06 May Celebrating 40 Years of RG Tanna Coal Terminal
The facility was officially opened on 7 May 1980 by Sir James McNeill, Chairman of BHP and the honourable John Bjelke-Petersen, Premier of Queensland. Acting CEO Craig Walker said
the Clinton Coal Facility had already seen its first shipment leave the wharf just two weeks prior to the official opening.
“The first shipment was loaded on Sunday 20 April 1980, aboard the MV Iron Capricorn who sailed with 26,196 tonnes destined for Port Pirie in South Australia,” Mr Walker said
“It was later in 1994, that the terminal was renamed after the much loved and respected Mr Reg Tanna, for his outstanding visionary leadership.”