Woodchip Loadout

Melville Island is home to a developing forestry industry which is providing further economic development and employment opportunities to the local Tiwi community.  Over five years, the local Tiwi Plantations Corporation (TPC), in partnership with Mitsui, will export up to 400,000 green metric tonnes of Acacia Mangium (Black Wattle) to Japan, China and India. 

As a critical part of this supply chain, Port Melville has developed a woodchip stockpile and loadout facility for the bulk export of woodchip and logs to international markets.