Port of Port Hedland
Leaving the beautiful remote beaches of the North West, we arrive at the busy port of Port Hedland.
Salt and iron ore are the main exports. The fluctuation in tides is still quite huge here.
The enormous port of Port Hedland has facilities to cater for 13 iron ore and salt carriers to be moored at any one time.
It is a hive of industry with good organisation required as the channel is narrow, and has room for only one ship at a time.
All ships have to be turned around before docking so they face the open sea in readiness for a cyclone evacuation warning.