Transport upgrades at GeelongPort

Commissioned in conjunction with rail, road and port stakeholders, the recently upgraded rail crossing at GeelongPort’s Corio Quay South precinct is now capable of transporting Vestas’ 67m wind turbine blades from berth to storage in one forward motion. Previous to the works, the smaller 62m blades required multiple turning points to successfully traverse the corridor … Continued

GeelongPort and Boral cement partnership

A milestone 25-year agreement has been reached between GeelongPort and Boral Cement which will see Boral Cement invest $130 million to construct a new clinker grinding and cement facility at GeelongPort. In anticipation of the future demand for construction materials in the Victorian region, the new facility has been designed to handle up to 1.3 … Continued

Chilli Chicken Wing Challenge fires up!

GeelongPort hosted its third annual “Chilli Chicken Wing It Challenge for Charity” last week to raise much needed funds to support our chosen charity, the Kids with Cancer Foundation. Around 80 participants put their taste buds on the line by progressively sampling a range of 4 chilli sauces smeared over chicken wings. The chilli sauces … Continued

GeelongPort attracts global renewable energy company

The first shipment of wind turbine components has arrived at GeelongPort after a partnership was secured with global renewable energy company, Vestas. With a presence in 79 countries, Vestas designs, manufactures, installs and services wind turbines across the globe, bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a brighter future. The partnership sees GeelongPort provide … Continued

Supporting our farmers

GeelongPort, Tasmanian Ports Corporation (TasPorts) and Bass Island Line are working together to assist drought stricken farmers in New South Wales. The generous farmers of Tasmania have donated almost 450 tonnes of hay to the hay bale drive across northern Tasmania. This donation is currently being transported over the Bass Strait to drought stricken farmers … Continued

Smoke-Free at sea

GeelongPort has joined forces with The Mission to Seafarers Geelong to raise awareness of the impact smoking has on seafarer’s health and wellbeing. Tobacco kills more than 7 million people each year. More than 6 million of those deaths are caused by direct tobacco use, while around 890,000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed … Continued

Inspiring Others

Inspiring Others

Our very own Dr Lisa Mills, HSE Advisor recently attended Deakin University’s Engineering Work Experience Week to share her passion for the industry. Joining a panel of industry representatives, Lisa answered questions from Year 10 students representing several schools across the region. The week-long engineering workshops focused on all fields including Environmental, Civil, Mechanical and … Continued

Restored shellfish reefs bring hope for a better Bay

As part of the Port Phillip Bay reef restoration project in Victoria, The Nature Conservancy is building 500 square metres of mussel reefs in Corio Bay, Geelong. The project will be placing 55 tonnes of limestone rubble and 13.75 tonnes of recycled shells onto the sea floor as reef base. The shells are part of … Continued

Protecting our Bay

In celebration of World Environment Day, our employees recently conducted a site wide activity collecting litter from four locations. Teams were directed to illegal dumping hotspots in public and industrial areas surrounding the port, and transported loads of rubbish back to a skip for appropriate disposal. Approximately 45 workers filled a 4.5 cubic metre skip … Continued

Supporting Very Special Kids

GeelongPort recently welcomed Adisa and Peggy from Very Special Kids to accept a donation of $2,500 towards a 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge fundraiser being held on May 25. Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a children’s hospice and professional family support services. The children’s charity helps more than 900 families across Victoria who … Continued