Geraldton Port Facilities

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Berth Accommodation (summary of berths)

Electricity

Water

Berth 3 Specifications

Berth 4 Specifications

Berth 5 Specifications

Berth 6 Specifications

Berth 7 Specifications

Other Geraldton Port facilities include:

Towage services (tug boats)

Pilotage

Berth Accommodation

Depths Alongside Berths over LAT as of October 2016.

LengthBeamDeclared DepthUtilisation
Berth 1 50m 8.6m Currently unavailable until further notice
Berth 2 225m 33m 8.6m Currently unavailable until further notice
Berth 3 230m 34m 12.2 Grain, Layup outside Grain Season, Import minerals (self-discharge vessels), Longer for Cruise Ships
Berth 4 225m 33m 12.3 Minerals, Longer for Cruise Ships
Berth 5 230m 34m 12.7 Iron Ore, Longer for Cruise Ships
Berth 6 190m 33m 12.2 General, Livestock, Fertiliser, Minerals, Fuel. Break bulk cargo. Rotainer operations, Longer for Cruise Ships
Berth 7 235m 38m 12.7 Iron Ore
Harbour Basin 12.1

Berth 3

Berth 3 is used for grain handling services.

  • Two wharf gantries each with a capacity of 1,000 tonnes per hour.
  • Gantry Traverse 167 metres
  • Air draft - 14.5m over Lat
Controlled by Co-Operative Bulk Handling Ltd.
Contact Duncan Gray
Position Regional Manager
Phone (08) 9921 9499

Grain Storage Capacity

Vertical Cells 200,000 tonnes
Annexe 90,000 tonnes
West End Depot 326,000 tonnes
Open storage bulkheads (if required) 300,000 tonnes
Total Storage Capacity 916,000 tonnes

Grain Gross Ship Loading Rates

Wheat 1,000 tonnes per hour/per gantry
Barley 800 tonnes per hour/per gantry
Oats 700 tonnes per hour/per gantry
Lupins 1,000 tonnes per hour/per gantry
Canola 800 tonnes per hour/per gantry

Full holds are untrimmed unless trimming machine used at 100 tonnes per hour.

Berth 4

Berth 4 is used for handling of minerals.

One Wharf Gantry - shiploader capacity 1,600tph
Air draft 15m over Lat

Shiploader Dimensions

Boom fully retracted, from fenders to product drop 7.6m
Boom fully extended, from fenders to product drop 18.3m
Long traverse 180m

Shiploader Attachments Available

  • Articulated chute
  • HDPE Concentrate chute
  • Cascade chute

Berth 5

Berth 5 is used for handling of Iron Ore.

One Wharf Gantry 5,000tph
Air draft 17m over Lat
Long traverse 185m
Chute fully retracted, from fenders to product drop 9.3m
Chute fully extended, from fenders to product drop 22.1m

Shiploader Attachments Available:

  • Iron Ore chute with water sprays

Berth 6

Berth 6 is a general purpose berth used for livestock, fertiliser, fuel, with a rotainer crane owned and operated by Qube.

Berth 7

Berth 7 is used for Iron Ore services.

Owned and operated by Karara Mining Pty Ltd.
Contact George Savell
Position Regional Operations Manager
Mobile 0458 002 239
Email george.savell@kararamining.com.au

Specifications and Dimensions

Shiploader luffing/slewing type loader with fixed chute on boom conveyor
One Wharf Gantry 5,000 tph
Air draft 18 m over Lat
Log traverse 196m

Shiploader Attachments Available

  • Iron Ore chute with water sprays and fogging device

Mooring on Berth 7

Berth 7 commenced operational services in October 2012 for panamax Iron Ore vessels port side alongside.

The total mooring line plan requires six headlines and six sternlines plus two reverse springs fore and two after. i.e. six and two at each end.

Note: Berth 7 ships can only berth surge events up to 8 cm however once alongside can remain so during surge up to 12cm.

Electricity

Ships power is available at all berths.

Berth 4 electricity supply (West End Only)

  • Three phase 440 volts AC 50 Hertz & Single Phase 250 volts AC 50 Hertz
  • Berth and access lighting is provided throughout the wharf area

Water

Fresh water is available at all berths except Berth 7.

Average water loading rate 17tph

Port Facilities