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Port of Townsville

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 expected to begin capital dredging in May 20...

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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 arrive tomorrow. Once assembled, the crane is set to dwarf Townsvil...

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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. A Port of Townsville spokeswoman said a team of designers,...

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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,” Transport and Main Roads ...

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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 ce...

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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 and Lucinda operations. In the annual report, Port of 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 work for the port’s Berth 4 cargo terminal, which involved excavat...

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Jul 31, 2020
Extension pour no great stretch for this pump

Extension pour no great stretch for this pump

Townsville’s largest mobile concrete pump was brought into action this month as work continued on the Berth 10 wharf extension project at the port. The Easy Reach Concrete Pumping equipment was beautifully captured in action by Townsville drone service Visual. Easy Reach owner and director Andrew Trezona was the pump operator on the project, employing a 52m concrete placement boom. The...

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Jul 01, 2020
ANL beefs up Townsville export range

ANL beefs up Townsville export range

For the first time in more than a decade, JBS Australia is shipping hundreds of tonnes of frozen beef directly from Townsville.  Shipping giant ANL has been working with JBS for the past year to secure future meat exports from Townsville.    The future is looking bright with the exporting of two refrigerated containers per shipment on average since May.  The latest shipment was onb...

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