Jun 05, 2017

Solar industry supports port activity

Solar industry supports port activity

The growth of the solar power is generating traffic through the Port of Townsville.

Stevedores have handled more than 200 containers carrying solar panels over the past few weeks said General Manager Business Development Claudia Brumme-Smith.

The solar panels are destined for the Clare Solar Farm near Ayr and the Kidston Solar Project northwest of Townsville (near Georgetown).

The solar farm cargo is being imported through Port of Townsville by three container shipping lines that regularly call the port, Swire ShippingANL and Mariana Express Line.

The comprehensive work of Swire Shipping, ANL and Mariana Express line, the two stevedores Northern Stevedoring Services and Townsville Bulk Storage and Handling as well as the regional transport companies, has ensured that this cargo can be directly imported through North Queensland,” said Ms Brumme-Smith.