Abbot Point is the most northerly deepwater coal port of Australia, situated 25 kilometres north of Bowen, Queensland. It consists of a rail in-loading facility, coal handling and stockpile areas, and a single trestle jetty and conveyor connected to a berth and shiploader, located 2.75km off-shore. The terminal is being expanded with the addition of a second wharf and shiploader as well as an additional onshore stockyard and machines. Once completed it will be the largest Coal Port in the World. The Port of Abbot Point is of significant strategic value to North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation and the State, as there are very few locations along Queensland's eastern seaboard where deep water (>15m) is so close in-shore.