PORT Authority of NSW celebrated their 10 year anniversary on Tuesday night (25 June) with a special event for stakeholders and customers, at their offices in Walsh Bay, overlooking Sydney Harbour.

Guests included NSW minister for transport Jo Haylen, who was one of the speakers. Port Authority of NSW CEO Philip Holliday and chairperson David Marchant also both spoke on the night.

Mr Holliday welcomed guests, outlining the importance of working ports, and the role that the six ports of Yamba, Port Kembla, Port Botany, Newcastle, Eden and Sydney Harbour have played in contributing to NSW’s economy, growth and development over the past decade.

Talking statistics, he cited “4 million tonnes gypsum, 1.6 million tonnes of sugar, and 100% of NSW’s motor vehicles” as some examples of how the six ports have been central to the state of New South Wales’s imports and essential commodities over the past decade.

Mr Holliday then welcomed Ms Haylen to the lectern, who seconded Mr Holliday’s sentiments about the role of the Port Authority to the lives of the state’s citizens and highlighted the Port Authority’s genuine dedication towards combating climate change, and meeting climate-related goals.

A toast was then made by Mr Marchant, after which he was joined again by Mr Holliday and Minister Haylen to cut a bespoke chocolate birthday cake, after which the formalities ended, and guests continued to mingle and enjoy the beautiful Sydney Harbour views.

Mr Holliday said he was excited and optimistic about the future, saying the night was about celebrating the last decade, but also looking forward to the next one.