SIMEC’s Whyalla Port doubles handling capacity

> 3rd September, 2020

SIMEC and port operator Qube have demonstrated their long-term commitment to the Whyalla Port operations with the installation of a second Mobile Harbour Crane (MHC), doubling the port’s handling capacity.

The state-of-the-art port handling equipment complements Qube’s existing crane, which was delivered in 2019. It can handle the import/export of a variety of commodities, mining consumables and project-based equipment.

The doubling of handling capacity will make Whyalla Port one of the most competitive ports in the region, further enhancing its appeal to any third parties seeking a capable and competitive operation through which to transport their materials.

SIMEC Mining Executive Managing Director, Matt Reed, said the new crane was testament to Whyalla as a strong industrial gateway for South Australia.

“Since opening the port to third-party operators, we have seen it become an integral part of supply chains across South Australia,” he said.

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