations.

We are committed to best practice

We implement a comprehensive internal audit programme, which is aimed at confirming that the governance processes are achieving their objectives. Port Waratah is also subject to external financial, health and safety, and environmental audits. We have worked hard to establish and maintain our Environmental Management System and Health and Safety Management Systems which are accredited to recognised best practice standards ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 respectively. The systems provide the framework for managing environmental and occupational health and safety aspects of our business.

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