Hunter Ports

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Hunter Ports is a port development group based in Newcastle, Australia. The company describes itself as an infrastructure-focused entity in the diversified Tinkler Group, which is chaired by mining billionaire Nathan Tinkler. Hunter Ports is currently developing a $2.5 billion coal terminal on the former BHP Steel site on the Hunter River in Newcastle, Australia.[1] The port would ship this coal to Asian markets.[2]

The planned Hunter Ports terminal is subject to state government approval to use the proposed site, may start exports from 2015. Existing coal mines and projects in and around the Hunter Valley, where Rio Tinto Group and Xstrata Plc own mines, would support additional annual exports of 65 million to 90 million tons of coal “if there is the infrastructure".[2]

Contact information

Hunter Ports PO Box 42 Wickham 2293

Board of Directors

Nathan Tinkler, Chairman

Paul Flynn, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Articles and resources


  1. "About" Hunter Ports, accessed November 29, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Tinkler Proposes Competing A$2.5 Billion NSW Coal Terminal" Elisabeth Behrmann, Bloomberg, November 29, 2011.

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