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Tropical Cyclone Jasper: Final Update

15th December 2023

The Ports of Cairns, Mourilyan, Cooktown and Cape Flattery are fully open and have returned to normal operations. ...

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Tropical Cyclone Jasper Update #3

14th December 2023

With TC Jasper passing overnight, Ports North staff that haven’t been personally impacted are back at work.From early this morning, we have been inspecting the Ports of Cairns and Mourilyan to ensure that the assets and infrastructure are safe for vessels to return. The Cairns Marlin Marina is...

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Tropical Cyclone Jasper Update #2

12th December 2023

The Regional Harbour Master has announced a red alert for the ports of Mourilyan, Cairns, Port Douglas, Cooktown and Cape Flattery at 9am this morning.Destructive winds, swell, rain or flooding forecast is forecast within 6 hours.Vessels should have enacted their safety plans noting the ports will b...

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Tropical Cyclone Jasper Update #1

11th December 2023

At 11am today the Regional Harbour Master announced an 'Orange Alert' for the ports of Cape Flattery, Cooktown, Cairns and Mourilyan. Destructive winds, swell, rain or flooding is forecast within 12-24 hours. All port users are encouraged to review safety plans, secure vessels where it is safe to ac...

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Outgoing CEO thanked for contribution to Ports North

7th February 2023

After more than 33 years of service, Ports North today announced its Chief Executive Officer, Chris Boland will be leaving the company on 30 June 2023.  Ports North’s Chair, Russell Beer, expressed his sincere thanks to Chris.  “Chris has made a significant contribution and imp...

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Ports North Launches First Sustainability Strategy

1st December 2021

Ports North released its first Sustainability Strategy today, outlining a clear path for the organisation to continue supporting environmental stewardship, community partnerships and economic prosperity throughout Far North Queensland. Building on flagship projects such as the Cairns Shipping Develo...

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Abandoned Property

15th October 2021

The following items of property have been found abandoned on facilities owned by Ports North. ...

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Abandoned Property

11th October 2021

The following items of property have been found abandoned on facilities owned by Ports North. ...

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Cairns seagrass meadows bounce back

23rd April 2021

  The size and scope of seagrass meadows in the Cairns harbour have completely bounced back from their cyclone-ravaged state of a decade ago, according to the latest seagrass monitoring report commissioned by Ports North. In 2020, the large seagrass meadows were in their best condition since de...

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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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