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 […]

Joint post-flood recovery effort maintains Newcastle port operations

Temporary loading restrictions affecting the largest ships that visit Port of Newcastle have been lifted more than a week faster than the comparable event in 2015 thanks to a rapid and pre-emptive response to the March flooding. Port of Newcastle activated its survey and dredging response team on 22 March in anticipation that floodwaters would […]

People of the Port | Blake Forrester, Lynch’s Hub

Pictured: Ash and Blake from Lynch’s Hub Meet Blake Forrester, who keeps many from the PON team fed and caffeinated from his hole-in-the-wall style cafe Lynch’s Hub. Blake has built Lynch’s Hub from the ground up, transforming the derelict former Lynch’s Prawn building into a bustling café and ice cream bar. Read on to find […]

PM ‘thumbs up’ on Port of Newcastle diversification plans

PON CEO Craig Carmody met with the Prime Minister at Carrington yesterday to discuss matters critical to future investment in the region and its port. Mr Carmody welcomed the Prime Minister’s sweeping support for the Port of Newcastle’s the $2.4 billion Multipurpose Deepwater Terminal (MDT), which is set to create 15,000 jobs and $2.5 billion […]

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 […]