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Hedland Operations 


Fortescue wholly owns and operates our purpose-built rail and port facilities. Our three mining hubs in the Pilbara, Western Australia, are connected by 760 kilometres of rail to Herb Elliott Port and the Judith Street Harbour towage infrastructure in Port Hedland. The efficient design and layout, optimal berthing configuration and ongoing innovation to increase productivity make Herb Elliott Port the most efficient bulk port operation in Australia. The port has five operating berths and we have been granted approval to increase the licensed throughput capacity of Herb Elliott Port from 175mtpa to 210mtpa. 

Our Judith Street Harbour towage infrastructure and fleet of tugs provide safe and reliable towage services that maximise the efficiency of our operations. Designed to complement our port infrastructure, the fleet of eight 260,000 tonne capacity Fortescue Ore Carriers delivers approximately 10 per cent of our shipping requirements, while improving load rates and efficiencies and reducing operating costs. Fortescue's shipping fleet completes our mine to market iron ore value chain.