PON's vision is to become Australia's first-choice East Coast port, able to accommodate, attract and grow a diverse trade base in an efficient, sustainable and innovative manner.
With trade worth about $37 billion to the national economy each year, PON enables Australian businesses to successfully compete in international markets.
The port currently handles over 4,600 ship movements and 166 million tonne's of cargo annually. With a deep-water shipping channel operating at 50% of its capacity, significant port land available and enviable access to national rail and road infrastructure, PON is positioned to further underpin the future prosperity of the Hunter, NSW and Australia.
By becoming the first port in Australia or New Zealand to commit to meeting the global environment and sustainability standard set by EcoPorts and through setting a Science Based Target below 1.5 degrees and developing a Net Zero by 2040 strategy, The Port of Newcastle is leading the shipping industry to a more sustainable future, both within Australia and abroad, driving the principles of sustainability throughout its operations, internal culture and the way it engages with customers and communities