China coal 'ban' still impacting on the Hunter, but long-term concern is Japan's 2050 carbon-neutral target

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated April 14 2021 - 1:28pm, first published November 2 2020 - 6:00pm
FULL MEASURE: Despite years of hype over the decline of coal, exports through Newcastle have generally increased on an annual basis, but shipments through the bigger of the port's two loader companies, PWCS, are down by 5 per cent in the year to the end of October.

THE latest monthly statistics from coal loader company Port Waratah Coal Services show exports from its Kooragang Island and Carrington terminals are down by 5 per cent to the end of October, compared with 2019.


Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood


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