Brisbane Container Terminals
– greater capacity more service
Brisbane Container Terminals (BCT), part of the Hutchison Port Holdings network, is developing a new international container terminal in the Port of Brisbane, that is delivering greater container handling capacity and competition to the port.
HPH signed a 42-year lease agreement with the Queensland Government in 2008 to develop a new container terminal on a 26 hectare site at the mouth of the Brisbane River.
The first stage of the new terminal is operational. A second berth is expected to be operational in 2014. When complete, the terminal will be capable of handling more than 800,000 TEU a year, significantly increasing the Port’s current capacity.
BCT will operate two international container berths with a total quay length of 660 metres and a depth alongside of 14 metres. The terminal is connected to the national and state rail services and has road freight access.
Brisbane is Australia’s fastest growing container port. It will also be the first port in Australia to receive the benefit of increased competition through the introduction of a third container stevedore.
To meet the demands of competition and break into a market currently dominated by two companies, BCT employs the latest container terminal operations technology, nGen, developed by Hutchison Port Holdings. nGen tracks and manages the movement of containers through the terminal, operates the automated stacking cranes and a number of other systems providing a smooth flow of container through the terminal, and better service to shipping lines, importers and exporters.
BCT’s Post Panamax Quay cranes will be capable of handling ships carrying 8,000 TEU and span 18 container rows.
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