22,000 Tug Operations in Port Hedland Last Year, and Growing

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Mark Thomas, Director Towage & Marine Services at Teekay Shipping in Australia oversees the tug operations in Port Hedland, Australia, which is the world’s busiest port by volume of cargo handling millions of tons of iron ore and thousands of bulk carriers every year.

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Port Hedland, image via Pilbara Ports Authority

Since 2002 when Teekay took over management of BHP Billiton’s marine operations, Thomas has been witness to an extraordinary amount of¬†growth in Port Hedland. Watch his quick snapshot of Teekay’s role the port here: