Gladstone Port is the largest multi-commodity port in Queensland and is recognised worldwide as a major bulk port. With the help of top-quality Gladstone Port shipping agents like TSL, over 30 different products are processed through 20 wharves at the port. The main product is coking coal, which is exported to South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Italy, India and France for steel manufacture. TSL is a professional Gladstone freight forwarder with the ability to organise sea freight to Gladstone Port with ease and expertise.
Tucked between Curtis Island, Facing Island and the mainland, Gladstone Port is a natural deep-water harbour which processes over 100 million tonnes of cargo per year. It handles exports and imports to and from 30 different countries. Major bulk cargoes from Gladstone Port include coal, which account for 71% of the total throughput, as well as alumina, aluminium, cement, grain, sugar and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Containerised and general cargoes also contribute to its throughput.
Bulk cargo is the term for items that are transported in large quantities without being packaged up. Material is in liquid or granular form, or as a mass of small solids. It will generally be dropped (solids) or poured (liquids) into a bulk tanker. At the final destination, dry bulk is unloaded with a grab while liquid bulk is transferred using a pump or compressor.
General cargo ships can be used to transport practically any type of dry non-bulk cargo, from agricultural machinery to railway lines. They are versatile and able to carry containers, bulk or bagged cargo. General cargo handled by the Port of Gladstone typically includes bagged products and aluminium.
Containerised cargo is shipped in shipping containers, which are made of metal. These are of a standard size so slot together on the vessel. Containerised sea freight to Gladstone port mostly consists of items from local major industry.
TSL is a Port of Gladstone shipping agent with superb links with top industry suppliers of facilities in sea freight from Port of Gladstone. If you’re in need of a Gladstone customs broker or local transporter for your imports or exports through the Port of Gladstone, get in touch with TSL today. We can deliver your cargo on time, every time. Our comprehensive logistics service covers all aspects of sea freight to Port of Gladstone.
You can find out more about this port from the Gladstone Ports Cooperation. To find out more about TSL’s services as a Gladstone customs broker and Gladstone freight forwarder, fill out our Online Freight Review and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.