The Port of Geraldton and Oakajee
Located in the heart of the city of Geraldton, the port is 424 kilometres north of Perth, 1,340 kilometres south of Port Hedland and 990 kilometres west of Kalgoorlie. Geraldton Port Authority (GPA) manages the port, a company owned but not part of the WA State Government. The GPA is governed by the Board of Directors appointed by the Minister for Transport. The Board engages and manages the GPA staff at the port.
It is the GPA’s job to facilitate trade, to control the port, to make sure safety comes first and operates efficiently, to look after the port’s land and its built environment – and protect the natural environment surrounding the port. The GPA must always act commercially and endeavour to make profits.
The port handles iron ores, grains, fuels, metals, mineral sands, talc, garnet and fertilisers. As industry grows strongly in the Mid West and beyond - rail, train wagons and wind turbines appear on our wharves bound inland. Geraldton’s Fishing Boat Harbour is in the midst of a renaissance – fishing boat services reinvent themselves for the oil and gas industries further north.
Trade growth has seen Geraldton port move from a five million tonne per annum port five years ago to reach 10 million tonnes for the first time last financial year. Strong growth is set to turn into stronger growth as iron ore ramps up in 2012. Today’s ten million tonne port will be 2014’s fifteen million tonne port. With the addition of Oakajee to the GPA portfolio, the Ports of Geraldton & Oakajee become the Mid West’s sixty million tonne gateway to opportunity.
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