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  • 15 September 2020
    Business development

    Ports North has won an Australian Engineering Excellence Award Queensland for its Cairns Shipping Development Project. “A huge thank you goes out to the very capable contractors and consultants such as BMT, RN Dredging, Hall Contracting, AECOM, Austral Construction, Golders, Flanagan Consulting and Douglas Partners who assisted in the delivery of this complex and challenging […]

  • 2 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Ports North said in its latest release that they continue to be a major contributor to regional economic growth with an almost doubling of operating profits in the 2017-18 financial year. “We have pushed into new growth areas with excellent results,” Ports North Chairman Russell Beer said. “And when we build our port capacities, we […]

  • 8 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Ports North’s Port Master Planning Project has taken an important step forward with the appointment of GHD Advisory to undertake a detailed technical plan that will map out options for developing the Ports of Cairns and the Port of Mourilyan over a 30-year timeframe. Commenting the latest news, Transport and Main Roads Minister, Mark Bailey, […]

  • 28 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    Ports North latest video puts together all of the interesting elements of the Cairns Shipping Development Project that was completed in May. In total, more than 400,000 hours were put into the project. The work included dredging the Cairns shipping channel, building an 8km pipeline to transfer silt for re-use and restoring six wharves built […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, has received a Section 408 permission request from the Port of Anchorage to modify an existing federal dredging project as part of the Anchorage Port Modernization Program. The port’s program consists of five phases to replace and modernize existing docks. The request for Section 408 permission is […]

  • 26 September 2011

    On September 16, the project of structural reinforcement and reconstruction of 19 and 20 berth terminals in north basin of Tianjin Port, undertaken by CCCC First Harbour Engineering Company Limited kicked off. Located on the west bank of the third basin in the Beijiang port area of Tianjin Port, the project, a key one at […]

  • 12 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Curtis Pitt announced last week a $120 million state budget commitment for the Trinity Inlet dredging project. According to Treasurer Curtis Pitt, this week’s Budget will provide funding certainty to undertake the long-awaited Cairns Shipping Development Project (CSDP), subject to Ports North finalizing and lodging their amended and re-scoped Environmental […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Further collection of water quality baseline data will be carried out during the next four months to deliver a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement on the Cairns Shipping Development Project. Ports North Chairman Mr. Brett Moller confirmed that additional field studies were being undertaken following consultation with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA). Mr […]

  • 28 September 2012

    The Tianjin Port North Zone has unveiled plan for three new large container terminals which will boost overall capacity to 32 berths capable of handling 16m TEU annually. According to marine-news-china.com, the three facilities are the East Pierhead, the Free Trade Zone and the North Pierhead, located on a 7.8 sq km site with a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Queensland’s Coordinator-General is inviting people to have their say on the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Cairns Shipping Development project. Prepared by Far North Queensland Ports Corporation trading as Ports North, the draft EIS describes the project and its potential environmental impacts, both positive and negative. The draft EIS was prepared in accordance […]

  • 1 October 2012

    If the Trinity Inlet dredging plan goes according to plan, the mega cruise ships will be able to dock at the Port of Cairns by the end of 2015. “The environmental assessment process was expected to take two years and the dredging about eight months,” stated Ports North chairman Brett Moller. The Ports North announced […]

  • 25 November 2009

    The investment of more than RM1.1 billion to upgrade Penang Port will come to naught if the port’s north channel is not deepened, said Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) managing director Datuk Ahmad ibni Hajar… Source: The Edge Malaysia, November 25, 2009;

  • 19 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch has applauded the Government’s move to ban the dumping of any capital dredge spoil in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park waters, saying it shouldn’t be news to Ports North in regards to their Port of Cairns dredge proposal. “I congratulate Environment Minister Greg Hunt for this decision, it’s something that I’ve been arguing […]