Port of Newcastle says Hunter needs container fee lifted to allow region to diversify economically

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated May 26 2022 - 3:05am, first published February 24 2020 - 6:00pm
TIME FOR CHANGE: Port of Newcastle chief executive Craig Carmody says disruption to the global coal industry means work needs to start now on a container terminal to help prepare the Hunter for the time when mining is no longer a major part of the economy.

THE Port of Newcastle says the growing global push against coal-fired power makes it all the more important the NSW government drop its opposition to a Newcastle container terminal.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

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