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Independent review offered for Marina fees

17th April 2019

Ports North has agreed to an independent review of the fees it charges reef operators to use the Cairns Marlin Marina. Ports North Chairman Russell Beer said the port believed the current offer to six longer-term reef boat operators was fair and would deliver a level playing field for all operators ...

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Back to back cruise ship visits a busy start to March

6th March 2019

The Port of Cairns will be a lively hub for cruise ship visitors over the next four days as more than 4,300 passengers and crew arrive at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal.  Four cruise ships will dock one after the other starting tomorrow, in what is the busiest month of the year for cruise sh...

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Cairns welcomes first cruise ship for the season

10th January 2019

The first cruise ship to enter the Port of Cairns for 2019 was welcomed at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal on Wednesday January 9. Black Watch docked at 0800hrs arriving from Brisbane, and carrying 894 passengers and crew on board. She departed at 1700hrs on the same day bound for Darwin. She is t...

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State Government approves CSDP Business Case

17th December 2018

Media Statements Minister for Transport and Main RoadsThe Honourable Mark Bailey Minister for Transport and Main Roads The Honourable Mark Bailey Saturday, December 15, 2018 Cairns Shipping Development Project on cruise control The Palaszczuk Government has approved a business case...

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Stay Safe and check Pile moorings

13th December 2018

Strong Northerly winds are expected in Cairns from late Friday evening and into the weekend with the forecast return of TC Owen.  Customers, in particularly those on pile moorings, are urged to check their mooring arrangements to ensure they are secure....

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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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