There are few businesses in Newcastle that have a history stretching back 200 years, but Newcastle’s Port has clocked up more than two centuries in the region.
Established in 1799, the port has been trading in coal ever since. Run by the Port of Newcastle, it is now the largest port on the east coast of Australia.
It handles more than 25 different cargoes and 2,258 ship visits per annum. There are 20 operational berths and the main channel reaches a depth of 15.2 metres.
But the real secret to the success of the Port of Newcastle is not just its facilities, but the people who keep the day-to-day operations running smoothly.
Watch the story of this Hunter-based organisation.
The series 20/20: Looking Back, Moving Forward has been produced by creative agency Out Of The Square Media in partnership with the Newcastle Herald. The initiative highlights the success of veteran Hunter businesses. Read more here.
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