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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Wharf shed upgrades at Port of Thursday Island

20th August 2019

More than $1 million will be spent upgrading the Cargo Shed at Main Wharf on Thursday Island to improve infrastructure at the port. The contract for the works, expected to be carried out over the next three months, has been awarded to local company Matt Birney Builders. “We congratulate the c...

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Backhoe Woomera arrives in Cairns for second stage of dredging

29th July 2019

Media release July 26, 2019 The arrival of the dredge Woomera today signals the start of the second phase of dredging to widen and deepen the Trinity Inlet navigation channel.  The back-hoe dredge is the largest vessel of its kind in Australia and is the latest addition to the fleet of dredgin...

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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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