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NEW: Launch of Expression of Interest – Tradelinked Business Delegation to PNG 3-12 October 2022

June 29th, 2022

The official launch of the Tradelinked Business Delegation to PNG 3-12 October was held last night at the Tradelinked Cairns-PNG-Pacific Business Networking Event.  Expressions of Interest are now open for registrations to participate on this delegation, the first to PNG since COVID came upon us in 2019.  We are excited to add the new destination […]

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Vale Sir Peter Barter

June 23rd, 2022

The passing of Sir Peter Barter in Cairns Hospital on Wednesday 22 June after a long battle with a rare terminal heart condition has been widely reported, he was 82.  Sir Peter was a prominent icon in Madang, being a former regional MP for the Province and a prominent businessman.  The late Sir Peter was […]

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Visit to Cairns by Australian High Commissioner HE Mr Jonathan (Jon) Philp – Wednesday 25 May 2022

June 1st, 2022

Tradelinked Cairns-PNG-Pacific and EiiC (Exchange Innovation & Information Centre) welcomed the Australian High Commissioner HE Mr Jon Philp to Cairns on Wednesday 25 May.  During his visit His Excellency met with Mayor Bob Manning, Councillors and guests of the Cairns Regional Council at a morning tea followed by a discussion on potential partnerships between Papua New […]

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Porgera Mine Set to Reopen Employing Over 3,000 Workers

April 19th, 2022

OVER 3000 MINE WORKERS IN PNG TO WORK WHEN PORGERA MINE REOPENS Following the recent signing of stakeholder agreements, more than 3,000 workers will be employed when the Porgera mine reopens. “Over the next couple of weeks, the company will hire 3,100 people, most of them Papua New Guineans, (who) will head back to Porgera […]

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FNQ Export Capability Profile Servicing the Pacific Region Launched Feb 2022

February 23rd, 2022

The FNQ Export Capability Profile Servicing the Pacific Region was launched at the February Tradelinked Business Networking event in Cairns Tuesday 22 February 22.  The report seeks to demonstrate the importance of the PNG / Pacific Island nations’ trading, cultural and social relationship with Cairns.  A full report and/or Executive Summary are both available to […]

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Australia to Assist in the Upgrading of Papua New Guinea’s Ports at a cost of $580 million

January 24th, 2022

Australia will spend more than half a billion dollars upgrading ports in Papua New Guinea in a bid to strengthen trade ties and ward off investment from other nations, including China.  Prime Minister Scott Morrison and PNG Prime Minister James Marape met virtually on Friday to sign agreements for $580 million in upgrades and refurbishments to […]

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Lae Ports K412M Extension Project

December 11th, 2021

K412mil extension project December 9, 2021 The NationalBusiness By JIMMY KALEBE PNG Ports Corporation Ltd (PNG Ports) will spend US$120 million (about K412.97 million) on the extension of the berthing at the Lae main wharf in Morobe, according to State-owned company. Managing director Fego Kiniafa said this would be from the Australian government’s funding support of […]

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Air Niugini Announces New Flight Schedule Dec 21

December 1st, 2021

Air Niugini is delighted to advise they will be operating a service on Sat 11 December 21 and from the 15th December there will be a twice weekly flight on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Passengers can travel from Cairns to POM and connect onwards to Singapore and other destinations as allowed under COVID travel restrictions. Timings […]

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How to do Business Right in the Pacific – Adrian Weeks, Austrade

November 25th, 2021

How should international businesses behave if they want to be successful in the Pacific? asked a recent Austrade survey.  Adrian Weeks, Austrade’s Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, outlines the thought-provoking results – How to do business right in the Pacific [opinion] – Business Advantage PNG

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