Freight Transport in New South Wales

New South Wales has six commercial sea ports spreading from the Port of Yamba in the north, to the Port of Eden in the south. The Port of Yamba is situated at the mouth of the Clarence River and handles a range of imports and exports. It services the Northern River and New England regions. Travelling south around 500 kilometres you’ll find the Newcastle Port, which is Australia’s oldest export port. Newcastle Harbour services the Hunter Valley, known for its natural resources, in particular coal, which accounts for more than 90% of its export in mass.

The Beautiful Sydney Harbour

The famous Sydney Harbour lies 160km south of Newcastle and is one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge is a popular tourist attraction and is the world’s largest steel arch bridge. It is 1149 metres long and 52,800 tonnes of steel was used to build it. The bridge was built by 1400 men and took 8 years to build, costing $4.2 million altogether. Sydney Harbour caters for an unparalleled mix of commercial shipping and recreational boating within 10 kilometres from each other.

Just over 20 kilometres south lies Port Botany, Australia’s largest container port. Until 1960, international shipping facilities were located in Port Jackson, but this port was not able to cater for the cargo that was then beginning to be transported in containers. It was recommended that a new port be built, which resulted in two container terminals in the north and a bulk liquid wharf and storage area to the south.



Bustling Ports in Southern NSW

Port Kembla serves the south western parts of New South Wales and this is where the coal mined in these parts is taken for export. Its trade also includes grain exports. Port Kembla includes motor vehicle and container imports as well as general cargo. The southern most port in New South Wales, the Port of Eden, is located close to the Victorian border. Being a popular tourist region, the Port of Eden is growing quickly as a cruise destination.

Metropolitan and Regional Rail Network

New South Wales has an extensive rail network with about 6,400 kilometres of operational rail. There are several networks, including the Country Regional Network, the NSW Interstate, Hunter Valley and Metropolitan Freight Networks and the Metropolitan Passenger Network. New South Wale’s railways first became operational in 1831 in Newcastle and was used to service a coal mine.

Sydney International Airport

Sydney Airport is located on the east coast of New South Wales, just north of Botany Bay and is the busiest airport in Australia. In 2016 alone, the airport was used by 43 million passengers, which is an average of around 114,000 passengers per day. It has one international, two domestic and seven cargo terminals. Sydney airport handles more than 517,000 tonnes of air freight every year. Exports include fresh, chilled or frozen perishables and imports typically include manufactured items such as car parts and computers.

Professional Freight Services

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Locations We Service in NSW

Locations We Service in New South Wales

Albury
Armidale Regional
Ballina
Balranald
Bathurst Regional
Bega Valley
Bellingen
Berrigan
Blacktown
Bland
Blayney
Blue Mountains
Bogan Bourke
Brewarrina
Broken Hill
Byron
Cabonne
Camden
Campbelltown
Canterbury-Bankstown

Carrathool
Central Coast
Central Darling
Cessnock
Clarence Valley
Cobar
Coffs Harbour
Coolamon

Coonamble
Cowra
Dungog
Edward River
Eurobodalla
Fairfield
Federation
Forbes
Gilgandra
Glen Innes Severn
Goulburn Mulwaree
Greater Hume Shire
Griffith
Gundagai
Gunnedah
Gwydir
Hawkesbury
Hay
Hilltops
Hornsby
Inverell
Junee
Kempsey
Kiama
Kyogle
Lachlan
Lake Macquarie
Leeton

Lismore
Lithgow
Liverpool
Liverpool Plains
Lockhart
Maitland
Mid-Coast
Mid-Western Regional
Moree Plains
Murray River
Murrumbidgee
Muswellbrook
Nambucca
Narrabri
Narrandera
Narromine
Newcastle
Northern Beaches
Oberon
Orange
Parkes
Penrith
Port Macquarie-Hastings
Port Stephens
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional
Richmond Valley
Shellharbour
Shoalhaven

Singleton
Snowy Monaro Regional
Snowy Valleys
Sutherland Shire
Sydney
Unincorporated
Upper Hunter Shire
Upper Lachlan Shire
Uralla
Wagga Wagga
Walcha
Walgett
Warren
Warrumbungle Shire
Weddin
Wentworth
Western Plains Regional
Wingecarribee
Wollondilly
Wollongong
Yass Valley
Tamworth Regional
Temora
Tenterfield
The Hills Shire
Tweed

Albury
Armidale Regional
Ballina
Balranald
Bathurst Regional
Bega Valley
Bellingen
Berrigan
Blacktown
Bland
Blayney
Blue Mountains
Bogan Bourke
Brewarrina
Broken Hill
Byron
Cabonne
Camden
Campbelltown
Canterbury-Bankstown
Carrathool
Central Coast
Central Darling
Cessnock
Clarence Valley
Cobar
Coffs Harbour
Coolamon
Coonamble
Cowra
Dungog
Edward River
Eurobodalla
Fairfield
Federation
Forbes
Gilgandra
Glen Innes Severn
Goulburn Mulwaree
Greater Hume Shire
Griffith
Gundagai
Gunnedah
Gwydir
Hawkesbury
Hay
Hilltops
Hornsby
Inverell
Junee
Kempsey
Kiama
Kyogle
Lachlan
Lake Macquarie
Leeton
Lismore
Lithgow
Liverpool
Liverpool Plains
Lockhart
Maitland
Mid-Coast
Mid-Western Regional
Moree Plains
Murray River
Murrumbidgee
Muswellbrook
Nambucca
Narrabri
Narrandera
Narromine
Newcastle
Northern Beaches
Oberon
Orange
Parkes
Penrith
Port Macquarie-Hastings
Port Stephens
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional
Richmond Valley
Shellharbour
Shoalhaven
Singleton
Snowy Monaro Regional
Snowy Valleys
Sutherland Shire
Sydney
Unincorporated
Upper Hunter Shire
Upper Lachlan Shire
Uralla
Wagga Wagga
Walcha
Walgett
Warren
Warrumbungle Shire
Weddin
Wentworth
Western Plains Regional
Wingecarribee
Wollondilly
Wollongong
Yass Valley
Tamworth Regional
Temora
Tenterfield
The Hills Shire
Tweed