Townsville terminal project gains ground

Port of Townsville A construction contract has been signed for the new container terminal at the Port of Townsville. Picture: Port of Townsville
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Australian construction company Formset has been awarded an AU$10m contract to build a 1.6-hectare container terminal as part of the Port of Townsville’s AUS$30m Crane and Cargo Terminal project at Berth 4.

The Queensland Government’s deputy premier and treasurer Jackie Trad said the new container terminal would substantially increase logistics capability, once complete.

Ms Trad said: “With the volume of freight moving across Queensland expected to grow more than 20 per cent over the next decade, it’s critical we invest in port infrastructure which will accommodate this freight boom.

“Construction of the new container terminal behind Berth 4 will provide a substantial boost to northern Australia’s largest cargo port.”

Formset managing director, Brent Zander, said the construction of the Berth 4 cargo terminal area was expected to take up to 36 weeks to complete.

Transport and main roads minister Mark Bailey said the AUS$30m project also added to major capacity-expanding projects at the port, including construction of the AU$48m intermodal facility, AUS$193m port channel upgrade and the completion of the AUS$40m Berth 4 upgrade.

By Rebecca Jeffrey

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