A Federal Government restriction is current for all international cruise ships entering into Australian waters until 17 September 2020.
In 2016/2017 the Port upgraded Berth 4 wharf which doubled the capacity of the berth to accommodate growth in containerised cargo, general cargo and project cargo. This upgrade also enabled Berth 4 to handle an increase in container ship sizes from 2,500 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) to between 5,500 and 8,500 TEU’s.
The associated Container and Cargo Terminal of Berth 4 is currently under construction. This will create a cargo handling facility at Berth 4 with the ability to process the increased container ships and cargo.
The project includes:
The benefits of the project are:
Construction is underway and is scheduled to be completed by end of 2020 including installation of ship to shore crane.