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

Port of Newcastle, like many organisations, has taken 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. […]

Mobile Harbour Crane Investment to Further Improve Cargo Handling Efficiency at Port of Newcastle

Port of Newcastle’s existing project cargo, general cargo and container handling capability will be further enhanced following a $28.4-million investment in two Liebherr LHM 550 mobile harbour cranes and associated infrastructure at the Port’s versatile Mayfield 4 berth. Port of Newcastle’s Executive Manager Trade & Business Development, Paul Brown, said the mobile harbour cranes will […]

Clear commitment: CEO Craig Carmody maintains that a container terminal is entirely viable – and necessary – at the Port, for the future of the region, NSW suppliers, and the economy.

  On Tuesday 21 July the Federal Court made public its judgement in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) case regarding a container terminal for Newcastle. Port of Newcastle CEO Craig Carmody shares his response to the publication of the Federal court’s judgement and what it means for the Port of Newcastle. Any suggestion […]

Newcastle to play critical role in boosting Australia’s fuel security

On Thursday 15 July 2021, the Federal Government announced a $260-million investment to expand Australia’s diesel storage capacity as part of its commitment to boost long-term fuel security, create jobs and keep prices low. With two applications supported by Port of Newcastle to benefit from the Federal package, the announcement represents a significant vote of […]

Port of Newcastle seafarers mental health win

Pre-pandemic seafarers worked on ships for nine months at a time but now, because crews are unable to disembark due to quarantine restrictions, they are stuck onboard vessels for two years at a time. This means they are unable to purchase cheap phone cards, SIM cards or access inexpensive onshore communication equipment. There is no […]

Applications open for $6,000 Your Port, Our Community sponsorships

Local organisations delivering sustainable outcomes for the thriving communities surrounding the Port of Newcastle are encouraged to apply for funding through the Port’s annual Your Port, Our Community sponsorship program.  Worth up to $6,000, the sponsorships offer funding to support local organisations, groups and charities delivering initiatives that lead to lasting environmental, educational and social benefits for the Hunter […]

Port of Newcastle’s 2020 Sustainability Report highlights progress in achieving sustainability commitments

Port of Newcastle has released its annual report measuring the organisation’s progress towards achieving its sustainability targets.  Port of Newcastle’s CEO Craig Carmody said the 2020 Sustainability Report examined the Port’s efforts to embed the principles of sustainability across its operations.  “In a year that was defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, Port of Newcastle continued to pursue a diverse range […]

Port hosts female C-Suite leaders on Valley2ValleyStudy Tour

Port of Newcastle provided the perfect backdrop to kickstart the 2021 Valley2Valley Women Leaders Study tour on Monday 31 May.Hosted by the Trans-Tasman Business Circle -a preeminent business organisation in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore-thesix-day study tour of the Hunter Valley brings together women working in C-Suite roles from some of the country’s most dynamic […]

NAB strengthens long-term sustainability for Port of Newcastle landmark loan

National Australia Bank (NAB) has led the development of a landmark loan for Port of Newcastle (PON) that aligns financing for Australia’s largest east coast seaport with long-term environmentally and socially responsible outcomes. The arrangement includes A$515 million in sustainability-linked loans that incentivises Port of Newcastle by offering a lower margin on debt if it […]