RG Tanna Coal Terminal

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RG Tanna Coal Terminal is a coal export terminal within the Port of Gladstone in central Queensland, Australia, owned by the Queensland Ports Corporation. With four berths and three ship loaders, the port currently has an annual capacity of 75 million tonnes (mt). Future plans for a fifth berth and fourth ship loader could increase the terminal's annual capacity to 90-100 mt.[1]

In 2017 RG Tanna Coal Terminal had a throughput of 59.8 million tonnes (mt), and 62.6 mt in 2016.[2]


The RG Tanna terminal is part of the larger Port of Gladstone complex, which also includes the newly constructed Wiggins Island Coal Terminal that replaced the Barney Point Coal Terminal in 2015.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Gladstone Ports Corporation
  • Annual Capacity (Tonnes): 75 million
  • Status: Operating


Originally known as Clinton Coal Facility, the RG Tanna Coal Terminal was approved for construction in 1976-77 when BHP Co Ltd advised it had secured long term contracts for the sale of coking coal to Japanese steel mills. In its first full year of operation in 1980-81, the terminal exported 4.3 million tons of coal. Today the terminal has the capacity to load 6000 tons of coal per hour and process 75 million tons per year.[3] In a port guide, the Ports Corporation states that coal exported from the terminal originates from the Blackwater, Ensham, Moura, Gregory, Kestrel, Jellinbah, Curragh, Yarrabee, Oaky Creek, Cook, Rolleston, Minerva and Baralaba mines, and is transported by rail via either the Moura or Blackwater Line.[4]

Articles and Resources


  1. "Gladstone Ports Corporation 50-Year Strategic Plan", Gladstone Ports Corporation, July 2012, page 7.
  2. "Annual report," Gladstone Ports Corporation, Sep 30, 2017
  3. "History of GPC" Gladstone Ports Corporation website, accessed January 2015.
  4. "Port of Gladstone Information Handbook", March 2011, pages 13 and 14.

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