NSS Port Logistics

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Business Summary
NSS is regional Queensland's largest supply chain management provider.
About Us


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

NSS have recently acquired Patrick Port Logistics Operations at the Port of Townsville, which further improves our transport, warehouse and logistics services in the area. This acquisition gives NSS increased capacity in the Port Logistics area of our business and better supports customers requiring integrated stevedoring transport and logistics.

Company Profile

Committed to serving regional Queensland

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

We are a private company jointly owned by Glencore Xstrata and Qube. These shareholders bring significant experience from the mining and stevedoring industries to NSS operations.

Headquartered in Townsville, Queensland with operations spanning all of regional Queensland’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 the only stevedoring, transport and logistics organisation in regional Queensland. 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. As a customer-centric organisation, our people are well trained to cater for your every need, from 'ship to shore, shore to door'.


NSS is the industry leader in regional Queensland, delivering outcomes that exceed stakeholder expectations. We are an inclusive company that values its people, customers and the community. Our success is built on our highly effective teams, who deliver efficient, effective, safe and environmentally sound solutions, with the ability to respond to market needs.