Maritime Industries

Industry in the Northern Territory has strong capability and capacity to meet the maintenance and sustainment requirements of the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Border Force, offshore oil and gas platform support vessels and the wider commercial fishing and general maritime industry.

Darwin is strategically positioned as Australia’s most northern commercial port, providing pilotage and harbour control systems to support the expanding LNG projects in the Arafura Sea and Timor Sea and highly regarded service and supply capability to general cargo, bulk cargo and cruise ships.

A study commissioned by the Territory Government reinforces the strong capabilities of businesses in the NT to service and supply the defence maritime industry finding 505 NT businesses with capacity to service the industry and 120 NT businesses with full capacity including relevant accreditations and proven experience.

For further information read the Statement of capacity: marine services industry in the Northern Territory PDF (1.1 MB).

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