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The Operation

The Operation

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Abbot Point Operations combines world-class infrastructure with world-class people to safely and efficiently export high quality Queensland coal to the world.

Innovation and the continuous improvement of our systems and practices helps our local workforce to work more intelligently and with great care for the community and the environment they reside in.

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Click on the blue markers to explore the operations at the Port of Abbot Point.

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31.96M

tonnes (throughput: July 2019 – June 2020)

14

trains per day - average in-loading rate

7,200

tonnes per hour – peak shiploading load rate

The history of the Port of Abbot Point

1981

Port development begins with earthworks in 1981

1984

2/3/1984 - The first ship (Fukukawa Maru) sails from the Port of Abbot Point

1998

22/10/1998 - Abbot Point recognised for “Excellence in Export Support”

2006

25/6/2006 - 2000th ship sailed

2009

3/1/2009 - MV Primera is loaded with the 200 millionth tonne of coal to be handled through the Port of Abbot Point

2010

3/3/2010 - Shiploader 2 positioned on the wharf

2011

9/5/2011 - Shiploader 2 loads it’s first ship, the MV Luminous Halo

2011

27/05/2011 - Stacker Reclaimer 6 comes online

2012

15/1/2012 - 3000th ship sailed

2014

19/9/2014 - MV Hebei Challenger is loaded with the 300 millionth tonne of coal to be handled through the Port of Abbot Point

2015

9/11/2015 - 4000th ship sailed

2018

5/6/2018MV Cape Mars is loaded with the 400 millionth tonne of coal to be handled through the Port of Abbot Point

2018

19/12/20185000th ship sailed

2020

New tonnage record for a single financial year of 31.96 million tonnes is set