||Australia : Handover complete for the Port of Ashburton
||Pilbara Ports Authority has added new cargo capacity to its ranks with the final handover of the State's newest port, the Port of Ashburton.
Located 12 kilometres south-west of Onslow, the port's foundation construction was funded by the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project under a State Development Agreement.
The port includes 312 hectares of common-user area, an infrastructure corridor and 250 square kilometres of port waters.
In October 2017, the commencement of LNG exports from the facility marked the transfer of the channel and navigation areas to Pilbara Ports Authority's management.
The remaining port infrastructure has now transferred to Pilbara Ports Authority, and will be re-developed from a construction support facility to a general cargo port.
Once cargo is ready, the port will operate as a common-user facility to support trade and industry throughout the region. Pilbara Ports Authority currently oversees operations at the Port of Ashburton, Port of Dampier and Port of Port Hedland. Future multi-user ports are being planned at Balla Balla, Cape Preston East and Anketell.
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