The HMAS Perth, one of the Royal Australian Navys eight Anzac-class frigates, arrives in the Port of Darwin. File photo: AFP

Australia planning new port in northern coast for use by US Marines amid China’s growing presence in region: report

  • The Darwin port already includes military facilities and hosts visiting US ships, but the new port would offer large amphibious warships a more discreet and less busy base of operations, ABC reported
  • The plans, if confirmed, would be a sign of ‘growing competition for access to infrastructure around the Indo-Pacific from both China and the US’, an expert says
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The HMAS Perth, one of the Royal Australian Navys eight Anzac-class frigates, arrives in the Port of Darwin. File photo: AFP
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