There are two ports in the Fitzroy Region:

  • Port of Gladstone (also known as Port Curtis or Gladstone Harbour)
  • Port of Rockhampton (also known as Port Alma).

Port of Gladstone

The Port of Gladstone is one of Australia’s largest coal export ports, and the fifth largest coal port in the world. It is heavily industrialised, with eight major industries located close to the port.

The Port of Gladstone has 20 operational wharves and six anchorages in the harbour. All berths can take vessels up to 180 metres long, and some berths accept vessels up to 320 metres long. There is also a 320 berth marina facility.

Three liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing facilities are under construction on Curtis Island. When these are complete, Gladstone will be the largest port in Queensland.

Major exports through the Port of Gladstone include:

  • coal
  • alumina
  • magnesia
  • grain
  • fly ash
  • scrap metal
  • cement clinker
  • ammonium nitrate
  • limestone
  • grains

Major imports through the Port of Gladstone are:

  • bauxite
  • caustic soda
  • petroleum products
  • liquefied petroleum gas
  • copper
  • bunker oil
  • liquified ammonia
  • sulfuric acid
  • magnetite

Port of Rockhampton

The Port of Rockhampton is a relatively small, three-berth port in the Fitzroy estuary. It is the principal port for handling Class 1 explosives for eastern Australia.

Freight that transits the Port of Rockhampton includes:

  • ammonium nitrate
  • salt
  • bulk tallow
  • military equipment

The only portside industries are evaporative salt pans.

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