Mapping Australia’s mining ports
Australia’s vast mining industry is heavily dependent on more than 70 ports providing easy transportation of goods to their ultimate destination. In 2018, Australia’s resources export industry generated A$248bn in revenue with coal alone bringing in A$66bn. Yoana Cholteeva maps the biggest and most important ports for the island’s mining economy.
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