Sea Transport is critical to Australia as an island nation. It links our products to overseas markets and allows us access to goods produced elsewhere. In fact, 99% of Australia’s international exports and imports travel via sea.

New South Wales’ primary sea exports by weight and value are mineral fuels, grains, wood, metals and metal ores, and petroleum/petrochemical products. Fresh meat and beverages also make the list of top exports by value.

Top sea imports include building materials, some metals, sugar, confectionery and other manufacturing inputs.

The importance of sea transport to Australia is being recognised through major port infrastructure upgrades across the country. This includes channel deepening in Adelaide and Melbourne, and the building of a new container terminal in Sydney.

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