Ranee Crosby, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Townsville writes:
While every year has its defining moments, 2020 was unprecedented in terms of world-changing, paradigm-shifting developments. Having navigated 156 years of change, the Port of Townsville has in its sights, a clear vision for the future.
Port of Townsville [recently] released its Port Vision 2050, a 30-year sustainability plan that sets the strategic course for Australia’s largest exporter of base metals, sugar and live cattle, well into the future. The 12 strategic objectives and 27 initiatives across four priority areas of planet, community, people and prosperity, capture our vision and set a clear roadmap for how to get there.
Over , we commenced several major infrastructure projects to prepare for significant trade growth. We are now well on the way to the biggest transformation in the Port of Townsville’s 156 year history – the 30 year, $1.6 billion Port Expansion Project.
By completion, the expansion will add a new outer harbour, with widened and deepened sea channels, six new berths, 150 hectares of additional reclaimed land and associated infrastructure.
The project will treble the port’s trade capacity to 30 million tonnes per year.
Editor’s Note: the above article has been lightly edited.