The Port Kembla grain terminal

In New South Wales (N.S.W.), Australia, a process of critical examination and improvement of storage and handling facilities for the export of grain was initiated by the State Government in 1908. The N.S.W. Grain Handling Enquiry report, completed in February 1981, generally determined that, subject to market development, a new terminal to export grain from New South Wales would be required by the second half of the 1980's. The outcome of subsequent investigations was the formal endorsement in 1984 of the development of a new export grain terminal at Port Kembla, 100 km south of Sydney, N.S.W. The new terminal, to export wheat, barley, oats and oil seeds, at a peak throughout of some 5.6 million tonnes per annum will service the existing and predicted grain growing areas of the central and southern regions of New South Wales. It will, when commissioned in 1988, have the capacity to export grain in vessels upwards of 100,000 DWT and with peak ship loading rates of 5,000tlh. The terminal layout consists of both road and rail receival facilities, high speed conveying to large, self-emptying storage bins and a dual ship loading system with dedicated conveyors. In addition, the terminal will include fully automatic grain sampling for quality and pest analysis, recirculartory fumigation, and a state-of-the-art computer system for plant control, management and inventory.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Permanent Way Institution (PWI) NSW, 1987 annual convention

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  • Accession Number: 01711351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2019 2:22PM