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Port of Karumba Channel Dredging begins

16th July 2019

July 15 2019  Work has begun on channel maintenance dredging at the Port of Karumba. The work is being carried out by the Port of Brisbane using the TSHD Brisbane, with two bed levelling vessels, the Pacific Titan and Laurie M, assisting. Some 210,000 cubic metres of material will be moved over...

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Long term vision for Cairns and Mourilyan ports

8th July 2019

Minister for Transport and Main Roads The Honourable Mark Bailey Saturday, July 06, 2019 Ports North’s Port Master Planning Project has taken an important step forward with the appointment of GHD Advisory. The appointment will see GHD undertake a detailed technical plan that will map out optio...

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Ports North welcomes HMAS Canberra to the Port of Cairns

4th July 2019

July 4 2019  Ports North has welcomed HMAS Canberra, the largest vessel serving in the Royal Australian Navy, to the Port of Cairns today for her first visit to Cairns.  The 230m long vessel is one of the newest of the fleet, commissioned in 2014, and arrive at 1000hrs carrying approximat...

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Dredge to dig deep for Cairns future prosperity

4th July 2019

Minister for Transport and Main Roads The Honourable Mark Bailey Monday, July 01, 2019 Cairns’ $127 million Shipping Development is one step closer to unlocking a tourism bonanza for the region with works now underway to deepen Trinity Inlet over the next 12 weeks and make it ready for bigger ...

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New General Manager Commercial Joins Ports North

12th June 2019

Ports North has this week welcomed Mr Kevin Malone to the ports team. Mr Malone takes on the role of General Manager Commercial responsible for leading the development of strategies and delivering commercial outcomes for the organisation. Mr Malone was most recently Chief Executive Officer and Fina...

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Ports North backs plastic recycling project on Thursday Island

4th June 2019

A revolutionary plan to recycle plastics on Thursday Island has been fast-tracked by Ports North. Tagai College will receive $10,000 from Ports North to set up a Precious Plastics Project, which will operate from the school campus. Member for Cook Cynthia Lui said the project was part of a world-wi...

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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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