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.
- A Maritime Industry Overview
- The Port Botany Expansion project
- A Daily Shipping Schedule for Port Botany & Sydney Harbour
- Download your port and pilot charges schedules at Sydney Ports
- The NSW government Promotes safe waterways and supports the maritime community
Publications & Reports
- Marine Safety Regulation for commercial vessels
- Safety information for recreational boat users sailing in proximity to trading vessels
- NSW Port Safety Operating Licences
Organisations and Contacts
- NSW Government, Maritime- Ports and Shipping
- Sydney Ports: NSW’s largest port and only container terminal
- Port Kembla, one of NSW’s three major ports
- The Port of Newcastle, one of the largest coal exporting ports in the world
- Links as per Regulations page
- Links as per Statistics page