Darwin Port is strategically located as the closest major port to Australia’s major trading partners and is accurately promoted as our country’s ‘northern gateway’ to these markets. The port’s location in relation to these markets provides exporters and importers real time savings in delivering products to customers due to the significantly shorter shipping times.
Well planned road transport corridors and close proximity to the Adelaide to Darwin rail terminal provides ease of access to Darwin Port for users to or from all parts of Australia. The port has existing capacity and this, coupled with a port development strategy driven by a determination to take advantage of projected trade growth, sees it well positioned to be able to partner with operators from a wide variety of business sectors.
The completion of the Darwin Marine Supply Base at East Arm Wharf in 2014 cemented Darwin’s position as a major offshore supply hub. A proven track record of in excess of 20 years in providing facilities to service oil and gas fields to the north of Darwin was a key factor in the decisions by major operators in Browse Basin to locate their logistics bases close to Darwin Port.