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Australia's biggest container vessel visits the Port of Brisbane

In October, Port of Brisbane welcomed its largest ever container vessel, the 9500TEU Susan Maersk, setting a new benchmark less than a year after welcoming the first 8500TEU vessel.   The Susan Maersk called into Brisbane as part of a repositioning into Asia.

The visit was made possible using NCOS ONLINE – world-leading technology developed by Port of Brisbane and DHI.

The live system has been in place since August. It enables more accurate vessel traffic (including under keel clearance) models capable of increasing the utilisation of the Port’s 90km shipping channel, and is compatible with future vessel designs and sizes.

PBPL worked with a range of stakeholders to welcome the Susan Maersk including Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ – Regional Harbour Master), Brisbane Marine Pilots, DHI and Patrick Terminals.

Even in challenging weather conditions, Patrick was able to stevedore the ship in good style, achieving 308 single crane movements in 7.25 hours and 65 berth moves per hour, further enhancing Port of Brisbane’s credentials when it comes to handling the largest container ships on the east coast of Australia.

The implementation of NCOS ONLINE demonstrates PBPL’s commitment to ensuring the Port of Brisbane will not be the limiting factor for shipping on the east coast of Australia.

Image caption: The 9500TEU vessel, Susan Maersk, berths at Patrick Terminals
Posted on Thursday, 14 December 2017 (Archive on Friday, 15 June 2018) Return