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VIDEO: Port goal to move more than coal

Posted on December 9, 2012

MENTION the commercial activity that goes on in the Port of Newcastle and most people, not surprisingly, will think of coal.

Coal terminal may destroy bird habitat

Posted on July 1, 2012

INTERNATIONALLY recognised bird habitats will be destroyed if Newcastle's fourth coal terminal goes ahead, opponents of the proposal have said. The Newcastle Coal Terminal Action Group, which is made up of 14 of Newcastle's community groups, held a sit…

T4 coal-loader could cost between $4 billion and $5 billion

Posted on June 3, 2012

PORT Waratah Coal Services has authorised the spending of another $60million on its planned T4 coal-loader on Kooragang Island.A company spokesman said the $60million authorised by the PWCS board took the total spending to $110million. The spokesman sa…

Coal blockade stops Newcastle harbour

Posted on April 1, 2012

Hundreds of people took to Australia's Port of Newcastle in kayaks and canoes on Sunday when protest group Rising Tide held its seventh annual blockade of the harbour.

Coal puts Hunter economy in strong position

Posted on August 9, 2011

Asian demand for Hunter coal should shield the region from a global financial crisis that is threatening Europe and the US.Chinese banking officials visited Perth last month and declared the country had $US1 trillion to invest in global resources