Port of Townsville – Northern Australia’s largest General Cargo Port is poised for growth due to its attractive cargo mix and its close proximity to China

01 Jun 2016
15:10 - 15:30
Seminar Room 2

Port of Townsville – Northern Australia’s largest General Cargo Port is poisoned for growth due to its attractive cargo mix and its close proximity to China

The Port of Townsville is intrinsically linked to the sustainability of the North Queensland economy, and during 2014/2015 handled $11 billion in trade. More than 30 different commodity types are imported and exported through Townsville including containers, mineral ores, fertiliser, concentrates, sugar and motor vehicles. Townsville is the number one port in Australia for exports in copper, zinc, lead and sugar. In 2015, just over 300,000 head of live cattle were shipped from the Port of Townsville, making it the second largest live export port in Australia.

The expansion of the Port of Townsville to accommodate forecasted growth in trade is the organisations key focus.  Investment into 6 new outer harbour berths will support the ongoing development of Northern Australia  – the agricultural and mining powerhouse of Australia.

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