Coal Facilities Under Development : Westport Harbour

By: Westport Harbour  05-Apr-2012

Coal shipping for new customer, Bathurst Resources Ltd, commenced in November 2011.   Coal is loaded to coastal vessels and shipped to New Plymouth for export.

Westport Harbour and Bathurst Resources are currently developing plans for new facilities to handle large volumes of coal coming from their Buller Coal mines.  It is expected that this will become a major new business for the port over the next five years.

Facilities, including rail loadout, conveying, covered storage and ship loaders are currently being designed.

Other news and updates from Westport Harbour


Kawatiri : Westport Harbour

The beginning of March 2012 sees the slipping of the dredger 'Kawatiri' in Nelson, to carry out necessary out of water maintenance. Included in this work will be the fitting of equipment to upgrade the dredging capabilities of the vessel.


Early start to tuna season (Westport News) : Westport Harbour

There were about 54 boats fishing out of Westport currently and the season was off to an unusually early start, said Talley’s Fisheries’ administrator Lee Robertson. The first catch had come in on December 23 and staff had worked through the Christmas period, minus the statutory holidays, unloading, said Ms Robertson. Ms Robertson said it could also be that the tuna had always been here in December but no one had realised before.