Weipa, Abbot Point, Mackay and Hay Point trading ports, and the non-trading port of Maryborough, all come under the care and authority of North Queensland Bulk Ports.

More than half of Queensland’s trade by tonnage passes through our operating ports. In line with our mission, we take great care to provide safe, sustainable and competitive seaport services to efficiently facilitate the increasing tonnages of imports and exports through our Queensland ports.

Port services

As a port authority, we’re responsible for:

  • strategic port planning
  • port business development
  • port infrastructure development
  • environmental management and marine pollution (within port limits)
  • port security and safety
  • port efficiency
  • maintaining navigable port depths for shipping
  • issuing licences, leases and permits to other organisations for the use of port land, infrastructure, and facilities (NQBP has a multi-user access policy in place at its ports to facilitate the highest possible utilisation of port infrastructure, and greatest possible operational efficiency).

Port pilotage operations and navigation are the responsibility of NQBP for the Ports of Hay Point and Mackay. The Port of Townsville provides pilotage services for the Port of Abbot Point and Ports North is responsible for pilotage services at Weipa. Stevedoring and towage services are outsourced to approved contractors at all of NQBP’s ports.

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Our vision

To be global leaders in sustainable facilitation of port trade.

Our mission

To manage safe and efficient ports that connect regional Queensland to the world by balancing the needs of iconic natural environments, communities, stakeholders and port users.

Our Strategic Themes

Planning for transitioning trade

Leaders of our business in 2040 will look back to 2020 and be grateful that business and infrastructure plans were established to allow transitioning trade to be facilitated.

Partnering to enhance reputation

By developing effective and mutually-beneficial partnerships, NQBP could influence policies and public sentiment towards new and existing trade.

Open for business

NQBP will continue to deliver projects to meet our ports’ current needs and position ourselves as a “port of choice”.

Improving employee engagement and efficiency

NQBP will set clearly defined goals and refine how we prioritise the urgent versus the important.

Our Values

We stand by our actions and NQBP's values even when no-one is watching.

We strive to deliver the best outcomes while being committed to continuous learning and improvement.

We care for and treat everyone fairly, recognising and appreciating diversity.

We share a common purpose to achieve positive outcomes for our organisation and regions.

Our ports

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