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Oct 27, 2020
Labor pledges cash for maritime industry

Labor pledges cash for maritime industry

State Labor says a new shipping service between Townsville and Brisbane will be a priority if it remains in government after Saturday’s election. It has also promised to commit $21 million over two years to create maritime jobs in a revitalised coastal shipping industry. “Labor is backing the economic potential of Queensland’s 16 trading ports,”… ...

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Oct 19, 2020
New Chinese shipping links for Townsville

New Chinese shipping links for Townsville

COSCO Shipping Lines has started a new fortnightly service directly linking Townsville with destinations in China, Northern Australia and the South Pacific. Port of Townsville says the CAP (China/Australia/Pacific) service will create additional opportunities and improved efficiencies for Northern Australia’s mining, construction and retail industries.  “Approximately 75 per cent of the...

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Oct 14, 2020
Aurizon in $50m push for low-carbon locos

Aurizon in $50m push for low-carbon locos

Rail freight operator Aurizon will look into low-carbon options to drive its trains, including battery and hydrogen power. The company has announced a $50 million Future Fleet Fund as part of a climate strategy released today. Managing director and chief executive officer Andrew Harding said more than 90 per cent of the company’s emissions were… ...

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Sep 30, 2020
$30m charge-up for Port of Cairns growth

$30m charge-up for Port of Cairns growth

Port of Cairns will receive a $30 million boost to build two new wharves and advance the case for further growth as a defence vessel maintenance and shipbuilding hub. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the wharf construction work would deliver 150 new jobs at the Cairns Marine Precinct. The funding announcement came under the Cairns/FNQ… ...

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Sep 29, 2020
Wharf work to keep Auckland Point on the move

Wharf work to keep Auckland Point on the move

A $6 million fender upgrade at Gladstone Ports Corporation’s Auckland Point Terminal is expected to open the way for increased shipping operations and allow larger bulk carriers to visit the port. The project will include new marine pylons, buffer and securing equipment to replace the old structure and extend the life one of Gladstone’s oldest… ...

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Sep 25, 2020
Partnership extended to safeguard marine health

Partnership extended to safeguard marine health

James Cook University has entered a new five-year partnership with North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) to help safeguard the marine environment. The $5 million agreement expands the current three-year partnership JCU has to track the health of the marine environment around NQBP’s ports at Mackay, Hay Point, Abbot Point and Weipa and will enable… ...

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Sep 21, 2020
Major shiploader project approved for Gladstone

Major shiploader project approved for Gladstone

Gladstone Ports Corporation has the green light to replace Shiploader 1 at Gladstone in a four-year project expected to create about 200 jobs. The GPC said it had received Queensland Government approval for the project, securing the loading capacity of the terminal for the next 25 years. GPC acting chief executive officer Craig Walker said… ...

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Sep 14, 2020
Bundaberg Port industries benefit from $5.3m upgrade

Bundaberg Port industries benefit from $5.3m upgrade

A newly completed road upgrade at Bundaberg Port is expected to drive future growth and development opportunities. The $5.3 million upgrade to improve truck access will allow Buss and Newman streets to become the main route for heavy vehicle traffic commuting into the precinct. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said with growth at… ...

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Sep 07, 2020
Infrastructure overhaul for Port of Mackay

Infrastructure overhaul for Port of Mackay

Port of Mackay is set for $17 million in infrastructure projects over the next 12 months. The projects include construction of a new tug berth facility; upgrades to Wharves 1 and 4; seawall repairs; and essential maintenance dredging – job-creating projects for the sugar city. Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert said the projects would strengthen… ...

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