Newcastle Port Corporation - Authorisation - A91072 - A91074


Newcastle Port Corporation (NPC) is seeking authorisation for a proposed system (the Proposed System) to address the imbalance between the demand for coal loading services at the Port of Newcastle and the capacity of the Hunter Valley coal chain in 2008. Newcastle Port Corporation has indicated that the Proposed System is, in all material respects, consistent with the Medium Term Capacity Balancing System (CBS) currently in effect but due to exprire on 31 December 2007.

NPC requested urgent interim authorisation due to the pending expiration of the authorisation of the current CBS.

On 20 December 2007, the ACCC decided to grant interim authorisation to NPC's application.

On 29 February 2008, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation until 31 December 2008. The closing date for calling a pre-decision conference is 14 March 2008, and the closing date for submissions in response to the draft determination in 17 March 2008.


  • Newcastle Port Corporation

Authorisation number(s)

  • A91072
  • A91073
  • A91074

Submissions - before draft decision

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Submissions - after draft decision