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October 09, 2015 8:55 PM ET

Transportation Infrastructure

Company Overview of Port Waratah Coal Services Ltd.

Company Overview

Port Waratah Coal Services Ltd. is engaged in receiving, stockpiling, blending, and loading coal for export in the Port of Newcastle. The company owns and manages Kooragang and Carrington coal terminals. It is engaged in rail receival, stockyards, and shiploading operations. The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Kooragang Island, Australia. Port Waratah Coal Services Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Newcastle Coal Shippers Pty Limited.

Curlew Street

Kooragang Island, NSW 2304


Founded in 1976

356 Employees


61 2 4907 2000


61 2 4907 3000

Key Executives for Port Waratah Coal Services Ltd.

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Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Port Waratah Coal Services Ltd. Key Developments

Port Waratah Coal Services Announces Departure of Michael Harvey as Chairman

Port Waratah Coal Services Limited announced the departure of Michael Harvey as chairman. Since he took on the role in August in 2009, Mr. Harvey has overseen a period of substantial change at Port Waratah.

Union to Meet with Port Waratah Coal Services over Job Cuts

Union officials will sit down with Port Waratah Coal Services management to find out why another 32 redundancies are needed at its Hunter Valley coal terminals. The coal handling operator announced it is shedding contractor jobs, as well as operator and trades roles. It is on top of the 34 redundancies PWCS announced two months ago. The company said demand for coal handling services remains high but it needs to improve efficiency. Cory Wright from the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union said so he does not know why more job cuts are necessary.

Port Waratah Coal Services Moves to Cut 34 Jobs at Newcastle Coal Terminal

Port Waratah Coal Services moves to cut 34 jobs at Newcastle coal terminal. Less than a week after the loss of 100 jobs at a Hunter Valley coal mine, a Newcastle coal handling operator is making more than 30 employees redundant. Port Waratah Coal Services is responsible for loading export coal at its Kooragang and Carrington terminals. PWCS says as it seeks to identify areas of efficiency and opportunities to reduce costs it will make 34 jobs redundant.

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