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Landbridge Group and Darwin Port

On Monday, 16 November 2015, Landbridge Group commenced a long term partnership to lease the Port of Darwin, specifically East Arm Wharf (including the Darwin Marine Supply Base and Vopak site) and Fort Hill Wharf.

Landbridge Group is a large private company with businesses based in China and Australia, with a focus on:

  • ports and logistics;
  • real estate and tourism;
  • trade and manufacturing; and
  • oil and gas/petrochemicals.

Landbridge plans to grow Darwin Port by developing the infrastructure to meet future customer needs. In addition, Landbridge brings an opportunity to increase trade with Asia through Landbridge’s business and extensive networks in the region.

The day to day business and operations of Darwin Port will continue to be managed by the existing management team, led by Chief Executive Terry O’Connor. 

On 16 November 2015, Darwin Port was established as the business name that will represent Darwin Port Operations Pty Ltd and Darwin Port Pilotage Pty Ltd. Importantly, as we transition with this change, all corporate information will be transferred as part of the privatisation process to ensure quality continuity of service to our stakeholders.

In our quest to ensure that the transition is as seamless as possible for our customers, please note that Darwin Port continues to operate in the same structure as it did previously and the contacts you will be used to engaging remain the same.   

We would like to thank all of our supporters for your support over the many years of operations and ensure you of our continued recognition and support for the long standing relationship you have with Darwin Port, and we trust that our transition to private ownership is as seamless as it can be for you in your dealings with us.