Useless Loop port (port code:AUULP) is used for the export of salt and is incorporated into the port of Carnarvon, approximately 75nm NNE. It is situated 16nm S of Denham Channel, which is marked between sandbanks at the S end of Shark Bay. Approx 12 vessels handled annually with a total of 303,678DWT. Depending on the weather and tide, the pilot may allow a departure draught of 9.85/9.9m.
Shark Bay Resources is proposing to undertake maintenance and capital dredging of up to 100,000 cubic metres from berth pocket and entrance channel of the Port of Useless Loop to restore navigable depths.