We have received the below notification from the Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA):
Port of Brisbane
The Port of Brisbane Interim CEO, Neil Stephens, has indicated that the Regional Harbour Master (RHM) has authorised the movement of two bulk tankers to/from the Ampol Crude Berth, "under extreme caution", in order to maintain ongoing fuel supplies in the region.
Port of Brisbane advises that "Other vessel movements for ships currently at anchorage will be scheduled on a risk-based, case-by-case approach by the RHM in the days ahead."
Read the latest Port of Brisbane Update (3 March 2022): HERE
Patrick Brisbane Terminal
Patrick has advised that due to vessel movements still being suspended, the Patrick Brisbane Terminal is nearing export cargo capacity. Therefore the Terminal is ceasing all export cargo receivals from 2200 on 3 March 2022.
Patrick Brisbane Terminal is also asking that all import containers be collected from the Terminal "at the first opportunity so as to not incur storage charges."
Patrick acknowledges the inconvenience on the supply chain and has assured industry partners that full operations will resume at the first opportunity subject to the resumption of shipping movements.
DP World Brisbane Terminal
Operations at DP World Brisbane Terminal were suspended briefly on several occasions this morning (3 March) due to lightning.
Given that vessel movements have still yet to recommence, DPW Brisbane Terminal will be closed from 1400 today, 3 March until 0700 Friday morning, 4 March 2022.
Hutchison Brisbane Terminal
Hutchison Brisbane Terminal was closed for scheduled maintenance from 1500 yesterday, 2 March, but reopened at 0700 this morning, 3 March.
Vessel movements are still suspended, and the Terminal has asked transport operators to refrain from booking import appointments for vessels showing in the TAS Portal without an import availability date unless informed to do so by the Terminal "otherwise listing and no show fees may be applicable."
We continue to monitor the situation closely. If you have enquiries about specific bookings, please don’t hesitate to contact your Customer team.