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Master Plan focuses on economic growth while protecting the Reef

5th November 2019

The Port of Townsville Master Plan has been released setting out the sustainable development of port activities, operations and management while protecting the Great Barr...

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Three maiden calls kick-off 2019-20 Cruise season

22nd October 2019

Cruise ship season commences today with a maiden call from Holland America ship, Maasdam, carrying around 1200 passengers and 580 crew. The season will see 13 ships visit...

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Townsville to export first frozen beef in more than a decade

4th October 2019

Townsville to export first frozen beef in more than a decade   The first frozen beef shipment from the Port of Townsville for more than a decade leaves today, amid hopes of a new export trade directly from North Queensland’s largest general cargo port.  Mackay abattoir, Thomas Borthw...

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Townsville Port seeks a high-flying Marine Pilot

2nd October 2019

Townsville Port seeks a high-flying Marine Pilot   Name a job where your work environment is set amongst the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, and every day you get to navigate vessels through it?  Answer: Port of Townsville Pilot. Marine pilotage is among the...

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2018/19 Annual Report

1st October 2019

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Townsville Port first to launch high tech marine pest surveillance program

17th September 2019

A marine biosecurity early detection program that utilises cutting edge technology has been launched in Townsville. The program utilises a DNA analysing program to identi...

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Townsville wins Australian Cruise Association Conference in 2020

11th September 2019

Townsville will host the Australian Cruise Association Conference in 2020, bringing together 120 industry experts from Australia and overseas. Port of Townsville CEO Rane...

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Townsville Marine Tourism Precinct development boosted by $3.5 million injection

9th September 2019

A major transformation of Townsville’s ferry and bus transport system is one step closer after the State Government today announced $3.5 million in funding towards the Townsville Marine Tourism Precinct development. The development site is one of Townsville's most significant projects providin...

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Stage set for congestion busting truck stop

28th August 2019

The Port of Townsville has unveiled a new plan to battle congestion caused by trucks queuing on roads leading into the port.Local contractors will have an opportunity to tender later this year for a $4.5 million project to build a truck staging area that will cater for up to 25 triple road trains.Me...

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Jobs and exports on the rise in growing Townsville Port

25th July 2019

Major floods in the Townsville region in early 2019 have failed to dampen growth in exports leaving the North Queensland city. New preliminary figures show total trade t...

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Reef House Investment preferred proponent to redevelop prime waterfront site

4th July 2019

The Port of Townsville has chosen Townsville-based property development company Reef House Investment Group (RHIG) as the preferred proponent to build a multi-million-dollar premium development on a prime waterfront site on Flinders St. The development, which will be built on the site of the old Gre...

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Container trial sowing seeds for the future of refrigerated exports

27th June 2019

A refrigerated sea container trial is underway at Port of Townsville, building capacity for horticultural exports direct from north Queensland. The trial, with specialty ...

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Australian Ports Business and Operations Conference opens in Townsville

26th June 2019

More than 130 maritime and logistics experts will gather at the Port of Townsville this morning with Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Mark Bailey, Townsville Port CEO, Ranee Crosby and Ports Australia Chief Executive Mike Gallacher for the opening of the Australian Ports Business and Operation...

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More jobs as the Port ramps up for another major development project

20th June 2019

Townsville construction company Formset has been awarded a $10 million contract to build a 1.6-hectare container terminal as part of the Townsville Port’s $30 million Crane and Cargo Terminal project at Berth 4. Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad said the longstanding Townsville business...

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Townsville Port Welcomes ‘Pit to Port’ Rail Freight Initiatives

13th June 2019

`Pit to Port’ solutions will become a reality with the announcement of $30 million from the State Government towards a new $48 million common-user rail freight term...

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New NQ fertiliser mine could have 200-year life

23rd May 2019

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was at the Port of Townsville today announcing prescribed project status for an Agripower Australia Ltd processing plant to be built in Yabu...

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Multi-million-dollar rock supply a solid start to Channel Upgrade Project

26th April 2019

The Port of Townsville Channel Upgrade Project has taken another major step with a multi-million-dollar rock supply contract awarded to Holcim Australia Pty Ltd. The mate...

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Sand transfers to restore Rowes Bay Esplanade

23rd April 2019

Beach sand from the mouth of Ross River will be transferred to Rowes Bay beach next month as part of the city’s recovery effort from the unprecedented monsoon. Townsville City Council and Port of Townsville are working together to restore the Rowes Bay Esplanade, the beach and pedestrian acces...

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Townsville is first Port of call for new vessel out of Japan

10th April 2019

The colossal 199m bright red car carrier Niagara Highway, arrived in port today on its first voyage from the ship yard in Yokohama, Japan unloading 250 motor vehicles ove...

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Townsville to host Australia’s first Ports Business and Operational Conference

28th March 2019

More than 100 industry delegates are expected to attend the first national Ports’ Business and Operational Conference in Townsville on 26-27 June;  endorsing s...

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Townsville Port offers a #BalanceForBetter

8th March 2019

The 2019 #BalanceforBetter campaign runs all year long. It doesn't end on International Women's Day. The campaign theme provides a unified direction to guide an...

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Turtles show inquisitive streak in Cleveland Bay

5th March 2019

When the Port of Townsville set out to investigate some unusual activity around one of its marine water monitoring sites in Cleveland Bay, it discovered that inquisitive ...

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Last minute call creates a buzz in the city

22nd February 2019

Luxury cruise ship, Albatros will arrive in Townsville tomorrow amid a last-minute itinerary change due to weather conditions in south-east Queensland.  The 205m ves...

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Port offers depth of learning

29th January 2019

Engineering and geology students from James Cook University are gaining first-hand experience on the Port of Townsville’s $193 million channel upgrade project. Two ...

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Port of Townsville, the leader of diversity in the industry

26th November 2018

The Port of Townsville has won the Diversity Award at last nights’ 23rd Annual Australian Shipping and Maritime Industry Awards in Sydney. The award seeks to recogn...

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McKinlay Shire Council’s Pilot Power Pod arrives at Port of Townsville

13th November 2018

The first self-sufficient hybrid renewable energy container to power one lucky North West Queensland property arrives from Antwerp, Belgium today. The Intech Energy Conta...

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Priority Port draft Master Plan released by Queensland Government

12th November 2018

The release of the draft Master Plan by the Queensland Government this week will guide future development whilst committing to sustainability and protecting environmental...

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Preliminary works for Channel Upgrade Project commence

2nd November 2018

Preliminary works for the $193 million Channel Capacity Upgrade has commenced, a significant milestone since concluding full funding for the project in September 2018. Ge...

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First shipment of Haughton Pipeline arrives in Port of Townsville

22nd October 2018

The Port of Townsville welcomed the first shipment of 564 pipes for Townsville City Council’s Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project this weekend onboard the ship Ec...

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Port of Townsville 2017/18 Annual Report

2nd October 2018

Port of Townsville Limited has again delivered strong financial results while continuing to deliver major infrastructure investments.  With a focus on revenue divers...

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Shortlisted candidates announced for Harbour City Project

11th September 2018

SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED FOR HARBOUR CITY PROJECT   Honeycombes Property Group and Reef House Investments Group have been shortlisted following the Expressio...

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Townsville Channel Capacity Upgrade all systems go after Federal funding announcement

4th September 2018

Port of Townsville has welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement today of a $75 million funding contribution towards the Townsville Channel Capacity Upgrade; meaning works can now get underway. The $193 million project involves widening of the shipping channels to accommodate large...

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PFAS Preliminary Investigation Report

6th August 2018

In April 2018, results from preliminary testing of groundwater detected elevated levels of Per-and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) around the Port of Townsville.  This testing was undertaken as part of a voluntary monitoring program by Port of Townsville Limited (POTL). Following the detecti...

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Townsville Port Charity Golf Day

23rd July 2018

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Update on PFAS around Townsville Port - July 2018

11th July 2018

In April 2018, results from preliminary testing of groundwater detected elevated levels of Per-and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) around the Port of Townsville.  This testing was undertaken as part of a voluntary monitoring program by Port of Townsville Limited (POTL). Following the detecti...

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Port of Townsville collects bronze at Australian Reporting Awards

20th June 2018

Port of Townsville Limited has won bronze at the Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) held in Sydney this evening.   The Awards were established in 1950 by leading business leaders for excellence in preparing annual reports, to improve the standards of financial reporting and communicating with ...

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First shipment of wind turbines arrive at Port of Townsville

7th June 2018

  Massive 70 metre wind turbine blades, bound for the Kennedy Energy Park in Hughenden, are being imported through Townsville today. The shipment of 36 blades and 3,500 tonnes of cargo from China will form part of the world’s first hybrid large-scale power plant. The $160 million project ...

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PFAS Update - May 2018

8th May 2018

In late April 2018, results from preliminary testing of groundwater detected elevated levels of Per-and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) around the Port of Townsville.  This testing was undertaken as part of a voluntary monitoring program by the Port. The results do not relate to water connec...

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EOI for world class marine precinct

4th May 2018

Port of Townsville’s Harbour City Project will kick off with the development of a key parcel of land as an iconic global centre of excellence for marine science and research. The site is currently home to the offices of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, and is located between Reef ...

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Containerised Cargo Records Smashed at Port of Townsville

30th April 2018

Records have tumbled for containerised cargo movements at the Port of Townsville. More than 65,000 container movements have been recorded so far this financial year, already up several thousand on the 2014/2015 Port of Townsville record of 62,512 containers. An estimated 80,000 containers are expec...

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Early groundwater results show elevated levels of PFAS

27th April 2018

Preliminary testing of groundwater has detected elevated levels of PFAS around the Port of Townsville.  This testing was undertaken as part of a voluntary monitoring program by the Port. Per-and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that have been widely used sinc...

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Berth 4 opens to shipping after $40.7 million upgrade

29th March 2018

The Port of Townsville's Berth 4 container and general cargo facility has officially opened today after the completion of a $40.7 million upgrade. The two-year project, delivered on time and under budget, has resulted in a full upgrade of the inner harbour berth so larger vessels can be...

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Capricorn Copper exports first shipment

22nd February 2018

Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) has today welcomed the news of Capricorn Copper’s first shipment of high quality copper concentrate via Berth 11. Port of Townsville General Manager Business Development Claudia Brumme-Smith said that it was a historic day for the Capricorn Copper mine, locate...

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Townsville Port Expansion Gets the Environmental Tick from Federal Government

7th February 2018

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Townsville Port Expansion Project has been approved by the Federal Government. The Federal Government’s approval of the EIS for the project means that preliminary works on Stage 1, the $193 million Channel Widening Project, could kick off before...

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Townsville Cruise Ship Committee - Half Year Report

5th February 2018

What's Happening - February 2018

5th February 2018

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Port of Townsville releases half yearly trade figures

18th January 2018

Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) has posted solid trade results for its two ports at the half way point of the 2017/18 financial year. Overall combined tonnage through t...

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Port of Townsville facilitates Northern Australia's first cattle shipment to Chinese market

18th January 2018

The first-ever shipment of live cattle from Northern Australia destined for the Chinese market departed Townsville today from Berth 3, managed by Northern Stevedoring Ser...

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Townsville port raises the bar with new cranes

21st December 2017

The Port of Townsville has received approval to fund a $27.3 million investment into new cranes and cargo handling infrastructure. During a visit to the port today, Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad said the investment would develop jobs and support the efficient operation of container and ca...

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North Queensland Manbullo mangoes set sail for Asia

12th December 2017

3,250 cartons of Manbulloo mangoes grown in North Queensland set sail for Asia today from the Port of Townsville in refrigerated containers on Mariana Express Lines&rsquo...

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Greenvale Marble sets sail for Italy

12th December 2017

Port of Townsville Gets Stylish with Locally Influenced Cruise Uniform

22nd November 2017

The Port of Townsville team is preparing for the launch of its biggest cruise season ever next week, revealing a new cruise-welcome uniform, designed in collaboration with local silk artist Pip Earl of fashion label Pipsilk. The design features silk panels and scarves in a pattern inspired by the im...

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Capricorn Copper mine open for business

20th November 2017

Port of Townsville Limited has welcomed the news of the official opening of Capricorn Copper’s mine in north west Queensland.  Port of Townsville Acting Chief Executive Officer Claudia Brumme-Smith said that the news of Capricorn Copper’s first production run of high grade quality c...

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July-September trade volumes break records at Townsville Port

9th November 2017

Port of Townsville Limited has recorded strong trade growth in the first quarter of the 2017/18 financial year compared to the same time last year in containerised & general cargo (+135%), motor vehicles (35%), molasses (+45%), sulphur (+26%), live cattle (+21%), petroleum (+16%) and fertiliser ...

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What's Happening - October 2017

27th October 2017

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Motor Vehicle Imports up 40% so far this financial year

9th October 2017

More than 4,500 motor vehicles have been imported through the Townsville Port so far this financial year, an increase of 40% on the same period last year. Sixteen car carriers have arrived in Townsville since 1 July 2017 to import the record-breaking number of motor vehicles to the region. Port of T...

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What's Happening - September 2017

9th October 2017

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Roll-on/Roll-Off Facility Moves Massive Project Cargo for Adani

6th October 2017

$50 million worth of project cargo weighing around 2,000 tonnes for Adani’s Abbot Point Project has been successfully imported through Townsville Port. The steel machine is a replacement for one of the team of six stacker-reclaimers for Abbot Point’s coal operations. It arrived in Septem...

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Port of Townsville 2016-17 Annual Report

29th September 2017

Port of Townsville Limited’s (POTL)’s financial performance has remained strong despite continuing challenging economic conditions in North Queensland; posting a net profit of $15.18 million for the 2016-17 year. Overall trade volume was 7.5 million tonnes, with several sectors increasin...

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$1.64B Port Expansion Project Gets Green light from QLD Government

29th September 2017

Construction works on the Townsville Port Expansion could start next year after the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project was approved by the Queensland Coordinator-General. Townsville Port is a vital trade gateway for Northern Australia and for the nation. It is the country’s b...

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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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