On Tuesday, 6 March 2018, Quattro Ports was one of many businesses to participate in Clean Up Australia Day. Quattro Ports remains committed to promoting and supporting a clean, healthy and sustainable environment with our employees always eager to assist.
In 2009 Gavin Larkin set up R U OK? as a personal project to honour his father, Barry Larkin, who took his own life in 1996. The concept of R U OK? Day, is a national day of action to encourage people to reach out to others who may be struggling.
Today, marks the first of many annual Quattro Ports R U OK? days. Quattro Ports supports the
4 principals of R U OK?:
Stardust Circus Education Unit visited Quattro Ports on Monday, 4 September 2017.
Circus kids are unable to attend normal schools due to their busy travelling schedule, however, they do participate in a program endorsed by NSW education.
The kids were required to ask questions of terminal staff and then write a report on their visit. Quattro Ports were more than happy to take part in helping to improve kids education.
On the 28th and 29th August 2017, NSW Ports Wollongong hosted the 10th annual Regional Ports Summit at the Wollongong Novotel.
With the Port of Port Kembla already being New South Wales’ largest motor vehicle import hub and grain export port as well as catering for a growing range of dry bulk, bulk liquid and general cargo, Paul Scully, MP for Wollongong opened up the conference by saying "the future of the Port of Kembla is bright and full of tremendous opportunity for new business and job opportunities for the Illawarra region".
The two-day Regional Ports event featured 21 guest speakers (including our very own Terminal Manager, Dene Ladmore), a showcase of the latest port developments and key strategies to maximise the efficiency of Australia’s regional ports as well as a tour of Port Kembla.
David Claughton from ABC Rural visited Quattro Ports on Monday, 21 August 2017 for a site tour and interview with Terminal Staff.
Please follow the link below to hear an exert of the interview which commences around the 36 minute mark.
Picture: David Claughton interviewing our Terminal Operator, George Georges.
The new Quattro Ports Port Kembla Grain Terminal has been officially opened by The Hon. Melinda Pavey MP, NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight. Present at the opening was the Mayor of Wollongong, Mr Gordon Bradberry OAM and the CEO of NSW Ports, Ms Marika Calfas.
Mr Simon Barney, Chairman of Quattro Ports said, "The official opening of the grain terminal is the culmination of over 3 years of planning and construction. The grain market and export supply chain has already changed as a result of the competition that we bring. That’s good for farmers and good for the regional economy".
From the turning of the first soil in August 2014 to the loading of the first grain in March 2016, the project has included:
Since March 2016, nearly 700,000 tonnes has been loaded on 19 vessels. Simon Barney said this was "a ’tried and tested’ opening, however, one worth celebrating nonetheless".
The location of the open access terminal provides grain traders and exporters in the New South Wales grain market a more efficient pathway for their Australian grain to be exported to the world and provides more competition along the grain supply chain throughout the grain growing regions of New South Wales.
Quattro Ports also provides the bulk-agri industry with a fertiliser outloading operation, which enables road transport delivering grain to the terminal to load a backload up-country.
Quattro Ports has become an integral part of the Wollongong community with over 120 jobs created or supported by the facilities construction or the terminals operation.
Quattro Ports is a joint venture between Cofco Agri, Qube, Cargill and Emerald Grain.
Quattro Ports commenced fertiliser storage and handling operations within the onsite cargo shed during February 2017.
A new front end loader has been procured as well concrete walls to support the fertiliser stockpile.
The introduction of fertiliser makes Quattro Ports a one stop shop for bulk agri products, where growers can deliver grain and pick up fertiliser.
Since Supporting And Linking Tradeswomen (SALT) started in 2009, it has become slightly easier for women to gain apprenticeships but we still have a long way to go until there are equal opportunities for women in the trades. SALT is a non-profit incorporated organisation, which began to provide a support network for tradeswomen, apprentices and women who wish to enter the trades.
The SALT Australia conference held in Wollongong later this month will see the coming together of tradeswomen from across Australia and overseas to look at what has been done to support them. SALT initiatives are currently unique in the world and the conference aims to continue this work by generate a new and exciting way forward. This is an opportunity for tradeswomen and interested organisations to work together, create new and original concepts backed by tangible action plans. The conference will also showcase suppliers to women in the trades and provide a wonderful opportunity for face-to-face networking.
Wollongong Town Hall, Crown & Kembla Streets, Wollongong NSW 2500
Thursday 11th August 6pm to 9:30pm and
Friday 12th August 8:30am to 4:30pm 2016
The loading of the maiden shipment from the Quattro Ports Port Kembla Grain Terminal has been completed. The vessel Asia Graeca docked on Good Friday and completed loading at 9pm Easter Sunday.
Tony Day, Chairman of Quattro Ports commended the hard work of the Quattro Ports team to achieve such a great result over the Easter long weekend.
"Both our employees and contractors involved over the last couple of weeks have done an excellent job at relatively short notice and under considerable time constraints to get the last few pieces of the puzzle put together."
Quattro Ports currently has a 23,000mt vessel scheduled to commence loading in the middle of April with another at the start of May.
The Quattro Ports Shipping Stem as well as the Port Terminal Services Agreement and Port Loading Protocols are now on the website and will be updated regularly.
Please note: The Quattro Ports Shipping Stem may not include other shipping allocated to the berth by NSW Ports or AAT. Clients are encouraged to check the NSW Ports website, currently www.nswportskembla.com.au and/or the AAT website, currently www.aat.auz.biz for other shipping allocations.
Follow the link below to access the Quattro Ports Shipping Stem: