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Jul 29, 2021
Rock-solid milestone for $232m port upgrade

Rock-solid milestone for $232m port upgrade

The largest infrastructure project in the Port of Townsville’s history has reached a major milestone with the completion of the $232 million Channel Upgrade project’s rock wall.  Constructing the 2.2km rock wall is the first critical step in widening Townsville’s shipping channel to allow larger ships, up to 300m, to access the port.  The material… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Big lift for Port of Townsville loading capacity

Big lift for Port of Townsville loading capacity

A new $30 million Berth 4 Crane and Cargo Terminal is set to supercharge the loading and unloading of container vessels at Port of Townsville. The terminal’s completion has been marked by the debut of the port’s new Liebherr Post Panamax Ship-to-Shore crane.   Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the 100m tall crane would comfortably… ...

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Apr 10, 2021
Brumme-Smith takes Townsville Enterprise leadership role

Brumme-Smith takes Townsville Enterprise leadership role

Port of Townsville executive Claudia Brumme-Smith is set to take the helm as Townsville Enterprise chief executive officer next month.   Townsville Enterprise chairman Kevin Gill said Ms Brumme-Smith had an exceptional knowledge of North Queensland’s industry base and strong insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the region.   “Claudia is an experienced manager… ...

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Feb 11, 2021
Townsville motor vehicle imports rev up

Townsville motor vehicle imports rev up

Port of Townsville has hit top gear for motor vehicle imports, reaching record figures last quarter. Almost 6000 vehicles arrived through the port between October and December 2020. And October fell just six cars shy of the Port’s biggest month on record with 2245 cars being discharged that month. Port of Townsville trade development manager… ...

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Dec 09, 2020
Hall wins major Channel Upgrade Project package

Hall wins major Channel Upgrade Project package

Hall Contracting has won the largest contract in Port of Townsville’s $232 million Channel Upgrade Project, with a package of works expected to employ 70 people. The works include capital dredging to widen 14.9km of sea channels over two years and reclamation of 62ha of land through beneficial reuse of dredged material. Hall Contracting is… ...

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Nov 26, 2020
Crane to take port capability to new heights

Crane to take port capability to new heights

A new ship-to-shore crane standing almost 100m tall is set to boost capacity at Port of Townsville as part of a $30 million upgrade to its multi-user cargo handling facility. The Liebherr Super Post Panamax Ship-to-Shore crane is the first ship-to-shore crane purchased by the Port of Townsville since the 1970s and is due to… ...

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Nov 07, 2020
Making ends meet in $193m Port of Townsville upgrade

Making ends meet in $193m Port of Townsville upgrade

The Port of Townsville has marked another achievement in its $193 million Channel Upgrade project, with the joining of the eastern and western sides of a 2.2km rock wall. The rock wall, being built by Hall Contracting, will form a protective bund around a 62ha Port Reclamation Area that will kickstart the Port’s seaward expansion…. ...

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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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