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East Arm Wharf Container Crane Outage

Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Stakeholders will be aware that a significant failure in the container crane’s boom brake mechanics occurred on 14 October and, as a result, the crane remains out of operation. All efforts are being made to ensure that loading operations across East Arm Wharf are not interrupted and that productivity is maintained as best as it can be, however delays are expected and the Corporation apologises for any inconvenience.  The Corporation is working closely with its stakeholders and communicating specific information directly. There is a significant amount of work being under » Read more

2012-13 Darwin Port Corporation Annual Report

Friday, 18 October 2013
The Corporation’s Annual Report 2012-13 was tabled in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday 17 October 2013.  In tabling the Report, Chief Minister Adam Giles noted that the Darwin Port Corporation Annual Report for 2012-13 shows the organisation made a before tax profit of $11 million for the year. “This record-breaking result represents a 31% increase in total revenue for the Port Corporation and is more evidence the Territory is open for business”, said Mr Giles. » Read more

Port of Darwin Vessel Tracking System (VTS)

Thursday, 10 October 2013
DPC Control Tower Officers (CTO’s) have recently undertaken initial training of the new V3000 software currently being implemented with the new Vessel Traffic System (VTS). To date CTO’s have been providing a Local Port Service however with the implementation of the new VTS the Corporation will transition to a Traffic Organisation Service, that will provide advanced planning of shipping movements. To find out more check out the the following fact sheets. » Read more

Sherwin Iron's First Export of Iron Ore - From the Roper to the World!

Tuesday, 08 October 2013
The Darwin Port Corporation today welcomed officials from Sherwin Iron, Traditional Owners, Contractors and the Minsiter for Mines and Energy, the Hon Willem Westra van Holthe to witness the first loadut of Roper River Iron Ore to China. <?xml:namespace prefix = o /> Minister for Mines and Energy, Willem Westra van Holthe, met » Read more

Cruising into New Season

Saturday, 05 October 2013
The 2000 passenger Dawn Princess will be the first of 27 ships to visit Darwin during the 2013-14 cruise season, which starts today. “Cruise visitors bring a vital injection of economic activity in the Top End – in restaurants, cafés, retail outlets and tourism attractions – over what is a traditionally slow period,” said Minister for Tourism M » Read more

Evacuation Siren Testing Today

Friday, 04 October 2013
Stakeholders are advised that test activation of the ‘Evacuation Siren’ will occur multipletimes between 12:00 and 12:10 today, Friday 4th October.  This is a test only and no stakeholder action or evacuation is required.   » Read more

Port User Group Meeting

Tuesday, 01 October 2013
Last week port users came together for the 6 monthly Port User Group Meeting at the Administration Building.  Port User Group presents DPC with an effective means to report on its performance, share industry information and glean information and feedback from our stakeholders that ultimately improves how we do business.  PUG consistently receives praise via stakeholder surveys as a valuable means of communication.  A copy of the latest PUG presentation is available » Read more

Industry Development Plan Looks to the Future

Monday, 30 September 2013
Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries, Willem Westra van Holthe, today launched the Department’s Industry Plan 2013-17. Mr Westra van Holthe said that the department will play a vital role in achieving the government's vision of economic growth and development. "To achieve this vision, the development of the Territory's agriculture and fisheries industries will be vital," Mr Westra van Holthe said. » Read more

Channel Enhancement Building Trade Capacity Through Darwin Port

Thursday, 26 September 2013
The Darwin Port Corporation has lodged an application to deepen the shipping channel into the harbour by removing an area of sand ridges at Charles Point Patches. “The projected growth in trade activity and development of major projects in the Territory will see an increase in shipping traffic at Darwin’s East Arm Port.  The Port is critical infrastructure for the Territory’s development, but navigation hazards are limiting access for Panamax bulk carriers and LNG tankers to the harbour,” Chief Minister Adam Giles said. To read the Minister's press release, click the li » Read more

Major Project Status for Mount Peake

Wednesday, 25 September 2013
The Chief Minister Adam Giles is pleased to announce the Territory Government has awarded Major Project Status to the Mount Peake project in Central Australia. “This project is great news for Central Australia and more evidence the Territory is open for business,” Mr Giles said. “The Government is committed to developing the Territory’s regions by supporting projects such a Mount Peake which create jobs and economies in the bush.” To read the Chief Minister's press release, click the link below. » Read more