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Port of Townsville

Apr 10, 2021
Brumme-Smith takes Townsville Enterprise leadership role

Brumme-Smith takes Townsville Enterprise leadership role

Port of Townsville executive Claudia Brumme-Smith is set to take the helm as Townsville Enterprise chief executive officer next month.   Townsville Enterprise chairman Kevin Gill said Ms Brumme-Smith had an exceptional knowledge of North Queensland’s industry base and strong insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the region.   “Claudia is an experienced manager… ...

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Feb 11, 2021
Townsville motor vehicle imports rev up

Townsville motor vehicle imports rev up

Port of Townsville has hit top gear for motor vehicle imports, reaching record figures last quarter. Almost 6000 vehicles arrived through the port between October and December 2020. And October fell just six cars shy of the Port’s biggest month on record with 2245 cars being discharged that month. Port of Townsville trade development manager… ...

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Dec 09, 2020
Hall wins major Channel Upgrade Project package

Hall wins major Channel Upgrade Project package

Hall Contracting has won the largest contract in Port of Townsville’s $232 million Channel Upgrade Project, with a package of works expected to employ 70 people. The works include capital dredging to widen 14.9km of sea channels over two years and reclamation of 62ha of land through beneficial reuse of dredged material. Hall Contracting is… ...

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Nov 26, 2020
Crane to take port capability to new heights

Crane to take port capability to new heights

A new ship-to-shore crane standing almost 100m tall is set to boost capacity at Port of Townsville as part of a $30 million upgrade to its multi-user cargo handling facility. The Liebherr Super Post Panamax Ship-to-Shore crane is the first ship-to-shore crane purchased by the Port of Townsville since the 1970s and is due to… ...

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Nov 07, 2020
Making ends meet in $193m Port of Townsville upgrade

Making ends meet in $193m Port of Townsville upgrade

The Port of Townsville has marked another achievement in its $193 million Channel Upgrade project, with the joining of the eastern and western sides of a 2.2km rock wall. The rock wall, being built by Hall Contracting, will form a protective bund around a 62ha Port Reclamation Area that will kickstart the Port’s seaward expansion…. ...

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Oct 27, 2020
Labor pledges cash for maritime industry

Labor pledges cash for maritime industry

State Labor says a new shipping service between Townsville and Brisbane will be a priority if it remains in government after Saturday’s election. It has also promised to commit $21 million over two years to create maritime jobs in a revitalised coastal shipping industry. “Labor is backing the economic potential of Queensland’s 16 trading ports,”… ...

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Oct 19, 2020
New Chinese shipping links for Townsville

New Chinese shipping links for Townsville

COSCO Shipping Lines has started a new fortnightly service directly linking Townsville with destinations in China, Northern Australia and the South Pacific. Port of Townsville says the CAP (China/Australia/Pacific) service will create additional opportunities and improved efficiencies for Northern Australia’s mining, construction and retail industries.  “Approximately 75 per cent of the...

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Sep 28, 2020
Resource sector keeps port figures ship shape

Resource sector keeps port figures ship shape

Port of Townsville has reported a 6.5 per cent increase in freight passing over its wharves last financial year, with exports of mineral concentrates and fertiliser listed as key factors in that growth. It reported a $13.87 million net profit for 2019/20 and a saw almost 8.2 million tonnes of freight shifted at its Townsville… ...

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Aug 04, 2020
Contract awarded for $4.5m truck staging works

Contract awarded for $4.5m truck staging works

RMS Engineering and Construction has won the contract to build a $4.5 million truck staging area at Port of Townsville. The project, which will cater for up to 20 triple road trains when completed, is due to commence this week and is expected to be completed in early 2021. RMS also recently completed civil construction… ...

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