8 Nov 2023

Port of Mackay trade has powered past one million tonnes of throughput in the first quarter of the 2023/24 financial year, a first for the publicly owned port.

From July to September 2023 a combination of high sugar (335,000 tonnes) and grain (139,000 tonnes) exports and strong fuel trade (550,000 tonnes) produced a 25% increase on the same period in the previous financial year (2023/24 1.1 million tonnes; 2022/23 890,000 tonnes).

The milestone solidifies the port authority’s position as a strong contributor to the Queensland economy and local jobs.

The achievement is an endorsement of the strength and diversity of our region.

The Port of Mackay, with its strategic central location, multi-cargo capability, and well-established regional connections, serves as a global gateway for the agricultural and mining industries.

With almost half of Queensland’s trade flowing through our four ports, we play a pivotal role in facilitating trade, enabling local economic growth, and contributing to state and national prosperity.

Beyond its significance for the port, the achievement is one to celebrate for the community and economy.

The consistently strong results in throughput are a testament to the dedication and hard work of our people and port partners who keep trade flowing safely and efficiently.

We are advancing our shared vision to become global leaders in sustainable facilitation of port trade.

For further information on tonnage volumes for the Port of Mackay, visit NQBP’s Throughputs page.

NQBP is a Queensland Government-owned corporation responsible for the ports of Mackay, Abbot Point, Hay Point, and Weipa in far north Queensland.

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Image: PAC Achernar entering the Port of Mackay to load grain for ETG at the GrainCorp terminal.

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation contact:

Amanda Blines | Senior Advisor Brand and Communications
0439 703 330 | [email protected]