Berth 4 Crane and Cargo Terminal

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:

  • Construction of pavement for heavy duty cargo handling including car parking over a site of approximately 1.8 hectares;
  • Construction of a quarantine approved container washbay;
  • Installation of power, lighting, security fencing, terminal gates, amenities and utility services;
  • Level road and rail crossing to allow direct access to Berth 4 from the cargo terminal site;
  • Supply and installation of a ship to shore crane from Liebherr.


The benefits of the project are:

  • Ability to accommodate growth in containerized cargo, general and project cargo;
  • Ability to process increased container ship sizes.


Construction is underway and is scheduled to be completed by end of 2020 including installation of ship to shore crane.

Cruise Schedule

A Federal Government restriction is current for all international cruise ships entering into Australian waters until 17 September 2020.