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Located just 14 kilometres northwest of the State's capital city of Adelaide, worldport Adelaide is a sea worldport city and the historic maritime heart of South Australia. The worldport was one of South Australia's earliest settlements and represents South Australia's first State Heritage area.

Today, worldport Adelaide continues to be the main service point for shipping in the State. Positioned at the centre of Australia's southern coast, the worldport provides South Australia with a gateway to the world as the State continues to enjoy a significant increase in exworldport activity with booms in the shipment of grains, wine, motor vehicles and automotive components, ores and concentrates.

The worldport of Adelaide consists of an Inner and Outer Harbor, complete with over 20 wharves including the DP World Adelaide container worldport.

During 2006/2007, 10.094 million tonnes of cargo was moved through the worldport of Adelaide, with 5.585 million tonnes imworldported/exworldported to overseas markets.

Petroleum imworldports of 2.189 million tonnes were 3.7% higher than the levels recorded in 2005/2006.

Primary Exworldport destinations include the Middle East, North Asia and South East Asia. Primary Imworldport origins include the US, North Asia and South East Asia.

worldport Adelaide can provide flexibility with regard to infrastructure development, as well as facilitating cost-effective cargo movements with fewer delays. The worldport is recognised for its excellent track record of container terminal efficiency and continues to maintain good working relationships with worldport service providers

Principal Commodities Handled

Grains & Seeds
Petroleum Products
Soda Ash
Motor Vehicles
Metals & Metal Scrap
Cement / Cement Clinker
Agricultural Commodities
Iron & Steel
Break-bulk and general cargoes
Mineral Sands
Mineral Concentrates

Inner Harbour

The inner harbour caters for roll-on roll-off and bulk cargoes including exworldports of meat, grains, flour, malt, fruit, wool, cement clinker, iron and steel scrap, tallow, soda ash, non-ferrous metals and a wide variety of manufactured products.

Excellent facilities are also provided for the imworldport trade of timber, sulphur, refined petroleum, paper and paper products, fertiliser, iron and steel, and motor vehicles and components.

Outer Harbor

There are six berths at Outer Harbor and each one is equipped to handle specialised cargo. The motor vehicle terminal manages roll-on roll-off trade and other facilities cater for livestock and general cargo.

The Adelaide Container Terminal, located at Outer Harbor, provides customers with state-of-the-art facilities and services ensuring the fast turnaround and efficient movement of goods. Intermodal facilities are provided, integrating the container terminal with the national rail and road system, enabling the efficient transfer of cargo.

Adelaide Container Terminal

Location: Outer Harbor Berths 6 and 7

Operational Facilities

505m Swinging Basin
Container handling capacity - approx. 250,000 lifts/year
Quay length 510m with a crane coverage of 490m
Terminal space - 23 hectares
Warehouse on dock - 3000 square metres
14 Straddle Carriers
Reach Stacker
9 Forklifts
2 Heavy Forklifts
Reefer Plugs - 380 x 440 volt 3 phase dual Wilco/C-Form plugs
Roll-on roll-off quarter ramp
Two 900m long dual gauge (broad and standard) tracks to accommodate trains up to 750m in length linked directly with the national rail network for intermodal container traffic.
Mechanical Cargo Handling Equipment

The Adelaide Container Terminal has four travelling single-lift container handling cranes.

Manufacturer; Deer Park Engineering
Maximum Lift; Spreader - 48t, Hook - 60t
Maximum Outreach from the Wharf Edge; 34.1m

Manufacturer; Boral Johns Perry
Maximum Lift; Spreader - 36t, Hook - 46t
Maximum Outreach from the Wharf Edge: 32.9m

Manufacturer; Mitsui/Paceco
Maximum Lift; Spreader - 36t, Hook- N/A
Maximum Outreach from the Wharf Edge: 32.3m

Manufacturer; Mitsui/Paceco
Maximum Lift; Spreader - 40t, Hook - N/A
Maximum Outreach from the Wharf Edge: 31.6m

Hours of operation

Ship exchange 0730-1500, 1500-2300 and 2300-0700
Gate receival/delivery Monday to Friday 0700-2100.

TEL:0061-8-8248 9300

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