New ponds a safe refuge for Kooragang Island’s endangered frogs

Coordinated efforts to protect endangered frogs living on fire-affected Kooragang Island have given the population a boost with the installation of six artificial ponds. The Lower Hunter is home to a population of green and golden bell frogs, an endangered species, whose habitat was severely impacted in early 2019 following a series of fires on […]

National recognition for young Port of Newcastle leader

One of the region’s brightest 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 Counsel (SME) category for her achievements, innovation and contribution to the legal industry. Lawyers Weekly’s 30 Under 30 is Australia’s largest gathering […]

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. The Höegh Autoliners operated 200-metre Triton Ace – an impressive white and blue ‘floating car park’ capable of carrying up to 6500 cars – will stop in Newcastle this morning (Friday 8 […]

A chorus of ship horns in solidarity with seafarers on International Workers’ Day

Ship horns will be sounded across Newcastle Harbour at 1200 hrs on Friday ( 1 May) in solidarity with seafarers on International Workers’ Day 2020. Port of Newcastle’s David Allan dredger will sound its horn as part of an International Chamber of Shipping initiative in partnership with its global network of national member associations and […]

Port partners with Smiling Mind to boost employee wellbeing

Port of Newcastle has launched a new partnership with Smiling Mind to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of its people. At the heart of its operations are the people that work at Port of Newcastle, and that is why ‘Wellbeing’ is one of the Port’s four key values. The current COVID-19 situation has presented […]

Announcement regarding annual Port Litter Pick

It is with disappointment that Port of Newcastle announces the well-loved Port Litter Pick will be postponed to later in the year. This decision is a direct result of the measures the Port has put in place to protect staff, customers and the community from the spread of COVID-19. The safety of staff and the […]

Port of Newcastle operations continue with COVID-19 response measures in place

Port of Newcastle, like many organisations, is taking a precautionary approach to help manage COVID-19 risks in the community. Our focus is on ensuring the port continues to operate smoothly for our customers whilst we work with government agencies and industry partners to implement preventative measures that will keep our people and our community safe. […]

Cruise ship cancellations in response to new Australian Government requirements

All existing 2019-20 cruise ship bookings at Port of Newcastle have been cancelled following changes to Australian Government requirements overnight. The operators of Voyager of the Seas, Viking Orion and Celebrity Solstice, which were due to visit this week, have advised that their  schedules have changed in response to government precautions put in place to limit the spread of […]

Port withdraws volunteers for the remainder of 2019-20 cruise season

Port of Newcastle has taken the precautionary step to withdraw its dedicated volunteers for the final four cruise visits in the 2019-20 cruise season. The decision has not been made lightly and is in response to updated Australian Government advice in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) health issue.  The health, wellbeing and safety of all Port of […]

Port of Newcastle a powerful link for renewable energy in NSW

Newcastle has again demonstrated its role as a critical trade gateway for Australia’s take-up of renewable energy technology, with the latest batch of wind farm components set to arrive in the next week. More than 200 wind turbines have been imported through Port of Newcastle over the past four years and this number is set […]