Newcastle Facility

The Port of Newcastle is located at the entrance of the Hunter river some 62 nautical miles north of Sydney, on the eastern coast of New South Wales. In 1797, plentiful surface coal was discovered in Newcastle and from that time on, ships regularly stopped, sending their crew in to collect the coal.Qube Ports & Bulk involvement in the port dates back to the days of sail, when it was a major shareholder in the Great Northern Stevedoring Company.

Today, Qube Ports & Bulk utilises several modern facilities in the port for handling a wide range of import and export commodities.


  • Dedicated Multipurpose Berth: K2
  • Common User Multipurpose Berths: EB1/2, WBV4, K2, K3
  • Total Berth Lengths: 484m, 258m, 183m, 190m
  • Minimum Depth Alongside: 11.6m, 11.6m, 11.6m, 13.5m


  • Bulk Material Handling (Coal, Wood Chip, Fertiliser, Grain & Soda Ash)
  • Containers (Export)
  • Break Bulk
  • Project Cargo and Heavy Lifts
  • Dangerous Goods Handling
  • Scrap Metal
  • Electronic Messaging (EDI and B2B communications)

Area / Facilities

  • Total Area: 10ha
  • Container Stacking Capacity Total (TEUs): 400