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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

Industry Development Plan Looks to the Future

Monday, 30 September 2013
Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries, Willem Westra van Holthe, today launched the Department’s Industry Plan 2013-17. Mr Westra van Holthe said that the department will play a vital role in achieving the government's vision of economic growth and development. "To achieve this vision, the development of the Territory's agriculture and fisheries industries will be vital," Mr Westra van Holthe said. » Read more

Channel Enhancement Building Trade Capacity Through Darwin Port

Thursday, 26 September 2013
The Darwin Port Corporation has lodged an application to deepen the shipping channel into the harbour by removing an area of sand ridges at Charles Point Patches. “The projected growth in trade activity and development of major projects in the Territory will see an increase in shipping traffic at Darwin’s East Arm Port.  The Port is critical infrastructure for the Territory’s development, but navigation hazards are limiting access for Panamax bulk carriers and LNG tankers to the harbour,” Chief Minister Adam Giles said. To read the Minister's press release, click the li » Read more

Major Project Status for Mount Peake

Wednesday, 25 September 2013
The Chief Minister Adam Giles is pleased to announce the Territory Government has awarded Major Project Status to the Mount Peake project in Central Australia. “This project is great news for Central Australia and more evidence the Territory is open for business,” Mr Giles said. “The Government is committed to developing the Territory’s regions by supporting projects such a Mount Peake which create jobs and economies in the bush.” To read the Chief Minister's press release, click the link below. » Read more

Hornibrooks Wharf gets a $2.4 Million Upgrade

Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Darwin Port Corporation recently recommissioned Hornibrooks Wharf, following the completion of an extensive upgrade to the wharf and deck facilities, worth $2.4 Million.The improvements include: » Read more

Big rig arrives for a month of maintence in Darwin Harbour

Tuesday, 24 September 2013
The semi submersible drilling rig STENA CLYDE arrived in Darwin Harbour this morning, 24 September 2013.  This impressively large rig is scheduled to remain in Darwin Harbour for around 25 days for maintenance.  A 250 metre safety zone has been established via a Notice to Mariners around the vessel for the duration it remains in Darwin Harbour. » Read more

Channel Enhancement - Building Trade Capacity Through Darwin Port

Saturday, 21 September 2013
The Darwin Port Corporation has lodged an application to deepen the shipping channel into the harbour by removing an area of sand ridges at Charles Point Patches. “The projected growth in trade activity and development of major projects in the Territory will see an increase in shipping traffic at Darwin’s East Arm Port.  The Port is critical infrastructure for the Territory’s development, but navigation hazards are limiting access for Panamax bulk carriers and LNG tankers to the harbour,” Chief Minister Adam Giles said. To read the Minister's press release, click the li » Read more

Shipping Channel Enhancement - Charles Point Patches

Saturday, 21 September 2013
The Darwin Port Corporation is proposing to deepen a small section of the existing shipping channel in Darwin harbour to allow safer and more efficient shipping access to the port.  The proposal involves dredging the existing shipping channel to 14 metres depth at Charles Point Patches to remove sand ridges that cross the channel. » Read more