Technical Seminar on Cairns Shipping Development Project

PIANC Western Australia Chapter recently hosted a great technical seminar on the Cairns Shipping Development Project.


The lack of deepwater access at Cairns was considered a major economic hurdle for Far North Queensland.

Ports North (PN) therefore pursed a plan for deepening and widening of the entrance channel and basin at the Port of Cairns, large enough to accommodate large cruise vessels.

Being located in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, the project had unique challenges and opportunities.

Learn about this complex channel deepening project in Far North Queensland with insight from the consultant and the contractor’s perspective.