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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

New Port Tariffs – February 2015

Tuesday, 09 December 2014
The Northern Territory Government has recently completed a review of the Darwin Port Corporation’s financial performance.  The review found that based on current pricing structure, the Corporation is substantially under recovering its operating costs and does not generate an acceptable return on assets. Over recent years the Corporation and Government have made significant investment into the expansion of port facilities to better service the shipping industry in Darwin.  This is evident in the construction of the Marine Supply Base, the dredging of the Charles Point Patch » Read more

2013-14 Darwin Port Corporation Annual Report

Thursday, 27 November 2014
The Corporation’s Annual Report 2013-14 was tabled in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday 27 November 2014.  In his speech to the Assembly about the report, Chief Minister Adam Giles noted that the Darwin Port Corporation Annual Report 2013-14: “2013-14 has been a year of significant milestone achievements, record profits, new and efficient business models, large successful capital projects delivering efficiencies and costs savings for customers. » Read more

Darwin Harbour Clean-Up Recognised

Thursday, 20 November 2014
Darwin Port Corporation has been a proud partner and participant in the annual Darwin Harbour Clean up for some 5 or so years.  Last night, that collaborative relationship and sucess was recognised at the Territory Natural Resource Management Awards. Lyn Lambeth of the Northern Territory Seafood Council said "Darwin Harbour Clean-Up Partners had a very unexpected but fantastic win in the Best Collaboration category at the Territory Natural Resource Management Awards last night. » Read more