Latest News

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Ports North welcomes cruise ship Boudicca

7th January 2020

She has had long and impressive history in the cruise shipping industry under many names, has undergone several makeovers throughout her 47 years, and now the Boudicca will be welcomed to the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal tomorrow (Wed Jan 8), for her very first visit to the port.  Carrying 954 ...

Read More

Public Notice - Construction works on Wharf 1.

9th December 2019

As part of the current wharf upgrade works for the Cairns Shipping Development Project, Ports North would like to advise that pile driving works will be taking place in the Wharf 1 area on Monday 9 December and Tuesday 10 December 2019. There will be some noise impact in the area, and Austral Const...

Read More

Ports North welcomes a triple treat next week

18th October 2019

The Port of Cairns will be abuzz with visitors as cruise ships carrying more than 8,000 passengers and crew arrive at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal over Tuesday and Wednesday next week.  Sun Princess will be first into port at 0645hrs on Tuesday October 22, arriving from PNG with 2,760 pas...

Read More

Successful channel dredging widens Cairns’ horizons

25th September 2019

Thousands of jobs are on the horizon for Cairns, with dredging on the city’s $127 million shipping development now complete.  Member for Cairns Michael Healy visited the Cairns Port today to meet with locals who worked on the project and farewell the 111m-long dredging ship Balder R, wh...

Read More

Port of Cairns wharf upgrades to welcome bigger cruise ships

27th August 2019

Wharves at the Port of Cairns are set to get a major makeover to cater for larger cruise ships with the $20 million contract for the third and final stage of the Cairns Shipping Development Project awarded to Austral Construction Pty Ltd. Announcing the contract today, Minister for Transport Mark B...

Read More

2016 NEWS

Sign up for News & Port Updates