Cairns Port Authority

Cairns Port Authority

Cairns Port Authority

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Cairns Port Authority (CPA) is a Queensland Government statutory Corporation responsible for the operation of the Cairns Seaport. The Authority is also responsible for the Cairns Marlin Marina and the Cityport project. The Seaport and Cityport comprise the authority’s business units.

Cairns Seaport

The Cairns Seaport is located on Trinity Inlet. It handles cargo and passenger vessels. Passenger vessels berth at Trinity Wharf at the northern end of the port. The port is an important contributor to the city’s tourism economy. 202 international and domestic cruise ships visited in 2004/05 financial year making it the nation’s busiest cruise ship destination.

The southern end of the port, the main cargo area, handles 1.16 million tonnes of cargo yearly. Bulk cargoes include sugar and molasses (exports) and fertiliser, petroleum and LPG (imports). The port plays an important role in providing supplies to coastal communities on the Cape York Peninsula, Torres Strait and the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Cairns Marlin Marina

The Cairns Marlin Marina is located at the entrance to Trinity Inlet near 'The Pier' Shopping Centre. It contains 214 berths and can accommodate vessels up to 70 metres in length. Many private yachts and catamarans are based at the marina, as well as a significant number of commercial tourism operators who provide tours to the Great Barrier Reef.


Cityport is an urban renewal development occurring at the southern end of the Cairns CBD adjacent...
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