Port of Melbourne

VGA- Vic staff recently had the opportunity to tour the Port of Melbourne as a member of the DEPI Horticultural Industry Network.

The port is an international gateway with more than 21 weekly direct call shipping services connecting to key markets in Asia, North America and Europe.

Port of Melbourne
Download 183kb

The Port manages 38% of Australia’s container freight with around 4,500 truck movements each day.

There are 6 main docks handling motor vehicles, cruise ships, bulk liquids, international containers, dry & break-bulk cargo and Bass Strait shipping.

Port of Melbourne

Some 80 to 100 thousand tonnes of fresh and frozen vegetables are exported each year with the major destinations including Belgium, Japan and Korea.

Shipping to China (Shanghai) takes 19 days, Singapore – 12 days, Rotterdam – 37 days and the USA (Longbeach), takes 23 days.

In excess of 400,000 tonne of processed vegetables are shipped annually from the port, with the major destinations being Sri Lanka, India, Egypt, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

The group was told that some of the land at the Fresh Centre would be acquired by the Port of Melbourne to develop further container services.

Further information can be found at:

^ Back to top