July 16 - The Australian port of Townsville is making space for growing new trades, such as imported vehicles, project cargo, breakbulk and general cargo, with a new AUD1.73 million (USD740,000), 30,000 sq m cargo laydown area.

After a short six-week construction period, the new all weather laydown area will significantly improve trade opportunities, says the port authority.

Some 60,828 tonnes of hard rock materials were used in the construction of the new laydown area.