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Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on July 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM

GAC 01072014Multi-million-dollar port upgrade
July 17, 2015, Australia, Port Hedland

Australia’s largest bulk export port, Port Hedland, is set to receive a new marine control tower and operations centre as part of a $70 million upgrade.

Port Hedland is Australia’s largest bulk export port facility. By 2018, the Western Australian Government expects around 6, 000 vessels to pass through the port every year, most of them shipping iron ore.

The new centre will cater for the harbour master operations, dredging management, port security, vessel traffic services and equipment, marine pilot briefing facilities and incident control. The existing Port Hedland control tower, built more than 45 years ago, will be demolished as part of the upgrade.

The new marine control tower and operations centre are due to be operational in early 2018.

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

Minimum depths at channel
July 17, 2015, Australia, Port Kembla

The attention of shipowners, operators, masters and pilots is drawn to the latest hydrographical survey results [at Port Kembla]… …The main channel transit depth is now 15.25m rather than 15.2m as per Local Marine Notice 1/2015.

All other parameters remain extant until further notice.

(For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com)

Source: Port Authority of New South Wales, Port Kembla Local Marine Notice 5/2015 dated 17 July 2015

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