BURNIE introduction:

Burnie Port, located along with the forestry industry, is the main source for the city’s revenue. After the opening of the Emu Bay Railway, it was once the main port for the mines on the west coast. The Port plus the railway was the basis of most industry in Burnie. The Port nowadays is Tasmania's largest general cargo port.

Peripheral Cities:
Burnie Port is the nearest Tasmanian port to Melbourne as well as the Australian mainland.

Burnie Airport, located in Wynyard, is just a 20-minute drive from the City of Burnie.
By the Bass Highway and a railway, Burnie is connected with Devonport. By the Murchison Highway, it is also connected to the west coast of Tasmania. Bus service is available for transportation around the city and suburbs. Coach services to towns and the city of Hobart are also provided.

Port Area:
The Port is operated by TasPorts, currently serving as a container port with a separate terminal for exporting wood chips. 

Burnie features an oceanic climate. It has mild summers but cool winters. The temperature in summer averages from 12 to 21°C, while that in winter ranges from 6 to 13°C. Rainfall averages 994 mm annually, most of which falls between May and October.

BURNIE's major ports:

Near the port:

Sowoll port service

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