2016 Australian port or terminal of the year


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MMG's Dugald River Mine activity ramps up at Townsville Port with arrival of 500 half height containers

8th September 2017

Swire Shipping container vessel Mia Schulte has arrived at the Port of Townsville carrying 500 half height containers that will be used to export the first loads of zinc ...

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Swire Shipping ramps up services to Townsville

5th September 2017

Swire Shipping has announced changes to its North Asia Express (NAX) service, bringing super-fast transit times between Townsville North Queensland and South East Asia. The 20-day frequency service will offer the fastest transit times to/ from major Asia and Southeast Asia international ports and wi...

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Register now for the JCU Asian Market Forum - 8 September

1st September 2017

Agriculture, Investment and Innovation is the theme of this year's Asian Market Forum to be held at JCU's Townsville Campus. Who should attend? investors/traders/producers can discuss partnering face-to-face with key decision makers of firms from China representing over 15 industries and from six p...

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Townsville Strand Ferry Terminal Market Led Proposal Sets Sail

18th August 2017

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has today announced a Market Led Proposal for a new Strand Ferry Terminal and Tourism Precinct within the Townsville Waterfront Priority Development Area. The $56 million proposal, led by national tourism operator SeaLink, working in partnership with Queensland devel...

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ANL starts direct services between Townsville and Malaysia-Singapore-Jakarta

25th July 2017

Container shipping line ANL will begin direct services from Townsville to Malaysia, Singapore and Jakarta this week, offering some of the fastest transit times available from Australia. ANL is part of the CMA CGM Group, the third largest container shipping line in the world, and offers shi...

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What's Happening - June 2017

4th July 2017


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Townsville Port prepares for trade boom stimulating jobs and economy

29th June 2017

Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water SupplyThe Honourable Mark BaileyWith more than $50 million in projects currentl...

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Port of Townsville welcomes funding commitment for Channel Widening Project

6th June 2017

Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) has welcomed today’s announcement by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk that the Government’s State Budget will allocate up to $75 million in funding for the Townsville Channel Capacity Upgrade Project. The $193 million Channel Capacity Upgrade, which is Stag...

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Solar farm project cargo flowing through Port of Townsville

2nd June 2017

General cargo for solar farm projects in North Queensland has been arriving at the Port of Townsville, with more than 200 containers carrying solar panels being imported over the past few weeks. The solar panels are destined for the Clare Solar Farm near Ayr and the Kidston Solar Project northw...

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Seagrass Recovery in Cleveland Bay is great news for dugongs and fishers

31st May 2017

Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) and James Cook University (JCU) have released the 2016 Annual Seagrass Health Survey carried out in Cleveland Bay.The survey, commissioned annually by POTL since 2007, is carried out by JCU’s Centre for Tropical Water & Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATE...

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Cruising from Townsville a reality in 2018

19th May 2017

P&O Cruises Australia has announced that the Pacific Eden will complete partial ship turnarounds at the Townsville Port next year. That means for the first time in the Townsville Port's history, North Queenslanders will be able to board a cruise in Townsville. Port of Townsville Limited CEO Rane...

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What's Happening - April 2017

2nd May 2017


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ANL starts direct calls to Port of Townsville

10th April 2017

ANL has resumed direct calls into Townsville today, bringing a new dimension in domestic and global connections to the North Queensland region. The new service will link Townsville with Papua New Guinea every 17 days; with connectivity to Asia, Europe, North America, Mediterranean, Australia and New...

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What's Happening - March 2017

28th March 2017


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Shortlisted operators announced for Berth 4 at Townsville Port

21st February 2017

Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment The Honourable Curtis Pitt Shortlisted operators for Townsville Port Berth 4 Announced Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) has announced three companies have been shortlisted and invited to submit proposals to operate the Berth 4 container and general c...

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Quarterly Report - White & Grey Ship-Attraction Committee

9th December 2016

September to November 2016 Townsville's White and Grey Ship Attraction Committee (WGSAC) is pleased to present this quarterly report, noting the group's activities and milestones. The first cruise ship in Townsville for 2017, Seven Seas Voyager, arrives Saturday 7 January at 7am, carrying approximat...

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Townsville Port October 16 Operations Dashboard

25th November 2016

The Dashboard is a tool that has been designed to allow the general community to view air quality data and associated information in an easy to understand format. The Dashboard displays results from the three air monitoring stations at the Coast Guard, Lennon Drive and the Environment Park, South To...

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Townsville wins Port of the Year 2016

18th November 2016

The Port of Townsville, Northern Australia’s largest general cargo and container port, has tonight been awarded the coveted “Svitzer Australian Port or Terminal of the Year” for 2016 at the Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards in Sydney. This is the second year in a r...

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Operations Dashboard - September 2016

4th November 2016

The Dashboard is a tool that has been designed to allow the general community to view air quality data and associated information in an easy to understand format. The Dashboard displays results from the three air monitoring stations at the Coast Guard, Lennon Drive and the Environment Park, South To...

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Port of Townsville expansion moves forward

10th October 2016

The $1.64 billion expansion of Townsville’s port takes a step forward this week with more opportunity for comment on its environmental impact statement. The independent Coordinator­General will tomorrow (EDS: Saturday) release additional information to the project’s environmental imp...

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POTL 2015/16 Annual Report released

4th October 2016

Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) has recorded a strong net profit of $17.72 million for the 2015/16 financial year. 9.79 million tonnes of goods moved through POTL’s ports during 2015/16, with record trade numbers achieved for zinc ferrite, fertiliser and refined copper exports as well as zin...

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Townsville sails towards cruise ship growth

7th September 2016

Townsville sails towards cruise ship sector growth following release of White and Grey Ship-Attraction Plan 2016-2021 The White and Grey Ship-Attraction Committee (WGSAC) has released the Townsville White and Grey Ship-Attraction Plan 2016-2021. The Plan targets at least 30 white ship (cruise) visit...

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PSWG releases Port Operations Data Dashboard

26th August 2016

The Port Stakeholder Working Group (PSWG) has today released the first edition of the Townsville Port Operations Data Dashboard.  The monthly Operations Data Dashboard, believed to be the first of its kind for an Australian port, has been developed collaboratively by the members of the PSWG and...

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Mendi Construction awarded intersection project

27th May 2016

Mendi Construction has been announced as the successful bid contractor on the intersection upgrade on Benwell Road and Archer Street at the Port of Townsville.  Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland and Member for Mundingburra Coralee O’Rourke said that the overall $1.3 milli...

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Port Releases Report on Seagrass Health in Cleveland Bay

16th May 2016

Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) has released the 2015 Annual Seagrass Health Survey carried out in Cleveland Bay during 2015. The survey, commissioned annually since 2007 at a cost of around $70,000 per year, is carried out by James Cook University’s (JCU) Centre for Tropical Water & Aqu...

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