Port of Karumba
Yellow Alert - Port of Karumba
At 0600 hours on the 24th February 2020 the Acting Regional Harbour Master issued a Yellow Alert for the Port of Karumba.
Vessel Operators should take all necessary precautions and follow the Extreme Weather plans for this port. The Extreme Weather Plan is available via the Maritime Safety Queensland website, www.msq.qld.gov.au
The Port of Karumba is located at the mouth of the Norman River in the south-east corner of the Gulf of Carpentaria.
The port provides for general cargo, fuel, fisheries products and the export of live cattle. Karumba also acts as a transhipment port for Mornington Island, other Gulf communities and the Port of Weipa for the majority of the year, with refrigerated semi-trailers bringing goods north to Karumba for transhipment.
New Century Resources has also committed to re-establish transhipment operations through the Port of Karumba. NCR has taken over the Century Mine facilities, both at the port and mine for annual export volumes of 300,000 – 400,000 tonnes over an estimated mine life of 6.5 years.
The company has also negotiated with Ports North to maintain the channel depth over the life-time of the project.