TasRail Shiploader Project


Port of Burnie

Current Phase


Project history

With the current TasRail shiploader at the Port of Burnie nearing the end of its economic life, the Australian Government, Tasmanian Government and TasRail have worked together to progress its replacement. The project has been funded by the Australian Government, with $64 million put towards design and construction of a new bulk minerals shiploader

The new shiploader will feature higher levels of reliability, contemporary environmental and safety standards and approximately double the average load rate per hour. It will link directly with TasRails’ train services, providing the mining industry with a fully integrated, end-to-end export supply chain.

You can find more information on the TasRail shiploader project on the TasRail website.

The new shiploader and expanded export facility will dramatically increase productivity and reliability, contemporary environmental and safety standards at the Port of Burnie.

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