Barge Relocation Towge – Port of Brisbane to Skardon River, QLD

North Marine was engaged to conduct an urgent tow of a 70.3-meter cargo barge from the Port of Brisbane to Skardon River in Queensland, via Cairns.

Client: TSA (Transhipment Services Australia)

Scope of Work – Barge Towage: Brisbane to Skardon River in Queensland

North Marine is well established at conducting extended marine tugboat assignments throughout the Pacific.

The 1750-nautical-mile encumbered tow required pre-tow surveys, coastal pilotage and multi-port stops.

As always, communication between all stakeholders was critical to a successful and efficient operation. This included planning and coordination with regulatory bodies, marine surveyors, insurance agents, pilot companies and the client.

North Marine engaged local third-party workboats to assist with the outbound transit through the Port of Brisbane.

Our excellent working relationship with the relevant authorities, marinas and industry partners prove invaluable in delivering a seamless service.

Working within the environmental controls of the Great Barrier Reef is something that North Marine is highly established in.

The tow was completed safely and without incident, despite challenging operating conditions.

North Marine Discriminators: Barge Relocation in Queensland

  • Expert regional knowledge and highly experienced at towing through the Great Barrier Reef
  • Established working relationships with all relevant stakeholders, including AMSA, GBRMPA, MSQ, Reef VTS, pilot companies, insurance agents and marine surveyors.
  • Hold necessary operational permits
  • Adept at delivering logistically complex projects
  • A fleet of suitable towage vessels to perform works
  • Local SME business using a local Queensland workforce
  • ISO Accredited
  • Experienced project managers and key personnel
  • Able to deliver all project objectives with value for money


North Marine successfully completed the contract with project requirements delivered in full, on time & on budget.

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North Marine – Trusted Marine Contractor in Queensland, Australia

North Marine is a prominent marine support company based in the Port of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia.

North Marine has a long history of delivering marine tugboat services to the private/commercial sector and vessel insurance providers.

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