Newcastle blockade may have stopped 500,000t of coal

THE 30-hour delay to shipping caused by anti-coal protestors at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales over the weekend may have stopped about 500,000 tonnes being shipped from the port.

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It led to more than 100 protestors arrested after they used kayaks to extend the blockade beyond an agreed deadline.

The Port of Newcastle generates $71 billion in revenue each year, which equates to about $190 million a day and exports 150Mt of coal a year via two operators, Port Waratah Coal Services and Newcastle