PBPL to Deliver Mega Ship Cruise Facility for SEQ

Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) has received Stage 1 approval from the Queensland Government for its Market-led Proposal (MLP) to deliver a $100 million mega ship cruise facility for South-east Queensland (SEQ) at Luggage Point, at the mouth of the Brisbane River.

Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd Chief Executive Officer, Roy Cummins, said that the proposed cruise facility would be a vital piece of tourism infrastructure, delivering substantial economic and tourism benefits to SEQ and the State.

Mr Cummins added that Port of Brisbane had the financial and technical capability to deliver the proposed cruise facility at no risk to Government and is the logical developer of the site with the necessary experience and resources to develop and manage the best possible facility for Queensland.

The proposed location is the only viable site in Brisbane to accommodate mega cruise ships because of the following:

  • Access to a swing basin for vessels greater than 270 m in length to cater for all cruise vessels calling in Brisbane, both now and in the future;
  • Deep water frontage to minimize dredging costs and avoid restricting vessel size;
  • Essential separation from the main cargo-related activities of Fisherman Islands;
  • Close proximity to the domestic and international airports;
  • Avoid air draft issues associated with the Sir Leo Hielscher bridges;
  • Free from urban encroachment;
  • The ability to expand if necessary in the future.

During this next stage of the MLP process, Port of Brisbane will complete detailed design and all required environmental and technical investigations, with the final proposal subject to Government and PBPL Board approval, as well as Board approval from key stakeholders.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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