Description of Conduct

On 10 January 2014 the RG Tanna Coal Export Terminal Producers (the Applicants) applied for authorisation to:
-collectively discuss and negotiate with Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited (GPC) the terms and conditions, including price, of coal handling agreements and port services agreements which relate to the RG Tanna and Barney Point coal export terminals, the shipping channels and associated infrastructure at the Port of Gladstone and any facilities owned by GPC which are necessary for GPC to operate and manage the Port of Gladstone
-enter into and give effect to contracts, arrangements or understandings regarding the agreements with GPC (or any future owner or operator of the channel infrastructure or the terminals).

On 16 April 2014 the ACCC issued a final determination granting authorisation for a period of 16 years until 8 May 2030.

A copy of the ACCC's determination is available by following the links below.


  • Anglo American Australia Limited
  • BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
  • Cockatoo Coal Limited
  • Glencore Coal Investments Australia Pty Limited
  • Idemitsu Australia Resources Pty Ltd
  • Jellinbah Resources Pty Ltd
  • Rio Tinto Coal Australia Pty Ltd
  • Sojitz Coal Mining Pty Ltd
  • Wesfarmers Resources Ltd
  • Yancoal Australia Ltd

Authorisation number(s)

  • A91405