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Observation Cafe now open

Friday, 10 July 2015
We are delighted to announce that our newly refurbished cafe has now reopened. PBPL’s Observation Cafe underwent renovations for two weeks in April which saw the installation of sound absorbing acoustic panels on the walls and ceiling.
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Reconciliation Week at PBPL

Friday, 10 July 2015
In recognition of National Reconciliation Week, PBPL partnered with Moreton Bay (Quandamooka) people to display the community’s art at our Port Office building.
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PBPL celebrates World Environment Day

Friday, 10 July 2015
World Environment Day, an event run by the United Nations Environment Program, is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet. In support of this, PBPL celebrated World Environment Day with a number of events and activities.

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Health and wellbeing in the workplace

Friday, 10 July 2015
A video showcasing PBPL’s health and wellbeing programs has been developed by Queensland Workplace Health and Safety in an effort to highlight the importance of leadership, sustainability and long term benefits of a healthy workforce to organisations.
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New era for Australian border management

Friday, 10 July 2015
The new Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) was unveiled on 1 July 2015, signalling a major change in the way Australia’s borders are managed. The Australian Customs and Border Protection Services (ACBPS) has ceased and the Australian Border Force now stood up as the operational and enforcement arm of the new Department.

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Chinese chamber members visit

Friday, 10 July 2015
PBPL was delighted to host a visit by a delegation of Chinese Chamber of Commerce Australia (CCCA) members. The visit was organised by the Australia China Business Council (ACBC), a business organisation dedicated to promoting business and trade between Australia and the People’s Republic of China.
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GrainCorp loads record shipment

Friday, 10 July 2015
GrainCorp has loaded the biggest single shipment of grain on record at the Port of Brisbane. Just over 66,000 tonnes of sorghum sourced from southern Queensland was loaded onto a bulk carrier at the end of May, in GrainCorp’s largest individual pour.
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Patrick’s new crane commissioned

Friday, 10 July 2015
A new $13 million ship-to-shore crane was officially commissioned at Patrick’s Brisbane Terminal in June in front of a private audience consisting of maritime professionals and port staff.
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Owens begins operations at the Port

Friday, 10 July 2015
Logistics company Owens Transport, a division of Mainfreight, has recently moved its team of 45 to a newly constructed facility on Howard Smith Drive at Port of Brisbane’s Port Gate Estate.
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Roy Cummins commences as CEO

Friday, 10 July 2015
Roy Cummins has officially commenced his new role as Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL). Roy brings a wealth of strategic management and leadership experience in port management and maritime arena, which he has gained in both Australia and internationally in the last 25 years.
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