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Port of Mackay

Dec 24, 2020
Port of Mackay maintenance dredging completed

Port of Mackay maintenance dredging completed

Maintenance dredging at the Port of Mackay has been completed. The specialist dredging vessel TSHD Brisbane would depart the port today after commencing dredging operations earlier this month, said NQBP Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Fertin said. “Completing the maintenance dredging on schedule was no mean feat in a marine environment where shipping schedules, tides and weather can̷...

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Dec 11, 2020
Wharf extension kicks off in port projects push

Wharf extension kicks off in port projects push

Three significant infrastructure projects supporting 100 jobs are underway at the Port of Mackay in the run-up to Christmas, as work to extend Wharf 1 kicks off. Queensland-based company Davbridge Constructions will deliver the $2.4 million extension project. The project comes as upgrades on Wharf 4 reach the final stages with the installation of the… ...

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Sep 07, 2020
Infrastructure overhaul for Port of Mackay

Infrastructure overhaul for Port of Mackay

Port of Mackay is set for $17 million in infrastructure projects over the next 12 months. The projects include construction of a new tug berth facility; upgrades to Wharves 1 and 4; seawall repairs; and essential maintenance dredging – job-creating projects for the sugar city. Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert said the projects would strengthen… ...

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Jul 28, 2020
Solid trade results for Port of Mackay

Solid trade results for Port of Mackay

The Port of Mackay has recorded its second-best results for financial year trade throughput after topping three million tonnes despite the global economic impact of COVID-19. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey made the announcement, with the port recording 3.17 million throughput tonnes in 2019-20, supporting jobs and industry in the region. “COVID-19 has… ...

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Jan 30, 2020
Port of Mackay on a roll as  2020 kicks off

Port of Mackay on a roll as 2020 kicks off

The Port of Mackay has had a strong start to 2020 with six breakbulk ships arriving in January. And Höegh Autoliners’ monthly service to Mackay continues to be well received given the port’s strategic location to central Queensland. Tore Listad, Höegh’s Head of Regional Sales Europe, Middle East, India, Africa and Oceania said there was… ...

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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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Jul 21, 2019
Community urged to share Port of Mackay  memorabilia

Community urged to share Port of Mackay memorabilia

Community members are urged to share their memorabilia to help mark the Port of Mackay’s 80th anniversary next month. North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) chief executive officer Nicolas Fertin said some of the treasured items will be showcased as part of a commemorative exhibition at the Maritime Carnival in Old Mulherin Park. “We’ve engaged… ...

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Jan 21, 2019
Port of Mackay expands trade opportunities

Port of Mackay expands trade opportunities

North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation has opened up space at the Port of Mackay for new bulk material trades. NQBP trade development manager, Darren Fursman, said Mackay was one of the major servicing centres for the Central Queensland mining and agricultural industries. “As a business, we identified the potential for an area within the port… ...

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