Future Mining Leaders Get Firsthand Look at Port Operations in Burnie

This week, an exciting collaboration between TasPorts, TasRail, and the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) saw thirteen university students visit the Port of Burnie.


04 July 2024

These students, all recipients of AusIMM Education Endowment Fund scholarships, had the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the workings of a major port facility. This return visit was arranged following a highly regarded visit by the 2023 scholarship group.

The participants, who are pursuing various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in mining, civil and chemical engineering, geology, and earth sciences, toured the port to enhance their understanding of port operations, especially as they relate to the handling and transport of mineral and forestry products.

The focus was on the logistical and operational challenges involved in managing the flow of mineral and woodchip resources. Students observed the loading and unloading processes, storage solutions, and the technologies employed to ensure efficient and safe handling of materials.

AusIMM, the peak body for professionals in the resources sector, played a crucial role in organising this tour. With a global community spanning 100+ countries, AusIMM supports professionals across all mining disciplines. The AusIMM Education Endowment Fund is a key part of this support, offering scholarships that help foster the next generation of industry leaders.

TasPorts involvement underscores its commitment to supporting education and professional development in the resources sector. By opening its operations to students, TasPorts aims to foster a greater understanding of the industry's logistics while inspiring the future leaders of mining and engineering.

We extend our gratitude to the TasPorts North West Operations team and our colleagues at TasRail for facilitating this informative port tour.