Report on Health of Seagrass in Cleveland Bay
Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) has released the 2015 Annual Seagrass Health Survey carried out in Cleveland Bay during 2015. The survey, commissioned annually since 2007 at a cost of around $70,000 per year, is carried out by James Cook University’s (JCU) Centre for Tropical Water & Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER). JCU scientist in charge of the program Dr Michael Rasheed said that the results of the monitoring in Townsville over the past few years were encouraging, with a large scale recovery of seagrasses being recorded.
WILCO Logistics Bags Townsville Port Safety Works
WILCO Logistics Pty Ltd has been announced as the successful bid contractor on Breakwater safety works at the Port of Townsville. Minister for Ports Mark Bailey said the overall $1.5 million project will improve navigational safety at the Townsville Port by widening the entrance to the harbour, but does not involve any capital dredging works. “This project is another step towards being able to accommodate larger vessels at the Townsville Port and will also improve the navigational safety of vessels already entering our harbour,” he said.
$55M Berth Upgrade in Townsville Port
Townsville contractor CivilPlus Constructions has been awarded the design and construct tender for the primary wharf works component of Port of Townsville’s $55 million Berth 4 Upgrade project. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the announcement was great news for the Townsville economy. “The upgrade of Berth 4 is one of the $187 million in projects brought forward as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Accelerated Works Program for North Queensland,” Mr Pitt said. “This work, which is expected to support 100 jobs and take around 18 months…
Hanran, Heywood Join Townsville Port Board
Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) has welcomed the announcement this morning by Treasurer Curtis Pitt and Minister for Ports and Energy and Water Supply Mark Bailey of the appointment of two new locally-based Directors to its Board. Mr Shane Hanran and Ms Megan Heywood assume their positions on the Board effective today. POTL Chair Renita Garard said that today’s announcement was a real boost to the port’s Board and that the skills and experience of the two appointees would service the business well as it embarks upon long term expansion plans.
Townsville Port, IPC Sign MoU
Northern Australia’s largest general cargo port, the Port of Townsville, will today sign a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) or the Indonesia Port Corporation (IPC). The agreement will be signed at the Indonesian-Australian Business Forum in Canberra, witnessed by the Australian Government’s Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Minister for Trade and Investment, H.E. Ms Susi Pudjiastuti, Minister of Maritime and Fisheries Affairs Republic of Indonesia, and H.E. Mr Nadjib Riphat Kesoema, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia for Australia.
New Chair for Townsville Port
The Palaszczuk Government has appointed one of Queensland’s most respected businesswomen, Renita Garard as the new Chair of the Port of Townsville. In a statement released earlier today, Acting Premier Curtis Pitt said that Ms Garard was being appointed at a pivotal time in Port of Townsville Limited’s (POTL) 150 year history, as it embarks upon a strategically important phase of growth and expansion. “Ms Garard brings a wealth of commercial and leadership experience to the Board…
Bulk Handling Facility Commissioned in Townsville Port
Northern Stevedoring Services (NSS) and the Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) have announced the official commissioning of a state-of-the-art bulk handling facility in South Townsville. The facility, which cost $15 million to construct, will be officially opened at 4pm on Thursday 10th September 2015 by The Honourable Coralee O’Rourke, Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Seniors and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland. NSS General Manager Juliette Sperber…
Townsville Port Hikes Charges
A 5 percent increase will apply to port charges at the Ports of Townsville and Lucinda effective July 1, 2015. The Layup Concession will continue to operate and its effectiveness will be monitored and reviewed through the Port Advisory Body. The Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) has implemented a number of cost control measures in recent years to ensure operating costs and overheads have been reduced. POTL has also worked in close partnership with berth operators and port service providers to improve port efficiencies and capacity.
Townsville Port charges to rise 5.5%
Port of Townsville Limited (POTL), Australia, has advised that a 5.5% increase will apply to port charges at the Ports of Townsville and Lucinda effective 1 July 2014. The Lay-up Concession will continue to operate and its effectiveness will be monitored and reviewed through the Port Advisory Body. More than $500 million has recently been invested in port and transport connections. Notably, the Townsville Port Access Road, upgrades of Berths 8 and 10 and channel and berth dredging works at the Port of Townsville have provided significant enhancements…
Townsville Opts for a Liebherr LHM 420
Australian-based Northern Stevedoring Services (NSS) has placed an order for a Liebherr mobile harbor crane, type LHM 420, to operate on Berth 3 and 4 in the Port of Townsville, Queensland. The operations of the stevedoring company span all of regional Queensland’s major port facilities, providing the full range of stevedoring and logistics solutions. The new crane is the third LHM crane for NSS, which has been operating an LHM 550 and an LHM 1300. “It’s taken a few months to get quay approval…
TITAN Salvage Opens Fourth Facility in Cairns, Australia
Team Springs into Immediate Action with Successful Rescue and Salvage of Two Stricken Vessels in Waters Surrounding Australia. To meet the needs of changing market conditions and increased commercial vessel traffic in and around the Great Barrier Reef, TITAN Salvage has established a new office and equipment depot in Cairns, Australia. The presence in the Pacific Southeast enhances the company’s marine salvage, wreck removal and emergency response capabilities in the region. With this new depot, also comes the region’s introduction to new subsidiary TITAN Maritime (Australia) Pty.