Northern Stevedoring Services Pty Ltd


Mackay Harbour

George Bell Drive, Mackay Harbour QLD 4740
Business Summary
Stevedoring, Transport & Logistics
About Us
Company Profile

In 1971, 2 Australian stevedoring companies amalgamated, & Northern Stevedoring Services (NSS) was born.

Headquartered in Townsville, Qld with operations spanning all of regional Qld's major Port facilities including Gladstone, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns and Weipa, NSS is best known for what it does - stevedoring and integrated supply chain management for ocean cargos - all in a hassle-free manner.

NSS is an industry-leading stevedoring, transport and logistics organisation with extensive regional Queensland experience. Our approach is integrated, with all supply chain management solutions managed by one company ensuring that you receive cost efficiencies across the entire supply chain.

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Industry Links

NSS forms an integral part of Queensland's maritime industry. For more information on our industry partners, simply click on the links below:


Stevedoring services involve the loading and unloading of sea freight. NSS currently stevedore vessels at Gladstone, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns and Weipa.

Since our inception in 1971 we have developed specialist expertise in the stevedoring of the following products:

  • Containers
  • Project cargo
  • Bulk products
  • Refined metals
  • Motor vehicles
  • Livestock
  • Grain

With stevedoring forming the core of our business, NSS have made numerous strategic investments which include:

  • Long term leases on large Port Depots in Townsville and Gladstone
  • Operation of 2 high-speed Portainer Cranes and a 50 tonne mobile harbour crane in Townsville

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The transport of sea freight is critical to any supply chain process. At NSS, our dedicated transport coordinator oversees the entire transportation process ensuring that logistics are integrated seamlessly.

NSS operates a fleet of dedicated prime movers and trailers handling over 750,000 tonnes of break-bulk and 20,000 TEU of containers per annum, across the Gladstone, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns and Weipa Ports.

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NSS understands & recognises the importance of planning & rationalising all aspects of the import & export supply chain process.As the only fully-integrated stevedoring and supply chain service provider within regional Queensland, NSS holds the extensive capabilities & expertise required to provide clients with a complete logistics solution, along with customs & export documentation.

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