Dry Bulk facilities are provided to cater for the loading and discharging of concentrate, peat, coal, grain, animal feedstuffs, fertilizer, ecocem (furnace slag) cement fines, etc.
Five mobile cranes 1 x 104 tonnes and 4 x 64 tonnes operate in this area. Cranes are capable of hook, spreader and grab work. In addition there is one 1 x 20 tonne capacity electric portal grabbing crane. Conveyors and shoppers are also available for dry bulk cargoes.
A conveyor and ship loading facility connects the Alexandra Terminals storage shed to vessels on the Dry Bulk Jetty in Alexandra Basin for the loading-out of lead and zinc concentrate. Privately owned storage for up to 100,000 tonnes of grain, animal feed, etc. is available locally.
Break Bulk accounts for less than 1% of total throughput and is catered for on the northside of the Port. The main commodities in this area are newsprint, linerboard and plasterboard.