Port of Newcastle’s sustainability journey recognised by NSW Government

Port of Newcastle’s commitment to innovation and leadership in improving environmental practices has been commended by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s leading sustainability initiative, Sustainability Advantage. Port of Newcastle has been awarded Silver Partner status in the Sustainability Advantage program, recognising the Port’s significant sustainability achievements since the launch of its Environment Social […]

Mental Health First Aid a key tool in driving R U OK conversation every day strong

R U Really OK? is a question now asked repeatedly across Port of Newcastle, with mental health and wellbeing check-ins now part of everyday culture thanks to the pre-pandemic introduction of a team of Mental Health First Aiders, who have strived to lend support to Port colleagues through what, for many, has been a more […]

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 […]