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Appointment of Peter Hopton, General Manager Commercial

Monday, 01 November 2010
Mr Peter Hopton has been appointed to the role of General Manager Commercial (formerly known as General Manager Port Development). The General Manager Commercial is responsible for the development of the Port of Darwin cargo and revenue bases and the development and maintenance of positive relationships with all Port customers. Peter has been associated with the Australasian land transport and shipping industry for the past thirty five years. He has been exposed to most facets of the international transport and logistics industry, including transport operations, sale and purchase contracts, ship building, agency, IT Logistics and company general management.   These positions have included assignments involving significant capital and finance raising. » Read more

Review of the Darwin Port Corporation Act and Associated Legislation

Friday, 15 October 2010
The Darwin Port Corporation has announced a tender for the Review of the Darwin Port Corporation Act and Associated Legislation. Tender documentation can be accessed via the following link http://notes.nt.gov.au/Tender.nsf/Main?OpenForm&Current .  » Read more

Annual Charity Golf Day

Thursday, 14 October 2010
The DPC held its Annual Charity Golf Day on Friday 8 October 2010 at Darwin’s Gardens Park Golf Links. Great fun and good competition was had by all with a record turn out by the Corporation’s clients and stakeholders of around 70 players. First place was a tie between Baileys, Conoco Phillips and NQX, with all teams sharing in a cache of great prizes.   » Read more

The Corporation welcomes Peter Raines

Thursday, 07 October 2010
The Corporation welcomes Peter Raines to the new role of General Manager City Wharves this week. Peter has joined us after a short retirement. Peter was the joint owner of the Bank of Queensland Darwin franchise and previously the Managing Director for Sterling Property Services in the Northern Territory. Peter is the former chairman of the Cullen Bay Marine Management and has an extensive background in contract maintenance operations. As General Manager City Wharves, Peter is responsible for Marina and Retail operations, cruise facilitation and the City Wharf facilities. » Read more

Darwin Port assists with international FPSO mooring chain corrosion study

Wednesday, 06 October 2010
The Darwin Port Corporation is assisting corrosion engineers at the University of Newcastle with a 2 year research project on the corrosion of mooring chain and wire rope used in the offshore oil and gas industry for mooring floating oil production and storage platforms (FPSOs).   » Read more

Appointment of Captain Ian Niblock as Harbourmaster of the Port of Darwin

Wednesday, 15 September 2010
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Ian Niblock as Harbourmaster of the Port of Darwin.  Ian brings to the Darwin Port Corporation an exceptionally strong operational background in both navigation safety and marine oil spill response.  A master mariner, Ian has had a very successful career as a harbour pilot, commencing his training as an apprentice pilot in Liverpool in 1973.  » Read more

Vessel Traffic Service goes live

Thursday, 26 August 2010
The Darwin Port Corporation has stepped into the 21st Century, going live this week with its Vessel Traffic Service (VTS). Up until recently, the Corporation’s harbour control consisted of radio contact with large and small vessels, all without any visibility of Darwin Harbour. » Read more

Copper Concentrate Loadout Completed

Monday, 26 April 2010
Port Corporation Chief Executive, Robert Ritchie said loading of around 10,100 tonnes of copper concentrate was complete at approximately 17:50 hours today. The "MV Aurora D" is expected to depart at around 20:30 hours. » Read more

Copper Concentrate Loading Investigation

Monday, 19 April 2010
The Corporation is taking the issues raised in relation to the loading of copper concentrate on East Arm Wharf very seriously. The Corporation working with regulators by welcoming their attendance to observe loading operations at East Arm Wharf on Wednesday 21 April. The Corporation's media statement is attached for information . Communications contact on this issue is Melissa Reiter 0401 117 076. » Read more