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Dear Valued Customers


Please note the Port of Brisbane remains closed to vessel movements due to debris still in the waterways.


Due to this we are seeing Stevedores cancelling any export container deliveries to the Terminals

and import availabilities still not posted until movements are known.


Operational Update

  • The Regional Harbour Master (RHM) advises that the port remains closed to all ship movements at present, due to the inherent risks from water velocity and the potential for debris including sunken objects and siltation build-up in our swing basins, berth pockets and channel.
  • Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) is working closely with the RHM to deploy survey vessels to determine safe depth of the navigational areas as well as possible debris obstruction. The speed of the river current and turbidity at the moment is proving challenging in this regard.
  • MSQ and the state government is coordinating multiple salvage teams to remove any debris, and PBPL will deploy its dredge and barge fleet to assist focussing on the port precincts.
  • The RHM continues to assess the situation on an ongoing, case-by-case basis, with the aim of reopening the port as soon as it is safe to do so.

We are continuing to work closely with those affected as we navigate through yet another challenge and appreciate your understanding.

Any other questions please reach out to our dedicated Transport team.


Thank you for using BR International.  

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