EXCLUSIVE: Third container terminal opens in Brisbane
Hutchison’s Brisbane container terminal is ready for container ship visits, a representative of the international terminal operator has confirmed to Lloyd’s List Australia.
Hutchison's Brisbane terminal. Photo courtesy Hutchison Ports Australia
Brisbane Container Terminals, Hutchison’s new facility in Queensland’s major box port, joins terminals already operated there by the Australian stevedore, Patrick, and international competitor, DP World.
Its opening makes Brisbane the first port in Australia to offer three major container terminals.
Just one berth is available so far, giving the new terminal roughly 330 metres of quay line. A second will be ready in 2014, bringing the total to 660 metres of quay line.
Depth alongside the terminal is 14 metres and ships will be serviced by post-panamax quay cranes.
They will be capable of handling ships carrying 8000 teu and will span 18 container rows.
Once completed, Hutchison says the new Brisbane terminal will be able to handle over 850,000 teu per annum.
The terminal will make up No. 11 and 12 wharfs at Brisbane’s Fisherman Islands.
Wharfs 1 through 10 are taken up by Australian Amalgamated Terminals (1-3), DP World Brisbane (4-7) and Patrick’s AutoStrad terminal (8-10).