Ships moored off Hay Point waiting to be loaded with coal.
Ships moored off Hay Point waiting to be loaded with coal. Tony Martin

REVEALED: The origin of dozens of foreign ships off Mackay

A GROWING multicultural community of cargo carriers has been gathering off Mackay's coastline for months - but where are they all from?

Marine Traffic Global Ship Tracking Intelligence data reveals there are currently 44 ships anchored in Mackay waters having travelled from China, Canada, Japan, Korea, the Caribbean, Panama, Hong Kong, Malta, Liberia, Italy, Greece, Marshall Islands, Cyprus, India and Singapore.

The bulk carriers, except for one bound for Port of Mackay, are all in the region to load up at the Hay Point and Dalrymple Bay coal terminals as exports continue to strengthen.

Month-on-month coal export figures for Hay Point Coal Terminal for the 2017-18 financial year show 40,596,676 tonnes of coal have been exported since July 1. Data for DBCT was not available.

Three bulk carriers are expected to load up at Hay Point Coal Terminal this week while a further 25 bulk carriers are expected to visit Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal.

It comes as Queensland Resource Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane revealed the state's resources sector contributed $55.1 billion in 2016-17.

"The resources industry has been a constant contributor in the development of Queensland as a decentralised State and an economic powerhouse exporting to the world," Mr McFarlane said.

"The Queensland resources sector is providing $11,029 for every man, woman and child living in Queensland in direct and indirect contribution to the state's economy of $55.1 billion in 2016-17, including royalties paid to the State Government to reinvest in infrastructure and services.

"(It is contributing) $11,240 for every man, woman and child living in Queensland in export sales, with $56.2 billion in mining commodities accounting for almost 80 per cent of the state's merchandise goods sales overseas in the last 12 months."

Activity at Port of Mackay is also tracking well for the 2017-18 financial year with a total of 2,389,822 tonnes of goods either imported or exported as at the end of April.

NQBP's shipping schedule shows a shipment of truck parts is due into Port of Mackay tonight while shipments of petroleum, scrap metal, rail line and ethanol will arrive over the next week.

CARGO CARRIERS IN MACKAY WATERS

BBC Oregon

  • Gross Tonnage: 9618
  • Route: Brisbane-Mackay
  • Origin: Saint John's, Antigua Barbuda

HL SINES

  • Gross Tonnage: 93152
  • Route: Roberts Bank, Canada - Hay Point
  • Origin: Panama

CHINA HARMONY

  • Gross Tonnage: 94724
  • Route: Roberts Bank, Canada - Hay Point
  • Origin: Hong Kong

MAKA FRANZ

  • Gross Tonnage: 93216
  • Route: Qingdao, China - Hay Point
  • Origin: Liberia

ATENI

  • Gross Tonnage: 48014
  • Route: Zhenjiang, China - Hay Point
  • Origin: Valetta, Malta

ZAMPA BLUE

  • Gross Tonnage: 92249
  • Route: Pohang, Korea - Hay Point
  • Origin: Panama

LM SELENE

  • Gross Tonnage: 51255
  • Route: Kashima, Japan - Hay Point
  • Origin: Marshall Islands

MG EXPLORER

  • Gross Tonnage: 45252
  • Route: Toyohashi, Japan - Hay Point
  • Origin: Panama

RBD ITALIA

  • Gross Tonnage: 47984
  • Route: Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Hay Point
  • Origin: Naples, Italy

ANANGEL ARGONAUT

  • Gross Tonnage: 89990
  • Route: Qinhuangdao, China - Hay Point
  • Origin: Piraeus, Greece

GOLDEN GINGER

  • Gross Tonnage: 44485
  • Route: Rizhao, China - Hay Point
  • Marshall Islands

GIACOMETTI

  • Gross Tonnage: 44980
  • Route: Kure, Japan - Hay Point
  • Origin: Monrovia, Liberia

CAPE SUN

  • Gross Tonnage: 87614
  • Route: Dangjin, Korea - Hay Point
  • Origin: Cyprus

#anchorage#haypoint#aus#helicopter#pilot#coolmariners #sealife

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LAKE DAWN

  • Gross Tonnage: 43008
  • Route: Kobe, Japan - Hay Point
  • Origin: Panama

PAN FREESIA

  • Gross Tonnage: 95047
  • Route: Pohang, Korea - Hay Point
  • Origin: Marshall Islands

COPERNICUS N

  • Gross Tonnage: 51239
  • Route: Fangcheng, China - Hay Point
  • Origin: Monrovia, Liberia

MELIA

  • Gross Tonnage: 39964
  • Route: Qingdao, China - Hay Point
  • Origin: Marshall Islands

D SKALKEAS

  • Gross Tonnage: 51225
  • Route: Port Dickson, Malaysia - Hay Point
  • Origin: Monrovia

DL ADONIS

  • Gross Tonnage: 43692
  • Route: Zhenjiang, China - Hay Point
  • Panama

XIN RUN

  • Gross Tonnage: 38995
  • Route: Muara Berau, Indonesia - Hay Point
  • Origin: Hong Kong

YARRAWONGA

  • Gross Tonnage: 43152
  • Route: Shanghai, China - Hay Point
  • Origin: Panama

SEA PEARL

  • Gross Tonnage: 43605
  • Route: Qingdao, China - Hay Point
  • Origin: Piraeus, Greece

OCEAN ARTEMIS

  • Gross Tonnage: 51208
  • Route: Taichung, Taiwan - Hay Point
  • Origin: Hong Kong

VISHVA VIJAY

  • Gross Tonnage: 44010
  • Route: Chiwan, China - Hay Point
  • Origin: Mumbai, India

CERVIA

  • Gross Tonnage: 50697
  • Route: Okpo Anch, Korea - Hay Point
  • Origin: Monrovia, Liberia

NSU KEYSTONE

  • Gross Tonnage: 107222
  • Route: Japan - Hay Point
  • Origin: Japan

XIN HONG

  • Gross Tonnage: 44543
  • Route: Tianjin, China - Hay Point
  • Origin: Hong Kong

DYNA CAMELLIA

  • Gross Tonnage: 52957
  • Route: Wakayama, Japan - Hay Point
  • Origin: Hong Kong

#helicopteroperations #haypoint#australia#3rdofficer

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CARAVOS GLORY

  • Gross Tonnage: 44599
  • Route: Zhenjiang, China - Hay Point
  • Origin: Marshall Islands

LOWLANDS ORCHID

  • Gross Tonnage: 88594
  • Route: Hay Point - Gladstone
  • Origin: Singapore

LOWLANDS RISE

  • Gross Tonnage: 50625
  • Route: Yokkaichi, Japan - Hay Point
  • Origin: Singapore

PINCHAT

  • Gross Tonnage: 43024
  • Route: N/A
  • Origin: Panama

VITTORIA

  • Gross Tonnage: 94034
  • Route: Nantong, China - Hay Point
  • Origin: Malta

TAO HUA HAI

  • Gross Tonnage: 64654
  • Route: Zhenjiang, China - Hay Point
  • Origin: Tianjin, China

VALIANT SUMMER

  • Gross Tonnage: 43007
  • Route: Zhuhai, China - Hay Point
  • Origin: Singapore

MAIZURU BISHAMON

  • Gross Tonnage: 48029
  • Route: Newcastle - Hay Point
  • Origin: Maizuru, Japan

ALKIMOS

  • Gross Tonnage: 51984
  • Route: Jingtang, China - Hay point
  • Origin: Cyprus

NIKILAND

  • Gross Tonnage: 51255
  • Route: Nantong, China - Hay Point
  • Origin: Marshall Islands

KM NAGOYA

  • Gross Tonnage: 50625
  • Route: Zhuhai, China - Hay Point
  • Origin: Singapore

CS SALUBRITY

  • Gross Tonnage: 95276
  • Route: Zhenjiang, China - Hay Point
  • Origin: Hong Kong

MG SAKURA

  • Gross Tonnage: 39643
  • Route: Xinsha, China - Hay Point
  • Origin: Valletta, Malta

JP CORAL

  • Gross Tonnage: 44547
  • Route: Hay Point - Tachibana, Japan
  • Origin: Tokyo, Japan

OSHU MARU

  • Gross Tonnage: 50927
  • Route: Noshiro, Japan - Hay Point
  • Origin: Monrovia, Liberia

PANTERA ROSA

  • Gross Tonnage: 41662
  • Route: Lianyungang, China - Hay Point
  • Origin: Panama


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