The Hunter Region’s leading advocate for business, Business Hunter, recently announced Port of Newcastle as a Finalist in the 2021 Hunter Business Awards.

Port of Newcastle was named finalist in three categories:

Whilst our CEO, Craig Carmody, was named a finalist in the prestigious Leader of the Year category.

Business Hunter CEO, Bob Hawes congratulated the finalists across 14 categories on their successful submissions.

“This was our most contested Awards submission process in the forty years since the Awards began, with literally hundreds of entries coming in,” Mr Hawes said.

“As our country, and indeed our own region, continues to battle the disruption, uncertainties and down-right frustrations of the COVID-19 pandemic, Business Hunter is proud to be offering our region a chance to continue this great tradition of recognising excellence and celebrating our regional business’ achievements in 2021.

“The judges had their work cut out for them scoring and selecting the finalists from a group of outstanding entries. It’s clear that after another challenging year, businesses have come back with gusto and are clearly committed to excellence in their services, operations and employment.”

GrainCorp and McLanahan Corporation were named finalist in the Excellence in Import or Export category which is proudly sponsored by Port of Newcastle.

For the full list of finalists and information about the gala event please read the full media release on Business Hunter’s website.

Port of Newcastle

Port of Newcastle Port of Newcastle is Australia’s deepwater global gateway, the largest on the nation’s East Coast. Port of Newcastle is more than a port. It exists to build Australia’s prosperity with responsible, integrated and innovative supply chain solutions. With trade worth about $26 billion to the national economy each year, Port of Newcastle enables Australian businesses to successfully compete in international markets. The port currently handles 4,400 ship movements and 164 million tonnes of cargo annually, including dry bulk, bulk liquids, ro-ro, general and project cargoes and containers. With a deepwater shipping channel operating at 50% of its capacity, significant port land available and enviable access to national rail and road infrastructure, Port of Newcastle is positioned to further underpin the future prosperity of the Hunter, NSW and Australia. As custodians of the region’s critical asset, Port of Newcastle is diversifying its trade as it strives to create a safe, sustainable and environmentally and socially responsible future.

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