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Port Procedures and Information for Shipping – Thursday Island

Image of the port of Thursday IslandThe port of Thursday Island is a community port located in a natural harbour in the Torres Strait in the northern-most part of Australia. Wharf facilities are managed by Far North Queensland Ports Corporation (trading as Ports North) and have been established on both Thursday Island and the neighbouring Horn Island where the airport is located.

The port is mainly used by general cargo trading ships which supply goods to the local people, for transhipments to the outer surrounding islands, tourist and passenger vessels and fishermen. It is a designated port of entry for customs and quarantine clearance, so Thursday Island serves as a base for a number of government agencies.

Port Procedures and Information for Shipping – Thursday Island pilotage area (last updated August 2017).

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Contact information

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Last updated
16 January 2018