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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

Chief Ministers Awards for Excellence In The Public Sector 2014

Monday, 17 November 2014
Darwin Port Corporation took out the runner up award in the ‘Delivering a Balanced Environment’ category for its assistance in the coordination of Exercise Northerly with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Left to right:  Kylie Post, Angela Arnison, Melissa Reiter, Terry O’Connor,Ian Niblock, Toby Stone, Diane Hussey and David Imhoff   Exercise Northerly, was a full simulation exercise (without field deployment » Read more

NSW and NT sign gas pipeline MOU

Friday, 07 November 2014
NSW Premier Mike Baird and NT Chief Minister Adam Giles today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work closely on the development of a pipeline connecting the Northern and Eastern Gas Markets.  For more information, read the attached joint press release. » Read more

Building Our Territory

Monday, 20 October 2014
The Northern Territory Government is beginning a mature conversation about the future of both the Territory Insurance Office and the Darwin Port. Government wants to deliver the best value for taxpayers’ money and ensure infrastructure meets the future needs of a growing Northern Australia. For more information or to contribute to this important conversation, go to: » Read more

Port User Group

Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Today port users came together for the 6 monthly Port User Group meeting at the Administration Building. » Read more