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Bumper month for cruise ship visits

3rd December 2018

   With three maiden visits among 10 cruise ship arrivals this month, Cairns will be humming with tourists as we head to the New Year. “This month caps a great year for our premier cruise destination, the Port of Cairns,” Ports North Chairman Russell Beer said. “All up, w...

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Cruise ships a major boost for regional economy

17th October 2018

Ports North welcomes the latest data on the economic impact of cruise shipping in the Far North Queensland region which was valued at almost $170 million for the 2017-18 financial year. According to the latest data released by the industry’s peak bodies this was an increase of $11 million on ...

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Ports North a strong performer for Far North Queensland

2nd October 2018

Ports North continues to be a major contributor to regional economic growth with an almost doubling of operating profits in the 2017-18 financial year. “We have pushed into new growth areas with excellent results,” Ports North Chairman Russell Beer said. “And when we build our port...

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Cairns Farewells Pacific Eden

5th September 2018

The Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal will welcome Pacific Eden tomorrow, September 6, for the final homeport turnaround in Cairns. After three successful homeport seasons, during which Cairns was the base for cruises to PNG  and the Solomon Islands, Pacific Eden will travel to Townsville and then ...

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Cruise ships line up for a fun August finale

23rd August 2018

More than 9,000 passengers and crew will be bustling around the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal from Friday to Monday as the Port of Cairns welcomes back-to-back visits from the P&O cruise ship stable. First to enter Trinity Inlet will be the home-ported Pacific Eden arriving on Friday, August 24,...

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Pacific Eden begins homeporting season

26th July 2018

The Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal will welcome Pacific Eden to Cairns tomorrow, July 27, for the start of the homeporting season in Cairns. The ship is scheduled to dock at 09.00hrs arriving from Hamilton Island and carrying 2105 passengers and crew on board.  Approximately 1481 passengers will...

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A strong economy would utilise and enhance Australia's existing freight capacity

9th May 2018

  Media Release Wednesday, 9 May 2018 A STRONG ECONOMY WOULD UTILISE AND ENHANCE AUSTRALIA’S EXISTING FREIGHT CAPACITY Ports Australia is encouraged to see continued spending on infrastructure in the 2018 Budget but stresses that a stronger economy and more livable cities requires a bal...

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Pacific Aria heading to Cairns

29th March 2018

The Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal will welcome Pacific Aria to Cairns on Monday, April 2, with approximately 2,052 passengers and crew on board. The ship is scheduled to dock in the Port of Cairns at 09.30hrs arriving from Hamilton Island, and will leave the following day at 17.00hrs to Willis Islan...

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Cyclone Yellow Alert

23rd March 2018

At 0600hrs the Regional Harbour Master issued a YELLOW ALERT for the ports of Thursday Island and Skardon River for TC Nora. Port Cyclone plans are to be followed. The Extreme Weather Plan is available via the Maritime Safety Queensland website,

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Cyclone alert update

22nd March 2018

Extreme Weather Event  Port of Karumba. At 1100 hours the Regional Harbour Master (Cairns) advises a weather event is likely to affect the Port of Karumba within 48 hours. Vessel operators and owners should review their safety plans and address any outstanding matters. The Extreme Weather Plan ...

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