Port Hedland is located in the Pilbara Region, approximately 1,600 kilometres from Western Australia’s capital city of Perth.
The Port of Port Hedland is defined as that piece of water within a radius of 10 nautical miles off Hunt Point Beacon (No. 47). This area is shown on Chart AUS 53 as the “Port Limit”.
The Port of Port Hedland serves the mining and pastoral industries of the Pilbara region. Iron Ore continues to be the dominant export trade but salt, manganese, chromite, feldspar, copper concentrates and livestock are also shipped from the Port. The Port became the first Port in Australia to exceed 100 million tonnes in a single year (2005/2006 financial year), and future record tonnages are expected.
There are nine berths operating within the inner harbour, three of which are owned and operated by the Port Authority and four owned and operated by BHP Billiton Iron Ore. Of the four BHP Billiton Iron Ore berths, two are located at Nelson Point and two are located at Finucane Island. The remaining two berths are located at Anderson Point and are owned and operated by The Pilbara Infrastructure Group (a subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group).
The Port Authority will commence construction of its fourth berth in 2008 bringing to total number of berths to ten.
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