Berth 4 Crane and Cargo Terminal

In 2016/2017 the Port upgraded Berth 4 wharf which doubled the capacity of the berth to accommodate growth in containerised cargo, general cargo and project cargo. This upgrade also enabled Berth 4 to handle an increase in container ship sizes from 2,500 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) to between 5,500 and 8,500 TEU’s.

The associated Container and Cargo Terminal of Berth 4 is currently under construction. This will create a cargo handling facility at Berth 4 with the ability to process the increased container ships and cargo.

The project includes:

  • Construction of pavement for heavy duty cargo handling including car parking over a site of approximately 1.8 hectares;
  • Construction of a quarantine approved container washbay;
  • Installation of power, lighting, security fencing, terminal gates, amenities and utility services;
  • Level road and rail crossing to allow direct access to Berth 4 from the cargo terminal site;
  • Supply and installation of a ship to shore crane from Liebherr.


The benefits of the project are:

  • Ability to accommodate growth in containerized cargo, general and project cargo;
  • Ability to process increased container ship sizes.


Construction is underway and is scheduled to be completed by end of 2020 including installation of ship to shore crane.


Located 1,360 kilometres north of Brisbane, The Port of Townsville is a world-class gateway for trade and investment.