NCIG Coal Export Terminal

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The NCIG coal export terminal is a major coal export terminal in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. The terminal, located near the mouth of the Hunter River[1], was built by a consortium of coal companies, the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group, to facilitate an expansion of coal exports from Port of Newcastle, the world's largest coal export port. Inaugurated in 2010 and expanded in 2013, NCIG's terminal is the newest of three coal export terminals at Newcastle; the other two are Carrington Coal Terminal and Kooragang Coal Terminal, both operated by Port Waratah Coal Services.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group
  • Annual Capacity (Tonnes): 66 million
  • Status: Existing


The first phase of the NCIG terminal project, capable of exporting 30 million tons of coal a year, was approved in 2007 and began commercial operations in May 2010.[2] The second phase, completed in June 2013, increased the terminal's installed capacity to 66 metric tons per annum. NCIG exports thermal, and on occassion, metallurgical coal from the Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Gloucester, Gunnedah and Western Coalfields to destinations around the world.[3]

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  1. "Site: Aerial View of NCIG Terminal", Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group website, accessed January 2015.
  2. "About the Project", Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group media release, May 3, 2010.
  3. "Operations", Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group website, accessed January 2015.

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