28th February, 2022
Dear Valued Gava Customers,
On behalf of Gava Australia, we would like to express our sincere hopes that you, your family, loved ones and work colleagues are safe during these challenging times. The port of Brisbane has updated us on the impacts of this flooding crisis in relation to the Port of Brisbane at this point in time:
Operational Update and Next 24 hours:
- Currently, the Regional Harbour Master (RHM) has declared no movements in and out of the Port. However, this is being reviewed on a case-by-case basis in the first instance.
- PBPL will begin surveying critical navigational areas, including the channel, swing basins and berth pockets as soon as it is safe to do so this morning (under the direction of the RHM).
- PBPL is also working with the RHM on a plan to remove debris in and around waterside infrastructure.
- There is an element of minor/superficial damage on several port roads, across all precincts.
- PBPL’s Infrastructure Team is assessing damage this morning.
- It’s understood there are no access limitations on port roads at the moment.
- There are no rail movements in and out of the BMT due to broader rail network issues; however, the BMT itself remains operational.
Additionally, you may be aware that a vessel broke its lines last night. Thanks to the swift response from Maritime Safety Queensland, Water Police, Svitzer tugs and PBPL’s Operations Teams, the vessel is now safely in Moreton Bay, with the aim of moving it to anchorage when its deemed safe to do so.
If you or your business requires assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to your relevant PBPL contact. We will continue to provide updates as the situation evolves.
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Gava Australia. For additional updates and information on the Latest News in the industry, please visit our new Gava Website https://www.gava.com.au/blog/.