Norship Marine, based in Cairns is a privately operated vessel maintenance and storage facility that was established in 1984 to service the needs of commercial operators, government agencies and private owners.

The thriving and vibrant city of Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Tropical Rainforest and is serviced by an international airport, a busy seaport and industrial area.

As a One-Stop-Shop Norship Marine delivers comprehensive refit and repair services by highly experienced, friendly and dedicated staff as well as draw on a network of local suppliers, technicians and contractors to complete the required work on time, cost effectively and to a high standard.

Norship Marine uses travel lift machines with capacity of 160 tonne and, 400 tonnes. The 5.6ha facility has 50 fully serviced hardstand bays, by far the busiest in the region and caters for over 600 vessels each year.

The management team and trades have a long history in the shipbuilding and repair industry and can manage an entire vessel refit or simply provide services as and when required.

Norship Marine provide permission to vessel owners to engage their preferred subcontractors with the understanding that the owner will contribute a daily fee to Norship Marine for any subcontractors on site.

Norship Marine operates both Quality and Environmental Management systems and prides itself on the work undertaken which is shown by the number of customers returning for their refits every year.

Key Capabilities

Trades & Services

  • Project Management
  • Protective Coatings – blasting & coatings
  • Engineering– all mechanical, hydraulic & boiler making/fabrication
  • Electrical & Electronic – repairs & installation
  • Yard services– travel lift & other yard machinery
  • Shipwright services

Facilities

  • 400t and 160t travel lift machines
  • 50 hardstand bays fully serviced
  • 60m & 25m wharves – vessels to 85m
  • 2 x blast & paint sheds – vessels to 27m
  • Blast chamber
  • Cranes, forklifts and EWPs
  • High pressure water blasters
  • Trade workshops & storage units
  • The Paint Shop – paint & supplies