The Cairns Shipping Development Project aims to develop port infrastructure in order to secure a greater share of the international cruise ship market, enhance Naval capacity and improve port efficiencies.Read More
The Cairns Shipping Development Project is widening and deepening the existing Trinity Inlet shipping channel and placing the dredge material on land at a cost of up to $127 million.
This will facilitate cruise ship growth for vessels up to 300 metres, with a forecast demand of up to 150 cruise ships through the Port of Cairns by 2031.
Since environmental approvals were granted by both State and Federal Governments earlier this year as well as the State Government Business Case approval, Ports North has initiated vital construction steps, including appointing a Dredge Contractor and seeking Expressions of Interest for wharf construction works, to progress the Project.
Dredging and wharf upgrade works will begin in 2019 with a final project completion in 2020.