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East Arm Wharf Container Crane - Update

Monday, 04 November 2013
Following on from the last advice regarding the engineering failure of DPC’s container crane the following information is provided as an update: The engineering report regarding repair requirements and projected timeframes is expected to be received shortly. Initial indications are that it could take at least 3 months to have the crane operating. DPC have held discussions with a number of parties regarding the mobilisation of a mobile harbour crane to Darwin. As a result of these discussions DPC has accepted a Qube Ports offer to redirect a new c » Read more

New Timor Sea Gas Province

Monday, 04 November 2013
Chief Minister Adam Giles has welcomed confirmation of a potential new Timor Sea gas province on the Territory’s doorstep. Resources company Eni has just completed drilling an appraisal well at the Evans Shoal Gas Field in the Bonaparte Basin, 300 kilometres northwest of Darwin. “The results of this assessment drilling by Eni have revealed the Evans Shoal Gas Field contains at least eight trillion cubic feet (TCF) of raw gas, with a likely three to four TCF of that being recoverable for processing,” Mr Giles said. » Read more
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Work to begin on new Cullen Bay Pontoon

Thursday, 24 October 2013
The Northern Territory Government is committed to improving Territory infrastructure with works set to begin early next month on a new 63 metre pontoon and gangway at Cullen Bay. Minister for Transport Peter Styles said the existing pontoon was 17 years old and nearing the end of its working life, so due to safety reasons it was essential it be replaced. » Read more

East Arm Wharf Container Crane Outage

Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Stakeholders will be aware that a significant failure in the container crane’s boom brake mechanics occurred on 14 October and, as a result, the crane remains out of operation. All efforts are being made to ensure that loading operations across East Arm Wharf are not interrupted and that productivity is maintained as best as it can be, however delays are expected and the Corporation apologises for any inconvenience.  The Corporation is working closely with its stakeholders and communicating specific information directly. There is a significant amount of work being under » Read more

2012-13 Darwin Port Corporation Annual Report

Friday, 18 October 2013
The Corporation’s Annual Report 2012-13 was tabled in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday 17 October 2013.  In tabling the Report, Chief Minister Adam Giles noted that the Darwin Port Corporation Annual Report for 2012-13 shows the organisation made a before tax profit of $11 million for the year. “This record-breaking result represents a 31% increase in total revenue for the Port Corporation and is more evidence the Territory is open for business”, said Mr Giles. » Read more

Port of Darwin Vessel Tracking System (VTS)

Thursday, 10 October 2013
DPC Control Tower Officers (CTO’s) have recently undertaken initial training of the new V3000 software currently being implemented with the new Vessel Traffic System (VTS). To date CTO’s have been providing a Local Port Service however with the implementation of the new VTS the Corporation will transition to a Traffic Organisation Service, that will provide advanced planning of shipping movements. To find out more check out the the following fact sheets. » Read more

Sherwin Iron's First Export of Iron Ore - From the Roper to the World!

Tuesday, 08 October 2013
The Darwin Port Corporation today welcomed officials from Sherwin Iron, Traditional Owners, Contractors and the Minsiter for Mines and Energy, the Hon Willem Westra van Holthe to witness the first loadut of Roper River Iron Ore to China. <?xml:namespace prefix = o /> Minister for Mines and Energy, Willem Westra van Holthe, met » Read more

Cruising into New Season

Saturday, 05 October 2013
The 2000 passenger Dawn Princess will be the first of 27 ships to visit Darwin during the 2013-14 cruise season, which starts today. “Cruise visitors bring a vital injection of economic activity in the Top End – in restaurants, cafés, retail outlets and tourism attractions – over what is a traditionally slow period,” said Minister for Tourism M » Read more

Evacuation Siren Testing Today

Friday, 04 October 2013
Stakeholders are advised that test activation of the ‘Evacuation Siren’ will occur multipletimes between 12:00 and 12:10 today, Friday 4th October.  This is a test only and no stakeholder action or evacuation is required.   » Read more

Port User Group Meeting

Tuesday, 01 October 2013
Last week port users came together for the 6 monthly Port User Group Meeting at the Administration Building.  Port User Group presents DPC with an effective means to report on its performance, share industry information and glean information and feedback from our stakeholders that ultimately improves how we do business.  PUG consistently receives praise via stakeholder surveys as a valuable means of communication.  A copy of the latest PUG presentation is available » Read more