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Plan to boost freight and reduce congestions at Fremantle Port

Tuck congestion to Fremantle Port in Western Australia will be reduced following an increase to the freight on rail subsidy in the 2017-18 State Budget. An allocation of $19.4 million over four years – equating to an additional $9.8 million – will enable the container rail subsidy to increase from $30 to $50 per Twenty-foot Equivalent […]

Port of Gladstone draft master plan proposal

The Queensland Government has identified Gladstone Ports Corporations’ (GPC) Port of Gladstone as one of four priority ports in the state, and it is the first to have a draft master plan prepared. The proposed master plan is a long-term strategic outlook for the Port of Gladstone and surrounding land and marine areas to ensure […]

Taskforce established to deliver Westport vision

A team of experts has been established to investigate location, size and timing for a future port that will complete the planning for the Western Australia Government’s long-term Outer Harbour freight vision. The multi-agency Westport Taskforce will outline a long-range vision to guide the planning, development and growth of both the Inner Harbour at Fremantle, […]

Changes to Darwin Port Induction System

From 6 October 2017, Darwin Port has decided to modernise the payment process for its induction system to credit card only terms to lower the costs  of processing and allowing the port to maintain the current fees payable. This change means that port users  will be required to pay for the Darwin Port Induction System […]

Southern Ports Authority under review

The Southern Ports Authority amalgamation is undergoing a post-implementation review by the Queensland Government, three years after the amalgamation. The former Albany, Bunbury and Esperance port authorities were merged to form the Southern Ports Authority in October 2014 as part of the first tranche of port governance reforms. The review will broadly consider the performance […]

Getting freight right in a changing economy

Australia’s cities are changing, and as a result, the way we move goods to their ultimate destination is changing too. The Australian Logistics Council has made a series of recommendations to the Australian Government to help make sure our freight strategy is fit for purpose as we move forward.

Revised Cairns Shipping Development Project EIS released

The revised Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Cairns Shipping Development Project has been released for public comment. The Cairns Shipping Development Project involves widening and deepening the existing navigation channel to allow larger cruise ships to berth at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal. The Project will enable one million cubic metres of capital dredge […]

Proposal released for Port of Townsville waterfront redevelopment

A $56 million Market Led Proposal (MLP) for a Strand ferry terminal and tourism precinct within the Townsville Waterfront Priority Development Area has been announced by Queensland Treasurer, Curtis Pitt. The proposal is led by national tourism operator SeaLink, working in partnership with Queensland developer Honeycombes Property Group, and will create a major tourism precinct […]

Port Rail Shuttle project announced

The Australian and Victorian Governments will soon open expressions of interest to deliver the Port Rail Shuttle project which will take trucks off local roads and connect the Port of Melbourne to major freight hubs using the existing rail network.  The expressions of interest will include a series of rail freight ‘shuttle’ initiatives on the […]

Gladstone Ports maintenance work reaches next stage

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) has begun  initial maintenance works on East Shores Stage 1B. Maintenance work on the Rock Bund wall, between the HMAS Gladstone and Patsy Lee Place, is anticipated to take three months. GPC Chairman, Leo Zussino, said this was a significant milestone for the project which received approval in early 2017. “In […]

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