Monday 19th Nov, 2018

Port of Cairns heading into a busy month

Photo: Ian Ackerman
Photo: Ian Ackerman

FEBRUARY is shaping up to be a busy month at the Port of Cairns, with nine cruise calls scheduled, as well as three project cargo vessels due to arrive over the month.

On February 6, another instalment for the Mount Emerald Wind Farm is due to arrive at the port, with a shipment of 48 tower sections.

And just a couple of days later, the final shipment for the wind farm is to be discharged, consisting of 12 tower sections, 26 hubs, 26 nacelles and 11 containers.

And, another project cargo shipment will be unloaded later in the month with 63 break bulk packages for transportation to MSF Sugar’s co-generation power plant project being constructed at the company’s Tablelands Mill.

Ports North chairman Russel Beer said the port was working at great capacity in both the tourism and the industrial sectors.

“These last two windfarm unloads conclude what has been a very successful project cargo contract for Ports North that has certainly made the industry look up and take notice of our capabilities,” he said.

“Three project cargo deliveries in one month is quite significant and the fact that it all runs seamlessly while cruise ship visitation is at a high, underlines our multi-purpose strengths.”

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