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 2016-17 $8 billion in trade passed over our wharves.

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

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

  • Excellent inter-modal connectivity via road and rail;

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

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

Container Trade

The Port of Townsville is the largest container port in Northern Australia. Container trade is the fastest growing sector at Port of Townsville, growing at a rate of 14% per annum since 2006/07. In 2016/17, container trade accounted for 10% of total import and export volumes moving through Port of Townsville. 

A Guide for Exporters

A Guide for Exporters introduces the sea freight container export supply chain at Port of Townsville. The guide describes the parties involved in the sea freight supply chain and outlines the container export process. New exporters can use the guide to familiarise themselves with the sea freight export supply chain for containerised cargo. 

The Guide for Exporters is available 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's Trade Team has ambitious growth targets and is here to assist you in any way possible to get your commodity imported or exported through 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│

Helaina Bannister | Trade Development Officer

M: 0436 692 853  P: +617 4421 5686

Alison Collier | Trade Development Officer

M: 0429 951 593  P: +617 4781 1513  |


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