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Corner Inlet and Port Albert - About the Port
The Port of Corner Inlet and Port Albert is the largest water area of the five Gippsland Ports. The Port encompasses the waters adjacent to Wilson's Promontory in the vicinity of Rabbit Island through to McLoughlins Beach at the western end of Ninety Mile Beach. The Port can be accessed by several entrances, with the main channel being into Corner Inlet. The Port waters also include Barry Beach, Port Welshpool, Port Albert and Port Franklin.
The Port is easily reached by road and is adjacent to many towns of South Gippsland including Foster, Port Franklin, Welshpool, Port Welshpool and Port Albert. Wilsons Promontory National Park towers over the southern end of the port waters, which also includes the Corner Inlet and Nooramunga Marine & Coastal Parks.
The Port caters for a wide range of users, which include amateur and professional fishermen, leisure boating, charter vessels and larger commercial vessels using ExxonMobil’s Barry Beach Marine terminal (BBMT) and Port Welshpool. Port Anthony, south of ExxonMobil's BMMT, is currently under construction. The Port also houses a currently unused ferry terminal and associated berthing facility at Port Welshpool (constructed 1991) that was previously utilised by the Tasmanian Seacat ferry.
The Port includes the Barry Beach Marine Terminal and Port Welshpool for the support of ExxonMobil's oil and gas facilities and Origin Energy's gas facility in Bass Strait. The Port also acts as a pickup and delivery base for several small cargo vessels that operate between Tasmania and the Gippsland region, utilising the roll-on/roll-off facility.
Fuel is available by appointment with the local fuel distributors at Port Welshpool and Port Albert.
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