A platform for commodities, industry and logistics
Commercial ports, railway stock and marine fleets as well as storage facilities provide the Alliance with the ability to extend services to customers and support the delivery of its own value-added activities.
The GFG Alliance companies own and manage the Whyalla port in South Australia, and three ports in the UK, two on the River Usk in South Wales and a facility in Blyth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
The Whyalla port services SIMEC’s iron ore mines and Liberty’s steel facilities in South Australia. The facility caters for inbound raw materials, storage and blending of iron ore for export, and the loading of transhipping vessels with export iron ore. Significant upgrades completed in 2013 saw the installation of state-of-theart equipment – including a new high-capacity shiploader and negative pressure storage sheds – enabling the mining business’ export capacity to more than double to ~13mtpa. The facility has also garnered interest for its potential to cater for third-party access.
The UK ports are equipped with specialist heavy duty gantry cranes for handling steel and other products and can achieve a high output performance, crucial to their ability in being able to turn vessels round quickly.
The Alliance’s companies also have a railway fleet which transports materials and goods to various manufacturing locations within the United Kingdom.
The Group’s shipping division assists both external and internal clients with logistics services and supply chain management solutions.