Port Infrastructure

Hunt & Humphry is widely known for its focused expertise in relation to ports, port developments, activities and related maritime matters.  The firm have acted for a wide range of stakeholders including developers, financiers, investors and port authorities including the the Pilbara Ports Authority which operates the largest bulk export tonnage in the world.

In line with the growing demand for exports from Australia, ports have become an increasingly critical part of the country’s growth.  There has also been a significant increase in port development in emerging markets such as Africa where mining and other industries continue to look for infrastructure solutions to exploit resources wealth and activity in new sectors such as agriculture.

Recognising this, Hunt & Humphry has remained at the forefront of the issues relevant to ports, its users, developers, operators and managers including:


  • strategic advice relevant to port development, growth and operations
  • land use relating to port operations and development including leasing, licensing, easements and other tenure issues
  • environmental issues relating to port operations
  • maritime issues
  • native title issues relevant to port development and operations
  • regulatory compliance (including issues relating to the Port Authorities Act/regulations and other legislative requirements)
  • port infrastructure development (railways, conveyors, berths, roads etc.)
  • procurement
  • public private partnerships/project financing
  • concession agreements
  • shareholder arrangements and issues
Our key practice areas also complement our port sector experience.  These include corporate and commercial, native title, financing and litigation.

Do you have port related legal needs? We can help.