Bell Bay, Tasmania

Bell Bay is an industrial centre and port located on the eastern shore of the Tamar River, in northern Tasmania, Australia. It lies just south of George Town. The port brings in Wood Chips, Containers, Bulk Materials, Alumina/Aluminium, Petroleum and other materials.

Bell Bay
Facility information
LocationGeorge Town, Tasmania
Coordinates41.130444°S 146.859199°E / -41.130444; 146.859199
Land area2,000 hectares (20 km2)
Annual TEU47,690
Shipping information
No. of berths7
Rail information
Rail linesBell Bay Line
Rail gaugeNarrow gauge
Road information
Street accessEast Tamar Highway
Truck typesB-Double

History

Bell Bay Post Office opened on 18 September 1951 and closed in 1973.[1]

Industry

It hosts an aluminium smelter,[2] manganese alloy smelter,[3] and a power station.

Transport

Bell Bay is connected by a 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) narrow gauge railway to the main line at Launceston.

References

  1. Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  2. "Aluminium". 28 April 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  3. "BHP Billiton - 404". Retrieved 19 December 2016.


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