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November 23, 2022

Ports Australia today confirmed five new organisations have joined Ports Australia, solidifying the important role Ports Australia plays on the global market.


Following the successful Biennial Conference in Brisbane, Ports Australia welcomes Hutchinson Ports Australia, Patrick Terminals, Fortescue Metals Group along with Port Nelson, and Port Otago from New Zealand to Ports Australia.


Ports Australia’s CEO Mike Gallacher said this year’s Biennial Conference saw record attendance rate.


“The growth of Ports Australia is indicative of the growing awareness around Australian ports and their role in the supply chain,” Mr Gallacher said. 


“Having companies of this magnitude join our organisation is important to the role we play and we welcome their diverse knowledge to Ports Australia.” 


Mr Gallacher said in addition to our new membership, two Container Terminals have joined as associate members to Ports Australia.


Hutchison Ports Australia operates international container terminals in Port Botany and the Port of Brisbane. Hutchison Ports Australia is backed by the considerable technical, operational expertise of the world’s leading network, Hutchison Ports operating in 52 ports spanning 26 countries worldwide.


Patrick Terminals is Australia’s largest and most innovative container terminal operator, with a history of driving terminal efficiency. Today Patrick Terminals operate over four kilometres of quay line with 24 cranes and 130 straddles at four strategically located ports around the Australian coastline. 


Fortescue Metals Group Ltd(Fortescue) is a proud West Australian company, recognised for their innovation and industry-leading development of infrastructure and mining assets.


Ports Australia welcomes Port Nelson and Port Otago as they join a growing list of international associate members from across the South Pacific region.


Port Nelson is the maritime gateway for Te Tauihu – a vital hub for economic activity and a key stakeholder in the region. Major export commodities from Te Tauihu include forestry products, seafood, pip fruit, and wine.


Port Otago is a full-service port, set up to serve the needs of both shipping lines and cargo owners. The surge-free, deep-water Port Chalmers Container Facility handles the largest container vessels that call at New Zealand ports.

Mr Gallacher said that growing Ports Australia strengthens Australia’s footprint on a global scale and provides additional pathways for members to further engage within industry and government and work to solve problems.

“Building connections with ports across the South Pacific is integral to shaping a sustainable future for the region’s sector,” Mr Gallacher said.

“At Ports Australia, we envision a future where Australian ports share a relationship with their South Pacific counterparts which fosters collaboration and results in creative problem solving.”


Media:Imogen Posa | 0400 903 576 |

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