Using T-Ports’ innovative form of transhipment is a more cost-effective way to move commodities than conventional exporting using high cost deep-water ports and jetties.

The benefits of transhipment

Reduced port charges

Transhipment involves using smaller feeder vessels.

Faster transfers

T-Ports achieves faster transfer rates than convenational transhippers.

Financial safety

Financial risk is reduced as companies have a smaller footprint in on-shore infrastructure.

Lower requirements

Lower manning and power requirements than conventional export systems.


Transhipment offers mineral exports a low cost, low risk and environmentally responsible logistics solution. T-Ports developments place ports near the product, enabling shallow draft transhipment vessels to transfer minerals from a small harbour close to the mine site to an ocean-going vessel anchored offshore.

T-Ports is well positioned to move mining commodities from the Eyre Peninsula region, South Australia and globally. While Lucky Bay’s development has been based on agricultural product, it is easily expandable to allow exports of local minerals for bulk exports of ore using floating harbour terminal technology.

T-Ports can deliver port and transhipment design and operations that cater for a wide range of agricultural and mineral logistical supply chain solutions including (but not limited to), iron ore, graphite, kaolin, sand, fertiliser, timber/woodchips, grain. We can tailor port and transhipment vessel designs according to the economic requirements of varied projects. These can cater for a wide range of capacity up to 35 million tonnes per annum where required.

Miners are encouraged to contact T-Ports directly to discuss their requirements.

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