The Port of Brisbane’s seventh dedicated container berth, Berth 10, will allow at least six container vessels of more than 270 m in length to be accommodated simultaneously and is managed and operated by Patrick Corporation, which is completing its new container terminal behind the berth. The port’s other major stevedore, DP World Brisbane, has moved along the quay line and taken control of Berth 7 which was previously operated by Patrick.
Port of Brisbane Corporation chairman, David Harrison, said both stevedores were making significant investments over the course of the transition. “Patrick Corporation has invested heavily in the development of Berth 10, just as DP World Brisbane is making a substantial investment in the reconfiguration of Berth 7 to meet their specific requirements.”
Coming as it does in the emerging climate of tougher economic conditions makes infrastructure like this all the more important for the Port and “the extra capacity provided by the new berth means the Port is well-positioned to handle future trade growth, and to remain a competitive, commercially focused entity for the benefit of the Queensland economy,” said Mickel.