Located 1,360 kilometres north of Brisbane, The Port of Townsville is a world-class gateway for trade and investment.
The L-shaped Berth 10 is the priority wharf for car carriers and Roll-on Roll-off (RORO) vessels. The secondary wharf leg is 55 meters long and accommodates the stern ramps of car carrier vessels.
The trend for new build Pure Car Carrier (PCC) vessels is to grow larger. The secondary wharf is too short to cater for those large Pure Car Carrier (PCC) with angled ramps from 38 meter beam vessels, as it is demonstrated with the below figure. To be able to also accommodate these larger car carrier vessels, the Port is extending the Berth 10 Secondary Wharf area.
The project includes:
The benefits of the project are:
Design of the works is completed, and tenders have been called. Construction is scheduled to start early 2020.