Australian container shipping industry stalwart Noel Dent joins Port of Newcastle

Noel Dent has joined Port of Newcastle as Strategic Development Manager for the Multi-purpose Deepwater Terminal (MDT) project.  Mr Dent brings to the port more than three decades of expertise in container shipping – including more than 20 years as ANL’s General Manager Operations & Logistics – and will be responsible for further building relationships […]

Port joins Hunter group pursuing United Nations sustainability goals

Port of Newcastle (PON) is one of seven Hunter institutions that have united to advocate for and drive local adoption of the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Group members – PON, City of Newcastle, Compass Housing Services, Hunter Water, Kumalie, Port Waratah Coal Services and University of Newcastle – have committed to raise […]

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 […]

Executive appointments as Port of Newcastle pursues major projects and growth

Senior Australian infrastructure leaders Glenn Thornton and Paul Brown will join Port of Newcastle’s (PON) executive team on 9 June as the organisation enters a major growth phase.  Mr Thornton – who joins the Port from global engineering professional services consulting firm WSP, where he was the NSW Region Director and Project Director Advisory for Australia […]

Electric vehicle fleet to support sustainable operations at Port of Newcastle

  Port of Newcastle has flicked the switch to fully-electric vehicles across its operations in the latest step towards achieving its sustainability goals. The Port this week unveiled the first four Hyundai Ioniq electric vehicles, with the rest of the organisation’s vehicles to transition by the end of 2021 as other suitable models become available. […]

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 […]