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  • 25 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    The largest port development in Cairns’ history is now complete, providing a much-needed shot in the arm for the tropical north city as it continues its COVID-19 recovery, Queensland Government announced today. Crews have wrapped up works on the final stage of the Palaszczuk Government’s $127 million shipping development project, putting the finishing touches on […]

  • 15 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dredging carried out for the Cairns Shipping Development Project has had no adverse impact on the seagrass meadows in Trinity Inlet and some areas have actually expanded during operations, a new report has found. In another major find, seagrass distribution across the larger port limits covers the second largest area ever recorded for Cairns, at […]

  • 28 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s investment in a $127 million project to widen and deepen the shipping channel, the largest ship ever to enter the Port of Cairns berthed today marking a historic evolution for Far North Queensland’s cruise ship industry. This time last year, the 294-meter-long Queen Elizabeth would have been forced to drop […]

  • 14 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Ports North has just released the latest update on their Cairns Shipping Development Project, saying that the construction phase of the $20 million wharf upgrades is currently underway. The dredging phase of the project was successfully completed in September with the 111m-long trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Balder R. “A deeper channel means more opportunities […]

  • 25 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Thousands of jobs are on the horizon for Cairns, with dredging on the city’s $127 million shipping development now complete. Member for Cairns Michael Healy visited the Cairns Port today to meet with locals who worked on the project and farewell the 111m-long dredging ship Balder R, which was tasked with opening up the inlet […]

  • 29 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Australia’s largest backhoe dredge – the giant Woomera has been busy lately clearing the hard clays from the Trinity Inlet. The Ports North this morning released a video showing the backhoe dredge Woomera working near the Port of Cairns wharves as part of the dredging for the Cairns Shipping Development project. Spanning 65 meters in […]

  • 27 August 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Cairns’ wharves are set for a major makeover, paving the way for cruise ships up to 300m in length to dock at the far north shipping hub. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey and Member for Cairns Michael Healy today announced a $20 million contract to modernize the port’s six wharves, […]

  • 26 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The second stage of the Cairns Shipping Development Project officially started today with the arrival of the backhoe dredger Woomera, which will soon begin clearing the hard clays from the Trinity Inlet. The 111m-long, German-built dredging vessel Balder R began its task on July 1 to open up the inlet for large cruise ships after […]

  • 9 July 2019
    Business & Finance

     Ports North has just released this very interesting video about construction works on a dredge pipeline, part of the Cairns Shipping Development Project. Under the project, the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Balder R will remove soft clays from the channel, which will then be pumped along this 8km long pipeline to a dedicated […]

  • 19 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging vessel Balder R, owned by the Danish company Rohde Nielsen, is getting ready to start work on the $127 million Cairns Shipping Development project. Commenting the latest news, Member for Cairns, Michael Healy, said that the 111m-long German-built dredger would be tasked to open up Trinity Inlet for large cruise ships after a successful […]

  • 22 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Construction works can now begin on infrastructure associate with the Cairns Shipping Development Project (CSDP), following the granting of an Operational Works Permit by the Queensland’s Cairns Regional Council. The Shipping Development Standing Committee yesterday provided its final approval for the long-awaited project. Commenting the latest release, Mayor of Cairns Regional Council, Bob Manning, said that […]

  • 11 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    RN Dredging Pty Ltd, the Australian subsidiary of Rohde Nielsen A/S, has been awarded the dredging and construction contract for the $127 million Cairns Shipping Development Project. Under the agreement, the company will work alongside Hall Contracting, the largest Queensland-based dredging company, on this project, the State Government announced. Member for Cairns, Michael Healy, said that the […]

  • 17 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government has approved a business case for the Cairns Shipping Development Project, backing a $127 million jobs bonanza for Far North Queensland. Commenting the latest news, Member for Cairns, Michael Healy, said that the upgrade to the Port of Cairns would open major economic opportunities across the region. “This project passed one of the most rigorous environmental reviews in Australia, and now […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Ports North said in their latest announcement that they have welcomed the Commonwealth Government environmental approval for the Cairns Shipping Development Project. Commenting the news, Ports North Chairman Russell Beer said: “This is a major milestone in the approval process and underlines the confidence Federal Government has in our environmental management credentials.” “Ports North is […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The job-creating Cairns Shipping Development Project has been given the green light after the federal government signed off on the environmental impact statement, Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said in its today’s release.  The federal government was forced to delay making a final decision on the EIS for several months at the request of the Queensland […]

  • 5 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Dredging contractors are being invited to provide Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the removal and placement of dredge material for the Cairns Shipping Development Project, the Queensland Government said in its latest release. The EOI is the first part of a two-stage process to procure a dredging contractor based on their experience, methods, equipment and […]

  • 28 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    A $120 million upgrade to the Port of Cairns is closer thanks to the finalization of the state’s consideration of the Environmental Impact Statement for the project. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, today announced the state’s independent Coordinator-General has approved the port upgrades with very stringent reef safeguards. Mr Dick […]

  • 11 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Ports North welcomed today the release of the Cairns Shipping Development Project Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for public comment. According to the Chairman Russell Beer, the public consultation was the next major milestone for the project, bringing this region-shaping opportunity a significant step closer to becoming a reality. The Cairns Shipping Development Project involves widening […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Coasts & Ports Conference will take place from June 21-23, 2017, at the Cairns Convention Center in Cairns, Queensland, Australia The event will bring together engineers, planners, scientists and researchers to Cairns, to focus on the technological, scientific, policy, planning and design issues related to the region’s diverse and developing coasts. The main aim of […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Local Organizing Committee, the National Committee for Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Engineers Australia, PIANC Australia and the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) will this year hold the Coasts and Ports 2017 event. The event will bring together engineers, planners, scientists and researchers to Cairns, to focus on the technological, scientific, policy, planning and […]

  • 21 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has confirmed that the Cairns Shipping Development Project will now target mega cruise ships up to 300 meters in length, to take advantage of the strong growth forecast for these impressive vessels. “I’d like to commend Ports North for focusing the project on capturing the strong growth in mid-to-large Mega Ships […]

  • 18 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ports North has been granted an extension until mid-2017 to review its plans and environmental impact statement to expand the Port of Cairns. Treasurer and Acting State Development Minister Curtis Pitt said that the Coordinator-General had today allowed Ports North until 30 June, 2017 to re-submit an EIS for the Cairns Shipping Development Project. “Granting […]

  • 28 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society and The Cairns and Far North Environment Center have called on the Queensland Government to oppose any changes to the Sustainable Port Development Bill that would list the port of Cairns as a ‘priority port’ and allow new dredging. “The fact that over one hundred Cairns and Far North businesses […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has spoken out against plans that could see Cairns become a mega-port, and warned of the huge impacts this could have on the Great Barrier Reef. “If Cairns is designated a ‘priority port’ under the Queensland Government’s new ports legislation, the door will be open not just to millions […]

  • 14 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Cairns Regional Council will formally request that a final decision on the dredging of Trinity Inlet be deferred in its submission in response to the Cairns Shipping Development Project Environmental Impact Statement. The submission to the Coordinator General recommends that the project be further assessed to determine whether:   the project is supported by the […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    ‘Fight for the Reef’ today released a new report into the benefits and risks of cruise ships for the Cairns local economy that was originally commissioned to help understand if there was any need for further dredging in Trinity Inlet. The report finds that dredging Cairns’ port for large cruise ships is not necessary to […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The LNP appears to be confused about their own policy regarding the Cairns port dredging proposal in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, announced Cairns and Far North Environment Center (CAFNEC). The community has been told that State Government policy was NO new dumping in the Marine Park. Recently on ABC Radio, Cairns MP Gavin […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is drawing attention to the rumoured release of the Cairns Port Dredging proposal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) over the holiday/Christmas period. While the State and Federal Governments have had the completed EIS for weeks, the release of the document for public comment has been delayed. Most observers […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) have confirmed an impressive and diverse line up of speakers for presentations and panel discussion at the upcoming community forum on Cairns port dredging, 24th September 2014. Dredging in Queensland is a hot topic and the release of the environmental impact statement for the Cairns dredging proposal […]