After decades of growth, Newcastle coal exports appear to have levelled out

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated January 30 2019 - 4:45am, first published January 29 2019 - 7:30pm
DOMINANT: Coal shipments from Carrington coal terminal (pictured) and the two terminals on Kooragang Island make up the majority of trade through the Port of Newcastle. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

NEWCASTLE exported coal worth an estimated $24 billion last year, with interim figures showing shipments dipping by less than half a percentage point on 2017.


Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood


Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.