Port Procedures and Information for Shipping – Cape Flattery, Cooktown and Port Douglas
Port of Cape Flattery
Located 47kms north of Cooktown, the port of Cape Flattery was set up to only export silica sand from the Cape Flattery Silica Mines Pty Ltd. Owned by the Mitsubishi Corporation, the mine is the largest exporter of silica sand in the world.
The port has a single berth serviced by a travelling ship loader for the export of sand.
Port of Cooktown
The port of Cooktown is located 169kms north of Cairns. The port is managed by Far North Queensland Ports Corporation and is mainly used by fishing vessels, small passenger vessels and recreational craft.
Port of Port Douglas
Located 56kms north of Cairns, the Port of Port Douglas is a small natural harbour behind Island Point, within the border of Dickson Inlet.
The port has many fishing wharves, 2 marina's and is able to provide refuge for anchored or moored vessels upstream. Fishing boats, recreational boats and tourist vessels that visit the islands and Great Barrier Reef mainly use this port.
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- Regional Harbour Master (Cairns)
Phone: +61 7 4052 7400z
Fax: +61 7 4052 7427w
- Port control
Phone: +61 7 4052 7470z
Fax: +61 7 4052 7460w
- Far North Queensland Ports Corporation
Phone: +61 7 3224 7426z
Fax: +61 7 3224 7234w
- Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
- Department of Home Affairs (Customs)
Fax: +61 2 6275 6331w
- Bureau of Meteorology
zLocal call – higher rates may apply outside local area or from mobile phones.
wLocal call – higher rates may apply outside local area.