Using T-Ports’ innovative form of transhipment is a more cost-effective way to move commodities than conventional exporting using high cost large ports and jetties.
The benefits include:
Port charges are reduced with no berthage, wharfage, tugs, line boats and pilots.
Lower manning and power requirements than conventional exporting systems.
Financial risk is reduced as companies have a smaller footprint in on-shore infrastructure.
T-Ports achieves faster transfer rates than conventional transhippers.
The ports constructed by T-Ports will be multi-user and multi-commodity transhipment ports, with the first at Lucky Bay on Eyre Peninsula and a second under investigation for Yorke Peninsula.
T-Ports offers a flexible solution to moving agricultural commodities such as grain, fertiliser, export hay and, in future, livestock, using the highest standards of food safety. There is ability to expand grain and other farm outputs as the development matures.
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 stationed 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 Sea Transport designed floating harbour terminal technology.
Higher grade parcels of minerals, such as gold, tin, copper, graphite and kaolin, are best suited to T-Ports developments. However, miners are encouraged to contact T-Ports directly to discuss requirements.
Container freight is a growing market for mining, aquaculture and agricultural sectors, saving on-road freight costs and decreasing the time to market.
T-Ports versatile transhipment vessels are also suitable for use as container taxis for the sea. This promises to generates major savings in movement of goods within South Australian waters or interstate, providing a range of potential solutions to other industries.