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Container Ship Captain Charged

Charges have been laid against the master of the APL England, which lost about 50 containers overboard off Sydney on Sunday (24 May 2020). Container ship APL England off Brisbane after losing 40 containers off NSW South Coast en route[…]



Container Ship Inspected off Brisbane

Inspectors boarded the container ship APL England anchored off the Port of Brisbane yesterday (Port Cartwright) for a seaworthiness examination before entry. Container ship APL England off Port of Brisbane yesterday. Debris has begun washing up on NSW shores, with[…]



Containers Overboard off NSW Coast

A container ship that lost 40 containers overboard on Sunday is heading to Brisbane with damaged containers hanging overboard. Container ship APL England off Byron Bay last night. Image from AMSA aircraft. The APL England was en route to Melbourne[…]



Waiting for the Government to Fall on its Sword

By Greg Cameron* For eight years, the NSW government’s terms for developing a container terminal at the Port of Newcastle have been crystal clear: there will not be one. Proposed container terminal at Mayfield in the Port of Newcastle, NSW.[…]



More Containers Overboard off NSW Coast

At 6.10am yesterday (24 May 2020) the Singapore flagged container ship APL England experienced a temporary loss of propulsion during heavy seas about 73 kilometres south east of Sydney. The ship was en route from China to Australia. Ship’s power[…]



Overboard Seafarer Not Wearing Lifejacket

AMSA urges crew to wear lifejackets after trawler tragedy. Don’t risk your life for the sake of comfort. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) strongly urges commercial vessel operators and crew to wear lifejackets while working on the decks of[…]



Port Vehicles go Electric

Electric vehicles support sustainable operations at Port of Newcastle. One of four Hyandai Ioniq electric vehicles at the Wharf Road charging station. Port of Newcastle has switched to fully-electric vehicles to achieve its sustainability goals. The Port has deployed the[…]



Electric Vehicle Chargers Installed Portside

Two new 22-kilowatt chargers in the carpark next to Harry’s Café de Wheels are operational. They join three others outside No.2 Sportsground and another smaller charging station on Laman Street near St Andrews. Newcastle’s Deputy Lord Mayor, Declan Clausen, joined[…]



Enter the 5th HMAS Sydney

The Commonwealth Government’s Air Warfare Destroyer program ends with the recent commissioning of HMAS Sydney at sea. The crew of HMAS Sydney ‘cheer ship’ inside Jervis Bay, NSW, following the ship’s commissioning ceremony at sea. It was the first commissioning[…]



Hawks Nest Dredging Starts

Dredging starts next week in Hawks Nest to remove 120,000 cubic metres of marine sand from the eastern channel of the lower Myall River. The Moira Parade boat ramp at Hawks Nest will be closed to the public on Monday[…]



Lawyers Weekly Local Choice

National recognition for young Port of Newcastle leader. One of the region’s young leaders has been recognised in the preeminent Lawyers Weekly magazine’s 30 under 30 awards. Port of Newcastle Deputy General Counsel Gabriella Sainsbury was shortlisted in the Corporate[…]



Rolling into Port

New shipment signals new opportunities for the Hunter. For the first time since 2013, a roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) vessel is scheduled to call at Port of Newcastle with a commercial cargo. Roll-on Roll-off ship Triton Ace visits Port of Newcastle,[…]




Foghorns Galore Friday
Ship horns will be sounded across Newcastle Harbour at 1200 hrs on Friday in solidarity with seafarers on ...
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Cruise Ships Lose Port Greet & Meet
Port withdraws volunteers for the remainder of 2019-20 cruise season. Port of Newcastle has withdrawn its dedicated ...
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Wind Turbines Move Through Port
Port of Newcastle important link for renewable energy in NSW. More than 200 wind turbines have been imported through ...
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Local Built Ship Ideal to Repurpose
Former crew urges politicians to convert Aurora Australis to emergency response vessel. Former crew members from the ...
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Drop the Cap and We’ll Build Container Terminal
Infrastructure Australia’s announcement today prioritising the development of suitable East Coast deepwater container port facilities should come as ...
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Port Sponsorships Underlie Wider Initiative
Port of Newcastle offering sponsorships worth up to $6,000. Port of Newcastle is offering sponsorships worth up ...
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Port Container Issue Back in Court
NSW Ports returns to the Federal Court as Mayfield Development Corporation Pty Ltd (Mayfield) continues its action over the Port ...
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Goodbye Sonja ~ A Port Regular
Sonja makes final call to Port of Newcastle after six years of service. The Sonja - ...
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Port Appoints Regional Advocate
Port of Newcastle appoints Ross Cadell to advocate for Hunter economic diversification. Newcastle local and former NSW ...
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Port Access Concern for Grain Exporters
Grain growers and exporters continue to raise concerns about the fairness and transparency of access to Australia’s bulk grain export ...
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HMAS Brisbane Returns to Sydney
Last Navy warship returns home in time for Christmas. HMAS Brisbane in Sydney Harbour ~ Image ...
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Four Centuries of Shipwreck
Exhibition explores 400 years of Australian shipwreck history. Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks  delves into 14 wrecks, from ...
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Port CEO Warns of Uncertainty
Further investment uncertainty for Hunter coal industry. Image credit ~ Port of Newcastle Port of Newcastle ...
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Former Maritime Museum for Lease
The Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) is leasing Honeysuckle’s iconic Lee Wharf A building. Renamed The ...
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Constraints Lifted on Port Operations
Port response ~ “normal commercial relationships with customers.” Port of Newcastle welcomes the Australian Competition Tribunal’s (ACT) ...
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Explorer Dream Maiden Visit to Port
Dream Cruises™ Explorer Dream will sail into Port of Newcastle on tomorrow morning (28 October 2019) on its maiden visit ...
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Last Nail in Coffin of Australian Shipping
Repeal of ANL Act highlights Government's failure to support Australian shipping. Australian National Line Princess of Tasmania, out ...
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Record Cruise Season
Port of Newcastle anticipates record passenger numbers as cruise season begins. Celebrity Solstice maiden voyage to Newcastle ~ ...
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From the Archives
  • Container Ship Inspected off Brisbane Container Ship Inspected off BrisbaneInspectors boarded the container ship APL England anchored off the Port of Brisbane yesterday (Port Cartwright) for a seaworthiness examination before entry. Container ship APL England ...
  • Society Holds Out for Waterside Museum Society Holds Out for Waterside MuseumA ‘rebirthed’ Newcastle Maritime Museum Society (NMMS) wants council to broaden its scope from a “small display in general museum.” Society members, at a ...
  • SS Iron Crown Discovered SS Iron Crown Discovered After 77 years, the Australian freighter Iron Crown has been found on the ocean floor by maritime archaeologists aboard CSIRO’s research vessel Investigator. PIctured ...
  • Constraints Lifted on Port Operations Constraints Lifted on Port OperationsPort response ~ “normal commercial relationships with customers.” Port of Newcastle welcomes the Australian Competition Tribunal’s (ACT) decision about navigation and wharf ...
  • Fast-track Dredging for Newcastle Gas Terminal could save Stockton Beach Fast-track Dredging for Newcastle Gas Terminal could save Stockton BeachThe NSW Government is being urged to explore the fast-tracking of dredging for the proposed Port of Newcastle liquified natural gas import terminal, with the ...
  • Drop the Cap and We’ll Build Container Terminal Drop the Cap and We’ll Build Container Terminal Infrastructure Australia’s announcement today prioritising the development of suitable East Coast deepwater container port facilities should come as music to the ears of internationally-trading businesses ...
  • Port Community Roll up Sleeves for the Environment Port Community Roll up Sleeves for the Environment Newcastle businesses cleaned-up more than 1.64 tonnes of litter from around the port on Friday (3 May 2019).  The second annual Port ...
  • Tongan Delegation Tours the Port Tongan Delegation Tours the Port A delegation from Ports Authority Tonga arrived in Newcastle yesterday to gain insights into the operations of the largest port on ...
  • Newcastle Gas Terminal Proposed for Port Newcastle Gas Terminal Proposed for PortA Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import terminal at Newcastle that could supply up to 80 per cent of NSW’s gas needs -  declared Critical State ...
  • More Australian Shipping Slips Away More Australian Shipping Slips Away Port Kembla: Crew, emergency workers, farewell the Iron Chieftain. The Iron Chieftain left Port Kembla on Wednesday, 27 March, under tow to its final ...
  • Port Appoints Regional Advocate Port Appoints Regional AdvocatePort of Newcastle appoints Ross Cadell to advocate for Hunter economic diversification. Newcastle local and former NSW Nationals State Director Ross Cadell has joined Port of ...
  • Newcastle Container Terminal Kicked Down the Road Newcastle Container Terminal Kicked Down the Road A NSW upper house enquiry into how Port of Newcastle’s sale affects NSW public works spending ...
  • Wind Turbines Move Through Port Wind Turbines Move Through PortPort of Newcastle important link for renewable energy in NSW. More than 200 wind turbines have been imported through Port of Newcastle over the past four ...
  • Dredging for 160 Years Dredging for 160 Years Crew celebrates 160 years of service to Newcastle’s international gateway. Port of Newcastle is celebrating 160 years ...
  • Local Built Ship Ideal to Repurpose Local Built Ship Ideal to Repurpose Former crew urges politicians to convert Aurora Australis to emergency response vessel. Former crew members from the Australian Antarctic Division’s flagship icebreaker Aurora Australis are meeting ...
  • Four Centuries of Shipwreck Four Centuries of ShipwreckExhibition explores 400 years of Australian shipwreck history. Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks  delves into 14 wrecks, from one of the earliest in 1629 to ...
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