Port of Geelong
Port Commerce

Geelong Port is governed by Victorian Regional Channels Authority, and the Victorian Ports manages Geelong Port and Western Port (near Melbourne).

Geelong Port manages 14 berths in the port and about 90 hectares of land. GrainCorp provides storage, logistics, and marketing of grain and free-flowing commodities like wood chips, minerals, fertilizers, stock feed pellets, and clinker cement. Export of grains dropped dramatically from 1.1 million tons in 2006 to only 250 thousand tons in 2007 due to a severe regional drought.

The bulk grain pier has two berths of 201 meters with alongside depth of 10.5 and 12.3 meters and mooring dolphins at each berth. Cargo-handling equipment at this pier can handle 1000 tons of wood chips and 2500 tons of wheat an hour.

Geelong Port’s Corio Quay South Berth 1 is 183 meters long with alongside depth of 11 meters and one mooring dolphin. Berth No. 1 has two railway lines cast into the wharf deck, and it has a cargo shed and loading terminal ramp. Corio Quay South No. 1 has 3800 square meters of main shed and 1050 square meters of canopy storage for general cargo.

Corio Quay North Berths 1 and 2 are a combined 375 meters long with 11 meters alongside. Berth 1 has about 6500 square meters of storage space, and Berth 2 has a 2700 square meter cargo shed. Berths 1 and 2 have a dry bulk loader with a capacity to handle 1000 wood chips per hour. Geelong Port’s Corio Quay North Bert 3 is 161 meters long with alongside depth of 11 meters and a mooring dolphin. Berth 3 has a 2600 square meter cargo shed. Berth 3 has a 2670 square meter (including office and amenities) storage shed for general cargo, and Berth 2 has a 2788 square meter (including office and amenities) storage shed for general cargo. Corio Quay West has 1490 square meters of storage, exclusively for AMOSC, for general cargo.

The pier at Geelong Port’s Point Wilson is 168 meters long with alongside depth of 12.3 meters and two mooring dolphins. The facility at Point Wilson handles only dangerous and explosive cargoes.

Refinery Pier Berth 1 is about 213 meters long with alongside depth of 12.3 meters and four inshore mooring dolphins. Refinery Pier Berth 2 is about 213 meters long with alongside depth of 12.3 meters and three inshore mooring dolphins. Refinery Pier Berth 3 is about 275 meters long with alongside depth of 12.3 meters and two inshore mooring dolphins. Refinery Pier Bert 4 is 275 meters long with alongside depth of 12.3 meters and two mooring dolphins.

The wharf for Geelong Port’s Lascelles Berth 1 is 185 meters long and 17 meters wide. It has alongside depth of 12.3 meters and two mooring dolphins. Its equipment includes an acid receival system. Lascelles Berths 2 and 3 are 436 meters and 30 meters wide with alongside depth of 12.3 meters. The self-discharge facility has cargo receival capacity for 3000 tons per hour, and it is equipped with a truck loading facility. The Lascelles Berth 1 has a storage shed covering 8500 square meters, including three cargo storage bays with overhead feed conveyor system. Berth 2 has a 6900 square meter storage shed with three cargo storage bays with overhead feed conveyor system. Storage sheds on both Berth 1 and 2 are for the exclusive use of Incitec Pivot Fertilizers.

Geelong Port markets and handles much of Australia’s wool clip. Vessels calling at port carry crude and refined petroleum, meat, steel, grains, and motor vehicles and parts.

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