Dampier port (port code: AUDAM) is a major iron ore and LNG exporting port in Australia and the main operational base for contractors working on the North West Shelf natural gas project and the Pluto LNG project. It is situated on the northwest coast of Australia, close to Karratha.
The port handles approximately 165 million tons of cargo annually. The principal exports are iron ore, salt, LNG, LPG condensate and ammonia.
Each year about 6,000 vessels visit the port, among which around 65% are bulk carriers, and 13% are tankers. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 330 meters. The maximum draught is 11.3 meters. The maximum deadweight is 251,053t.