The Port of Brisbane has provided the following update following extreme weather and flooding in the eastern Australia area:
As the full impact of this weather event continues to play out, I again urge all members of the Port of Brisbane community to ensure you, your family and your colleagues are safe at all times. Given the severe conditions we are seeing on the water as well as the broader road network, safety must come first.
- 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.
I can also advise that PBPL’s Infrastructure Teams along with our contractors continue to work on minor civil works, however there are no landside limitations within port precincts and all road and rail access remains operational.
We continue to work closely with MSQ and the RHM on all matters relating to this emergency response. As the situation evolves, we update you as soon as possible.
Here at Ligentia we’re monitoring the situation closely. If you have enquiries about specific bookings, please don’t hesitate to contact your Customer team.