Cairns (AUCNS)

Port Code AUCNS City Cairns
Port Name Cairns Country/Region Australia QLD
Category Port City Route AUSTRALIA
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Cairns (AUCNS)



      Australian commercial port.It is located in Trinity Bay on the East Bank of York Peninsula in the northeast of the country, Southeast of the port city, near the Pacific coral sea.It is 505 nautical miles from Torres Strait in the north, 3221 nautical miles from Hong Kong in the northwest, 172 nautical miles from Townsville port in the south, 827 nautical miles from Brisbane port and 1230 nautical miles from Sydney port.The port area stretches north and south along the coast, with small islands and coral reefs outside.There are nine main berths in the north and the south, starting from berths 1-5 in the north, each 91 meters long, and the water depth in the front can reach 8.6 meters, which are used for loading and unloading groceries, grains, ores and bulk syrup;Berth No. 6 is 139 meters long and 8.8 meters deep. It is used for loading and unloading ro ro ships and containers. There is a 25 ton jib crane on the wharf;No. 8 berth is 122 meters long with a water depth of 9.1 meters, and No. 10 berth is 183 meters long with a water depth of 9.5 meters.It is used for loading and unloading bulk chemical fertilizer and oil. Behind it are Pegasus, Texaco and other oil companies;At the south end is berth 12, 183 meters long and 10.7 meters deep, which is used for bulk sugar loading with an efficiency of 864 tons per hour.There are many small jetties and wharves in the north and south of the port area. There are four jetties a, B, C and D in the South and Hayles wharf and boat wharf in the north.The port exports sugar, ore, wood, dairy products and tropical fruits;Import petroleum, machinery, general merchandise, etc.

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Summary of AUCNS

Cairns Port (port code: AUCNS) is a multi-purpose regional port in Australia QLD that caters to a diverse range of customers from project, bulk and general cargo, cruise shipping, fishing fleet and reef passenger ferries. It is located in Queensland on the northeast coast of Australia adjacent to two of nature's most magnificent ecosystems, the Great Barrier Reef and Tropical Rainforest, both World Heritage listed.
The port has eleven berths for cargo, container, cruise liners and tourist vessels. It handles approximately 1.2 million tons of cargo and 18,462TEU annually. The main exports leaving this port include sugar, molasses, petroleum products and minerals. The principal imports entering this port are petroleum products, fertiliser, LPG and general cargoes.
Each year about 1,600 vessels visit this port, among which around 31% are sailing vessels, and 15% are fishing vessels. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 200 meters. The maximum draught is 8.9 meters. The maximum deadweight is 63,500t.