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Darwin Harbour Clean Up 2015

Monday, 29 June 2015
Darwin Port Corporation was proud sponsors of the Darwin Harbour Clean Up, held Friday 26 June 2015.  Special thanks to David McMaster, DPC's Environmental Manager, who assisted beyond the call, even attending to the organiser's flat tyre on the day. Below is a message from Lyn Lambeth of the NT Seafood Council: Hi All Thanks to everyone who participated in and supported the 6th Darwin Harbour Cle » Read more

DPC Annual Report gets a Silver Medal

Monday, 22 June 2015
On Thursday, 18 June, the Darwin Port Corporation was awarded a Silver Medal for its 2013-14 Annual Report, in the public sector category.  In a gala affair held in Melbourne, attended by around 500 private, public and government organizations, special awards, bronze, silver and gold were awarded, along with Annual Report of the year. » Read more

Future Private Investment in the Port of Darwin - How To Find Out More!

Wednesday, 03 June 2015
Stakeholders will be aware through ongoing engagement by Darwin Port Corporation Officials, Port User Group Meetings, local and national media that the Northern Territory Government is working to attract private investment into the Port of Darwin through a long term lease arrangement. Because it is so vital to the development of Northern Territory, Government is working to attract private sector investment into the Port of Darwin » Read more

Darwin Port Operations Pty Ltd - New Trading Entity

Wednesday, 03 June 2015
The Darwin Port Corporation wishes to advise stakeholders that, from 1 July 2015, it will be trading under a new name and ABN, as follows:        Darwin Port Operations Pty Ltd       ABN: 62 603 472 788 To ensure that the payment of invoices can be processed effectively, the Corporation asks suppliers to now update your records to refect this change.  Tax invoices issued for goods or services supplied to » Read more

New Port Charges

Wednesday, 03 June 2015
Darwin Port Corporation advises Port Users that, effective 1 July 2015, Port Charges will be indexed by 0.8% applying the Darwin All Groups CPI for the March 2015 quarter.  With the low percentage change of less than 1%, most standard port charges will see very minimal increase and some tariffs were not indexed at all. There are some changes to the tariff that customers should be aware of in particular, which are: Reduction of the crane hire rate from $202.87 to $190.00 per hour a » Read more

Pilotage Technical and Safety Standard Revision

Wednesday, 01 April 2015
The Darwin Harbourmaster yesterday issued a revised Pilotage Technical and Safety Standard for the Port of Darwin. This is now available HEREKey changes to the Pilotage Standard include the training and licensing regime for Darwin Marine Pilots, however there is no change to the pilotage exemption process. » Read more

Darwin Harbour Shipping Channels

Thursday, 05 February 2015
Large ships move in and out of Darwin Harbour via the shipping channels during all hours of the day and night. Ships are not necessarily constrained to the channels and sometimes travel outside them. A BLIND SPOT can extend for many hundreds of metres in front of large ships (even up to one kilometre for some vessels) and large ships cannot alter course quickly and cannot stop quickly. Large ships may not be able to deviate from their course and small sailing craft should be prepared to avoid these large vessels and make it clear that they are avoiding them » Read more

Change of ownership of Frances Bay Mooring Basin and Associated Wharves

Monday, 29 December 2014
On 1 January 2015, ownership of the Frances Bay Mooring Basin, including associated wharves (Hornibrooks, Fisherman’s and Raptis) will change from the Darwin Port Corporation to the Department of Lands and Planning.   The reason for this change follows Government’s plans to separate non-commercial assets from the Darwin Port Corporation and is occurring in a similar fashion to the transfer of Stokes Hill Wharf to » Read more

Darwin Port Corporation is Port of the Year 2014!

Tuesday, 09 December 2014
On 19 November, it was a very unexpected pleasure to receive the award for the Port or Terminal of the Year for 2014 at the Lloyds List Annual Shipping Awards for the Darwin Port Corporation.   The awards were held in Sydney with the awards presented before over 500 guests.  This is a team award, I have been fortunate to have a dedicated hard working team achieving outstanding results. This award, not only recognizes the work of port employees, but acknowledges their sucess and professionalism on a national stage.  » Read more