Port of Newcastle partners with Newcastle Jets

Port of Newcastle has thrown its support behind the Newcastle Jets, joining the Club as an official partner for the 2021 A-League season. Executive Chairman Shane Mattiske said; “It’s terrific to have a business which is a central part of the community join the Jets family. “This partnership is a great example of local supporting […]

Support for Hunter charities after a difficult 2020

A $20,000 sponsorship initiative from Port of Newcastle in December has delivered a welcome end to 2020 for four significant local not-for-profits. Ronald McDonald House, Beyond Blue, Hunter Wildlife and the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) each received $5,000 donations in the lead-up to Christmas. The selected charities were nominated by Port of Newcastle’s staff […]

EOI for Newcastle mobile harbour cranes

Port of Newcastle has today called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the supply of two mobile harbour cranes as part of its long-term diversification program. The EOI aligns with Port of Newcastle’s plans to invest in port capability that supports jobs and boosts the national economy. The announcement is part of a suite of […]

Christmas and New Year office closure

Thank you for your support throughout 2020. Port of Newcastle’s office will close for the holiday period from Monday 21 December and reopen on Monday 11 January 2021. Port operations continue during this time. To report an emergency, please phone 000.  Operational enquiries: berthoperations@portofnewcastle.com.au  Media enquiries: +61 2 4908 8214 or email media@portofnewcastle.com.au Community enquiries […]

Port unveils next phase in historic Carrington Engine House restoration

An additional $850,000 will be invested in ongoing restoration of the 143-year-old Carrington Hydraulic Engine House, Port of Newcastle announced today. Built in 1877 and operating until 1967, the building housed the first large scale hydraulic power system to be established in Australia, providing power for the original coal loading cranes. Work to restore the […]

Newcastle wheat shipment first of many as exporters roar back into global markets

The first shipment of the bumper New South Wales winter wheat harvest will leave Port of Newcastle this afternoon on the back of record production across the state. The departure of bulk carrier Ince Point – carrying 35,000 tonnes of wheat – marks the first major export volume of the product since 2018, following a […]

STEM scholarships create more tertiary education pathways for Indigenous students

Port of Newcastle has partnered with the University of Newcastle to launch its first Indigenous STEM Scholarship. The $30,000 partnership, which launched today, aims to enhance the Hunter Region’s capacity in meeting future technology-led jobs and to support tertiary education pathways for Indigenous students. The scholarship is open to Indigenous students who plan to complete […]

Port of Newcastle shares diversification plans with region’s leaders at Hunter Business Chamber CEO Connect event

On  Wednesday 14 October, Port of Newcastle joined the Hunter Business Chamber in hosting its CEO Connect event for 40 of the Hunter’s leading business identities.  The event was held at Harbourview Function Centre and attended by regional CEOs and Senior Executives of organisations belonging to the Hunter Business Chamber’s Hunter First membership.  Glenn Thornton, Port of […]

Trade feature: Project cargo

Project cargo is the transportation of large, complex and high value pieces of cargo involving the use of ships, cranes, trucks and trains to carefully move the heavy equipment. Port of Newcastle has seen a steady flow of project cargo over the past 12 months thanks to its close proximity to Sydney, the Hunter Valley […]

Community sponsorship spotlight: Zara’s House Refugee Women’s and Children’s Centre

Zara's House

Zara’s House Refugee Women’s and Children’s Centre is located in Jesmond and supports women as they rebuild their lives after fleeing conflict and experiencing the loss of family, home and country.   Port of Newcastle is proud to partner with Zara’s House in support of their Flourish in Newcastle program, which will engage local tradespeople and volunteers […]