Port of Portland
Portland, the Glenelg Shire and surrounding region are well served by the only deep water port between Melbourne and Adelaide providing a vital and growing trade link for south eastern Australia.
Its close proximity to coastal and international shipping lanes, combined with the safe, sheltered deepwater approaches, offers shippers speedy and unimpeded access to the harbour.
The Port mainly caters for the berthing of most types of bulk and general cargo vessels. The berths consist of five common user berths and a dedicated berth for Portland Aluminium.
The Port is owned and operated by the Port of Portland Pty Ltd and is the international gateway for the Green Triangle Region, an area blessed with an abundance of natural resources.
The Port specialises in bulk commodities, particularly agricultural, forestry and mining products as well as aluminium and fertiliser. It has approximately six million tonnes in annual throughput.
The export trade includes grain, woodchips, logs, aluminium ingots and livestock, while import commodities are alumina, liquid pitch and fertiliser products.
The Port's close proximity to shipping lanes and deep-water approaches provides unimpeded access right to the entrance of the harbour basin.
The Port is served by both road and rail systems, which bypass the City of Portland to allow 24-hour access.