Category: News

Changes to moving over-dimensional cargo

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has recently approved a new notice – theQueensland Class 3 Heavy Vehicle (Port of Brisbane Flat Rack and Open Top Container) Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2015 (no.1). This notice authorises the transport of over-dimensional cargo on flat rack containers, and open-top containers on floats and low loaders, without …

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PBPL recognised at Premier’s Sustainability Awards

PBPL’s Environment Manager, Craig Wilson was pleased to accept the Highly Commended award for Business Eco-efficiency at Premier’s Sustainability Awards ceremony. On 5 November, PBPL was awarded a Highly Commended at the Premier’s Sustainability Awards ceremony in the category ‘Business Eco-efficiency’. This award was in recognition of PBPL’s eco-efficiency initiatives, which focus on resource reduction, …

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Port of Brisbane plans new Luggage Point cruise ship terminal

The Queen Mary 2 had to dock at Fisherman Islands’ container yards when it came to Brisbane in February, 2012. Photo: Harrison Saragossi The state government and the Port of Brisbane are in negotiations to build a new cruise terminal near the mouth of the Brisbane River that could accommodate the new breed of superliner. …

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ACCC finds Port of Brisbane grain trade competition alive and healthy

PHOTO: ACCC to relax regulations on bulk grain terminal operators at the port of Brisbane (Jo Prendergast) The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is planning to exempt grain handlers Queensland Bulk Terminals (QBT) and GrainCorp from parts of the Wheat Port Code of Conduct at the Brisbane bulk wheat export terminals. ACCC Commissioner Cristina …

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Roy Cummins commences as Port CEO

Roy Cummins has officially commenced his new role as Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL). Roy brings a wealth of strategic management and leadership experience in port management and maritime arena, which he has gained in both Australia and internationally in the last 25 years. Throughout his career Roy has …

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Owens begins operations at the Port

Logistics company Owens Transport, a division of Mainfreight, has recently moved its team of 45 to a newly constructed facility on Howard Smith Drive at Port of Brisbane’s Port Gate Estate. The new 1.7 hectare site features 10,000 square metres of storage and distribution yard, which is designed for container storage and handling areas with …

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New crane commissioned by Patrick’s

Container Terminal A new $13 million ship-to-shore crane was officially commissioned at Patrick’s Brisbane Terminal in June in front of a private audience consisting of maritime professionals and port staff. Increasing demand from customers for export services has led Patrick to commission the brand new ship-to-shore crane which augments the company’s existing fleet to five. …

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GrainCorp loads record shipment at Port of Brisbane

  GrainCorp has loaded the biggest single shipment of grain on record at the Port of Brisbane. Just over 66,000 tonnes of sorghum sourced from southern Queensland was loaded onto a bulk carrier at the end of May, in GrainCorp’s largest individual pour. Brisbane GrainCorp Terminal Manager, Josh Connell said the shipment was an exciting …

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Agriculture trade through the Port

With the recent introduction of key Free Trade Agreements, softening of the Australian dollar and ongoing demand from China, USA, Japan and South Korea, there has been a growth in the major agricultural export commodities through the Port of Brisbane. Nationally, Australian sorghum production is expected to reach 2.2 million tonnes this year with a …

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