Port Giles, South Australia

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Port Giles
South Australia
Port Giles silos.jpg
Grain silos at Port Giles
Port Giles is located in South Australia
Port Giles
Port Giles
Coordinates 35°02′0″S 137°46′0″E / 35.03333°S 137.76667°E / -35.03333; 137.76667Coordinates: 35°02′0″S 137°46′0″E / 35.03333°S 137.76667°E / -35.03333; 137.76667
Established 1970
Location 3 km (2 mi) south of Wool Bay
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula Council
State electorate(s) Goyder
Federal Division(s) Grey

Port Giles is the newest[citation needed] port on Yorke Peninsula in South Australia, between Stansbury and Edithburgh. Port Giles is not a town, but simply a large jetty equipped for bulk handling of grain, operated by Flinders Ports,[1] and a similarly large grain storage facility operated by ABB Grain. It was opened by the then Premier of South Australia, Steele Hall in 1970, and led to the closure of many of the smaller ports on the peninsula. Port Giles was deliberately built to be able to handle bulk grain, and load it onto larger modern ships. Many of the other ports were not deep enough for larger ships, and could only be serviced by small ketches and coastal steamships. They only handled grain in bags, not in bulk.

Size[edit]

Port Giles can handle Panamax size ships or larger.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Port Giles". Flinders Ports. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Infrastructure Australia