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Newcastle (AUNTL)

Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Port Code AUNTL Port Name Newcastle
City Newcastle Country/Region Australia NSW
Port Type Feeder Port Category Port City
Latitude -32.9 Longitude 151.76375
The Port of Newcastle (Port Code:AUNTL) is a major seaport in the city of Newcastle, New South Wales Australia. It is the world's largest coal port. It is made up of facilities in the Hunter River estuary. The port was the first commercial export port in Australia and is the world's busiest coal export port. Annual exports of coal from Newcastle exceeded A$15 billion in 2012–13. Newcastle berthed more than 2,200 ships a year in 2012–13.
The port's harbourmaster is the Port Authority of New South Wales. Cargo facilities are operated by Port Waratah Coal Services and Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group at Kooragang Island; as well as other operators at Mayfield, Carrington and Walsh Point. There are also plans to build a cruise terminal.
In April 2014 Premier Mike Baird and Treasurer Andrew Constance announced that a “a consortium which comprises Hastings Funds Management and Chinese state-owned China Merchants” had successfully bid $1.75 billion for a 98-year lease of the Port of Newcastle.

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