Queensland's nothernmost city, and a tourist mecca which serves as the hub for the many attractions of the tropical north including the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage listed rainforests, aboriginal culture, tropical wildlife to mention a few.
The cruise terminal is located in the heart of the city and within eight kilometres of the international airport.
Far North Queensland Ports Corporation Limited, trading as Ports North, is a company Queensland Government Owned Corporation responsible for the development and management of the declared Ports of Cairns, Cape Flattery, Karumba, Mourilyan, Skardon River, Quintell Beach, Thursday Island, Burketown and Cooktown.
Ports North's operations and facilities are vital to the economic development of the regional centres they service and the State's tourism and export performance.
Our ports handle bulk shipments of sugar, molasses, silica sand, zinc, fuel, fertiliser, log product, livestock, project cargo and general cargo.
Ports North also has extensive marina and tourism facilities, particularly in Cairns.
Ports North has a range of strategic land holdings, including approximately 207 hectares of freehold and 807 hectares of leasehold Strategic Port Land and properties across its ports.
The shareholding Ministers are the Honourable Cameron Dick, Treasurer, Minister for Investment; and the Honourable Mark Bailey, Minister for Transport and Main Roads.