The Port of Darwin is the closest major Australian port to Asia. The Port is a catchment for a wide variety of industry sectors including live cattle, bulk resources, container and general cargo, defence and oil and gas. The Port also takes great care of the unique marine environment that it operates in. Working closely with corporate and government stakeholders in November 2018, the Port successfully undertook a maintenance dredging project.
Darwin Port set a high standard in their diligence to avoid any negative affects on the marine environment or the local community.
The project was approved by the environmental approvals process. Removing 8500m3 of dredge material from berth pockets with no environmental triggers or stakeholder complaints. This success was due to the Port utilising its stakeholder structures including its Port Management Committee which is co-chaired by representatives from the Northern Territory Government and Landbridge creating a collaborative environment for monitoring and compliance.
Darwin Port has displayed its alignment to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals:
6- Clean Water and Sanitation
14- Life Below Water
17- Partnerships for the Goals
Our Future Goals:
Support the achievement of white ribbon accreditation across all ports.