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Fee relief for Reef operators extended

17th March 2021

   Joint Statement Premier and Minister for Trade, The Honorable Annastacia Palaszczuk Minister for Transport and Main Roads, The Honourable Mark Bailey The Palaszczuk Government has extended financial support for Cairns tourism businesses. Reef fleet operators at the Cairns Marl...

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Palaszczuk Govt delivers multi-million-dollar lifeline for Far North tourism sector

31st August 2020

JOINT STATEMENT Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Minister for State Development, Tourism and Innovation The Honourable Kate Jones Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will today announce an $11.3 million package to boost Far North Queensland tourism as p...

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Cairns Marlin Marina a safe haven for superyachts

16th July 2020

16 July 2020 The Cairns Marlin Marina has become a safe haven for superyachts during the COVID 19 pandemic with more bookings on the way for the coming season. Marina manager Andrew Rokstad said the early part of the year had been busy with vessels pulling in to port before COVID19 restrictions wer...

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$127m Port hub revamp turns the tide for Cairns

26th June 2020

Minister for Transport and Main RoadsThe Honourable Mark Bailey Thursday, June 25, 2020 The largest port development in Cairns’ history is now complete, providing a much-needed shot in the arm for the tropical north city as it continues its COVID-19 recovery. Crews have wrapped up works on th...

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Dredging report reveals thriving seagrass meadows

14th April 2020

Dredging carried out for the Cairns Shipping Development Project has had no adverse impact on the seagrass meadows in Trinity Inlet and some areas have actually expanded during operations, a new report has found. In another major find, seagrass distribution across the larger port limits covers the s...

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Cruise ships on the March

11th March 2020

The cruise ship Artania, will be the first to arrive at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal tomorrow (FRIDAY March 6) in what is set to be the busiest month of arrivals for 2020. Ten ships will visit Cairns in March, with three making their maiden calls. “We are seeing some real results for crui...

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Cairns on cruise control as Port salutes largest ever ship visit

11th March 2020

Minister for Transport and Main Roads The Honourable Mark Bailey Friday, February 28, 2020 The largest ship ever to enter the Port of Cairns berthed today, marking a historic evolution for Far North Queensland’s cruise ship industry. This time last year, the 294-metre-long Queen Elizabeth w...

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Phase 2 Extreme Weather Event Preparedness - Port of Karumba

22nd February 2020

At 11.25hrs the Acting Regional Habour Master (Cairns) advises a weather event is likely to effect the Port of Karumba within 24 hours. Vessel Operators and owners should review their safety plans and address any outstanding matters. The extreme weather plan is available from the Maritime Safety Que...

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Port of Karumba - Extreme Weather event - Prevention Phase (Phase 1)

21st February 2020

At 3pm today, Friday February 21, the Regional Harbour Master has advised a weather event is likely to effect the Port of Karumba within the next 48 hours. Vessel operators and owners should review their safety plans and address any outstanding matters. the Extreme Weather Plan is available at the M...

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Palaszczuk Government backs tourism jobs at Cairns marina

14th February 2020

Below is a media announcement issued today by the Deputy Premier.  Ports North is currently working through the implementation details for the relief package and will contact the relevant port customers when these are finalised.  Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aborigi...

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