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About the Corporation

Darwin Wharf precinct

The Darwin Port Corporation was established by the Darwin Port Corporation Act. A Business Division of the Northern Territory Government, the Corporation is responsible for the management and operation of the Port of Darwin in accordance with powers and functions defined under the Act and by-laws.

Employing 85 full time equivalent staff, the Corporation is responsible to the Minister for Infrastructure and is led by its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Terry O'Connor. The Corporation’s facilities predominantly serve the following shipping and cargo markets:

  • Livestock exports
  • Dry bulk imports and exports
  • Petroleum/avgas and other bulk liquids
  • Container and general cargo
  • Cruise and naval vessels
  • Offshore oil and gas rig services

The Darwin Port Corporation also operates facilities for non-trading vessels. This market segment includes research, fishing and pearling vessels.