Australia, Port Hedland, 29 June – 02 July 2020

Port Hedland – the highest tonnage port in Australia, mainly iron ore. It used to be the main town but due to red dust pollution South Hedland was built 18 km inland and the majority of people live there now. They also have street art and an art gallery.

I went on a Harbour Tour organised by the Port Hedland Seafarers Centre. An interesting organisation which I never knew existed. The scale of the iron ore tonnages can be seen in the daily movement of these huge ships in and out of the harbour. Iron ore exports last year totalled 515 million tonnes at US$100/tonne that is 51.5 billion dollars every year.


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