Latin American Ambassadors Visit Port of Hay Point (Australia)
On Friday, 1 November, a group of six Ambassadors from Latin American countries visited the Port of Hay Point. The visit was part of a wider visit to the Mackay region hosted by Trade & Investment Queensland, an arm of the Queensland Government.
The Ambassadors were all impressed by the scale of the Port and the two operating terminals. They were keen to discuss a range of relevant topics and issues including:
• the economic contribution of the Port to the local region;
• the logistics of organising rail shipments of coal from different mines located several hundred kilometres from the Port;
• impacts of the Port and associated infrastructure on the amenity of neighbouring communities;
• dredging related to operating adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park;
• the nature of coal exported from the Port and export destinations; and
• forecasts for the global coal export market.
The Ambassadors departed Mackay with not only a much richer understanding of the region, but also a deeper knowledge of the very important role that the Port of Hay Point plays in supporting the region’s economy.
Press Release, November 25, 2013