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New infrastructure at Brisbane Port to help cotton industry
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Aug '08
More than $590 million is being invested to further develop the Port of Brisbane's container infrastructure in line with predicted growth. The increased capacity is part of a long-term plan to assist in growing the Queensland economy. “The Port of Brisbane is built to sustain the Australian cotton industry well into the future,” says Andrew Brinkworth, Business Development Manager, Port of Brisbane Corporation.

According to a recent study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, in 2006 all business activities that occurred at the Port of Brisbane contributed just over $1 billion to the Queensland economy. This contribution is expected to increase to around $1.9 billion by 2026 and the number of full-time jobs this supports will increase from around 7000 to nearly 13000 over this period.

Mr Brinkworth will also be speaking at the conference about 'Infrastructure capacity constraints and competition' outlining the latest developments and current projects of direct relevance to the cotton industry.

“The Port of Brisbane Corporation is currently undergoing some key infrastructure projects including the newly-completed $54.6 million berth, Berth 10. This new berth will enable us to simultaneously handle at least six container vessels of more than 270m in length each,” explains Mr Brinkworth.

“In January 2008, Hutchison Port Holdings agreed to lease two new container berths – Berths 11 and 12. We've already begun construction on the $537 million berths, with Berth 11 expected to be operational by 2012 and Berth 12 by 2014, increasing Brisbane's container-handling capacity by 75 per cent and the number of dedicated container berths at the port to eight.

“We are also constructing a 220 metre general-purpose berth to accommodate the handling of commodities such as timber, steel and scrap metal. This will be completed by mid-2009.”

Mr Brinkworth says the Port of Brisbane's “participation in the Australian Cotton Conference offers us a great opportunity to show our support and appreciation to our partners in the cotton industry”.

“Delegates will gain deeper insights into the port industry and will have the opportunity to interact with our senior managers.”

Australian Cotton Conference

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