Port Taranaki

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Port Taranaki is in Taranaki Region, New Zealand. It is owned and operated by Port Taranaki Limited, a business owned by Taranaki Regional Council.

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The port, which is located on the west coast of the North Island, is set to export coal from Bathurst Resources coal mines on the West Coast. Coal from the Pike River mine, which closed following a November 2010 mine explosion which killed 29 people, was previously exported through the port.[1]

Project Details

  • Operator: Port Taranaki Limited
  • Location: Taranaki Region, New Zealand
  • Coal Capacity (Million tonnes per annum): 5
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Exports
  • Source of Coal: Bathurst Resources coal mines on the West Coast, NZ

Contact details

Website: http://www.porttaranaki.co.nz/

Articles and Resources


  1. John Anthony, "Port Taranaki clinches coal deal", Taranaki Daily News, January 31, 2012.

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