Brisbane wins Port of the Year 2017

Port of Brisbane, Queensland’s largest multi-cargo port, has received the Port or Terminal of the Year Award at the Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards.

Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) CEO, Roy Cummins, said he was proud to receive the award, which was testament to the hard work and high standards set by the Port’s employees.  

“Our team is committed to delivering exceptional outcomes for customers and stakeholders,” said Mr Cummins.

“Last financial year was a record for the Port in terms of trade. For the first time in the Port’s history, it handled over 1.2 million containers and we also worked closely with exporters to send record shipments of agricultural products to Asia.

“We’re investing significantly in hard infrastructure to help our customers grow, such as road upgrades and a new cruise ship terminal, we’ve ramped up our customer-first property approach, and we’re also pushing the boundaries with technology to unlock supply chain value.

“Port of Brisbane is also a leader in environmental innovation and continues to support the local community through our Community Grants and long-term partnerships.

“These investments and partnerships are delivering significant economic and trade benefits to the Queensland community and economy.”

Every year, Port of Brisbane handles approximately $50 billion in international trade, including around 95% of Queensland’s containers, more than 90% of its motor vehicles, and around half of its agricultural exports.

Over the next five years, PBPL will invest almost $600 million in capacity-building infrastructure to improve port access, and continue to invest in innovation to position the port for a digital future.

For further information, please contact Brendan Connell, Senior Manager Communications on 0437 837 976.