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North Queensland Bulk Ports

Dec 06, 2020
Major Hay Point building refurb a win for local jobs

Major Hay Point building refurb a win for local jobs

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) has announced local company Fergus Builders as the principal contractor for its Hay Point Administration Building refurbishment project, which is set to start before the end of the year. Home to Maritime Safety Queensland’s (MSQ’s) Vessel Traffic Services and NQBP’s marine pilots, the project will include the refurbishment and… ...

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Apr 29, 2020
Weipa dredging program to start next month

Weipa dredging program to start next month

Annual maintenance dredging will kick off at Weipa in Far North Queensland from early May with a COVID-19 control program in place. North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) chief executive officer Nicolas Fertin said the dredge vessel TSHD Brisbane was due to begin work at the Port of Weipa next month. Dredging will also be… ...

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Feb 25, 2020
Second port access open after $2.9m construction

Second port access open after $2.9m construction

Port of Mackay’s second access way, Gudyara Rd, is open to the public after a $2.9 million construction effort. The 500m road extends from Edmund Casey Dr to Slade Point Rd and is expected to create further development opportunities as well as imporving access. North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation chief executive officer Nicolas Fertin said… ...

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Jan 21, 2020
Special delivery to boost CQ coal haulage fleet

Special delivery to boost CQ coal haulage fleet

A cargo of 66 new rail wagons has been unloaded at the Port of Mackay as Aurizon boosts its coal haulage fleet. The rail freight operator has bought a total of 264 coal haulage wagons from China and this is the first of four shipments. An Aurizon spokeswoman said they would be put to work… ...

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Nov 19, 2019
Port steps up with $6m civil works spree

Port steps up with $6m civil works spree

Three infrastructure projects costing almost $6 million are now underway at Port of Mackay, including a large laydown and washdown area to support a growing mining machinery trade. North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) says the construction projects, under lead contractor Shadforth, are supporting up to 120 local jobs. NQBP chief executive officer Nicolas Fertin… ...

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Oct 24, 2019
Port of Mackay does heavy lifting for Hay Point project

Port of Mackay does heavy lifting for Hay Point project

The “grand finale” in the transportation of new ship loader cargo destined for Hay Point Coal Terminal has been completed at the Port of Mackay. Spanning 50m long, and weighing 230 metric tonnes, the ship loader shuttle is a replacement for an old piece of equipment which was lifted from the vessel Pauwgracht in spectacular… ...

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Oct 11, 2019
Shadforth to lead Port of Mackay road project

Shadforth to lead Port of Mackay road project

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation has appointed Queensland-based construction company Shadforth for a $2.9 million road project to create a secondary access for the Port of Mackay. NQBP chief executive officer Nicolas Fertin said work to extend the road from Edmund Casey Drive to Slade Point Road was starting this month and was expected to… ...

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Oct 09, 2019
Mining heavyweights hit the high seas

Mining heavyweights hit the high seas

Port of Mackay was doing some heavy lifting for the mining industry as a 1350-tonne collection of equipment was loaded for export recently. Six Komatsu 830E trucks and three Caterpillar D11R bulldozers set sail on the BBC Echo on Monday bound for Morocco. North Queensland Bulk Ports said the exporter, Plantco, had been granted exclusive… ...

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Oct 01, 2019
Soaring profits for key port operator

Soaring profits for key port operator

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) recorded a $15.8 million profit last financial year – up 200 per cent on 2017/18. Total throughput facilitated through NQBP’s ports was 177.5 million tonnes via the ports of Hay Point (118.32 million), Abbot Point (28.9 million), Weipa (27.34 million) and Mackay (2.91 million). This was consistent with the… ...

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