Geraldton Expects Strong Cruise Season with 10 Calls
Radiance of the Seas in Geraldton, which is generally the first or last port on Western Australia itineraries.Located some 430 km north of Fremantle, Geraldton is generally the first or last port on Western Australia itineraries. This season, the port is expecting 10 calls, up from four last year, said Joanne Brown, cruise ship and visitor information officer, Geraldton Visitor Centre. Among the new ships calling are Holland America’s Amsterdam, and the Pacific Jewel, fitting the port into its Coral Coast voyage. “The Sea Princess is also visiting Geraldton as part of its Northern Australia Explorer cruise,” said Brown. A tender port, Brown still pointed to Geraldton’s warm welcome pierside by a pool of meet and greet volunteers.
Geraldton port breaks shipping record
ABC reported on July 8, 2013 that developing iron ore mines in Western Australia have caused a record number of tonnes to be exported through the Geraldton Port. In the past financial year, more than 15 million tonnes of cargo was shipped from Geraldton and nearly 11 million tonnes of that was iron ore.
No shiploading at Geraldton Berth No. 5 from 5-10th of may
Geraldton Port Authority has advised that Berth 5 will be unavailable from 1800 hours on Sunday 5 May until 2359 hours on 10 May, due to a plant maintenance shut-down. There will be no shiploading at the berth during this time.Upload News