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 row that the Townsville Port has picked up the gong; a feat never before achieved.
Port of Townsville Limited Chief Executive Officer Ranee Crosby said that the win was a testament to the hard working staff at the Townsville Port, as well as exceptional local contractors who had worked on the infrastructure projects included in the nomination.
“I am incredibly proud to lead this team who consistently deliver results above and beyond the call of duty. The Townsville Port beat some incredibly tough competition in the category to secure this award.”
“We wanted to bring this one home for the Townsville community and I’m delighted that the trophy will be flying back to North Queensland tomorrow for the second year in a row.”
The nomination for Townsville focussed on the improvement of efficiency and capacity of existing assets and its innovative and industry-leading work in the area of stakeholder engagement and communication, particularly utilising social media. The Port of Townsville has invested in sectors of future growth by completing more than $26 million in infrastructure projects and commenced new projects valued at more than $50 million.
Over the next five years the Port of Townsville will facilitate significant projects and initiatives that will cement its place as Northern Australia’s premier trade and logistics hub.