Port of Brisbane

Port

The Port of Brisbane is part of the Australia Trade Coast region, one of Australia’s fastest-growing container ports, and is Queensland’s largest cargo port. It is a significant driver of South East Queensland’s economic growth. Positioned just 24km from the CBD, the Port of Brisbane is also the closest major container port to Australia’s largest export markets in the Asia Pacific Region. 

The Port of Brisbane has seven dedicated container berths, and four deep-water bulk and general cargo berths. These are complemented by 11 bulk and general cargo up-river berths, four of which are multi-purpose, capable of handling wet and dry bulk commodities, and general cargo.

Over the 12 months prior to June 2014, the Port of Brisbane handled an increase in total trade (in tonnes) of 3.4 per cent, while total container trade increased by 2.6 per cent (Source: Port of Brisbane Monthly Trade Report, June 2014).

In the five years prior to June 2014, the volume of container imports through the port (in tonnes) increased, on average, by 5.1 per cent per annum while exports increased by 5 per cent per annum (Source: Port of Brisbane Historical Aggregated Monthly Container Trade Report, June 2014).

Key commodities traded through the Port of Brisbane include oil (crude and refined), coal exports, motor vehicle imports, and is also Australia’s largest exporter of cotton and meat. The port’s major trading partners include Southeast Asia, North Asia, and East Asia, New Zealand, and the Gulf and Middle East regions.

With world-class cargo-handling and warehousing facilities, the Port of Brisbane provides a road, rail and sea interface with the Brisbane Multimodal Terminal. The integration of these transport modes, a dual-guage rail link, and the location of the BMT behind the container terminals, enables efficient movement of large volumes of cargo through the port. 

Over the past 20 years, more than $1.6 billion has been invested in the Port of Brisbane’s infrastructure and assets (Source: Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd, 2014).

Planned and current infrastructure projects include the construction of new berths and the development of the award-winning Future Port Expansion area. This will provide a further 230ha of port land to accommodate growth in trade and shipping, and demand for port-related commercial and industrial development.

To discover more information, please visit the Port of Brisbane website, or contact the Investment Attraction Team.

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