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 values

Our vision

We set the global standard in sustainable trade and port development.

Our mission

We lead our ports to operate in balance with iconic natural environments and the community for the prosperity of current and future generations.

Our role

As a trade-based port authority, we bring together business, environment, community and strategic stakeholder interests to make our ports sustainable for everyone in the long term.

Our aim is to build a bright future. We lead by example, striving to be innovative in our ideas and methods. Leadership takes thoughtful planning and consideration, followed by decisive action. As such, we undertake a variety of strategic planning to guide our activities and inspire future thinking.

We always act with integrity, honesty and respect. Safety is our paramount priority.

We deliver better outcomes together. Our people make the difference by always aiming high and having fun. We’re an organisation that values talent; a place where our people understand the alignment between the work they do and the goals of the business, and where each staff member seeks to exceed in their role and develop their skills and competencies.

We make things happen, asking what it will take and then delivering. We’re responsive and look for solutions. We work closely with our customers, business partners and government to ensure the seamless operation of our ports.

We care about the environment, the community and our people. We strive to create a safe, sustainable and inclusive setting for our people and the community. This is realised through a robust and well-supported community engagement program.

Customers are at the heart of what we do. We’re passionate about coming up with solutions and delivering service of mutual benefit.  Find out more about using our ports.

Our ports

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