2016 Australian port or terminal of the year


Trading Through Townsville

Townsville is one of Australia's most diverse ports and boasts world-class infrastructure to support the import and export of more than 30 different cargo types/commodities.  In 2014/2015 more than $11 billion in trade passed over our wharves.

Working with our customers and key stakeholders, the Port of Townsville offers:

  • Eight operational berths for bulk, breakbulk, liquid cargo (fuel, oil, acid) live exports, project and general cargo;

  • Excellent intermodal connectivity via road and rail;

  • A purpose-built cruise ship terminal (Quayside Terminal) and function venue;

  • The fastest sailing times between Australia and China (10 days direct to Shanghai).

More than $500 million has been invested into infrastructure upgrades at the Townsville Port over the past five years including:

  • Construction of the Port Access Road

  • Upgrade to Berth 8

  • Berth 10 upgrade and construction of Quayside Terminal

  • Upgrade of Berth 4 (currently underway).

By 2017, Townsville will have the infrastructure capacity to double its existing container movement numbers to more than 100,000 boxes (TEU) per year.

Refrigerated Cargo

The Townsville Port has the facilities to handle refrigerated cargo in containers. Cargo such as fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood and dairy products all currently move through Townsville to countries in South East Asia and China.  For more information about moving refrigerated cargo through Townsville, view the presentation here.

Contacts for Trade Team

Whether you're moving one container a month or looking to move one million tonnes of product a year, the Port of Townsville's Trade Development team is your one-stop-shop for trade enquiries, providing access to integrated shipping and trade expertise, trade property development and marketing services. The Port of Townsville Trade Team has ambitious growth targets and is here to assist you in any way possible to get your commodity imported or exported from North Queensland.

We also work with customers planning for future capacity projects and facilitating long term trade growth and property related investment. We can negotiate and manage land tenure and provide strategic direction on land uses within trade precincts.

Trade Development Team

Maria James │ Trade Development Executive

M:  0407 011 483  P: +617 4781 1559│

James Hampton | Trade Development Officer

M: 0437 844 816  P: +617 4781 1514  |

Alison Collier | Business Development Officer

M: 0429 951 593  P: +617 4781 1513  |