Interruptions to Shipping operations continue in Hay Point,
Abbot Point and Gladstone following Cyclone Debbie. Below is an overview of the
Hay Point &
The Pilotage area of Hay Point was re-opened at 1200
hours on 3 April 2017.
Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) is
open, with limited movements scheduled for berth No.2 and No.4. There are currently
six vessels on the DBCT line-up, which are scheduled to be loaded between now
and 22 April.
Hay Point Terminal at this stage has one
vessel sailing (Santa Cruz) and one vessel berthing (Sangeet) this morning (13
April). However, it does not currently have any other vessels scheduled to
berth and there are no further berth line-ups available.
The following was released by BMA
logistics at 1400 hours on 4 April 2017 and there has been no further changes
to the situation since:
Please note: Hay Point will not be distributing a Shipping
schedule until such time as the full impact of the recent severe Tropical
Cyclone Debbie and ensuing aftermath is assessed. Recovery planning is underway
and further indicative berthing times for vessels will be advised in due
The surveying of berth
pockets at both terminals is complete and there has been some significant changes
to berth pocket depths, especially at DBCT. The channel has been surveyed
and there is no indication of siltation or reduced depth along the Channel. The
RHM declared at 0900 hours on Sunday 9 April that the Channel is clear for
normal navigation. Ships using the Channel will remain on static calculation
until all sensors for DUKC are operational and tested to satisfaction.
A total of 11 vessels have heaved anchor and left the Hay Point
anchorage since 5 April.
Rail update: There is no change to the previous estimate from 3
April that rail lines will take 5 weeks to re-open. Recovery and repairs are
being undertaken at multiple sites along the Goonyella corridor, including at
Black Mountain that experienced significant landslides.
The Pilotage area of Abbot Point re-opened at
1200 hours on 30 March.
The follow update from Abbot Point
Terminal was received on 11 April:
assessment has indicated that ship loading operations will not resume until
1800 hours 12 April. This will appear in this afternoon’s shipping
schedule. Dump Station No. 2 will not now be available until 0700 hours on
Friday 14 April. We are progressively returning areas of plant to
service. Subsequently, the terminal will need to establish
condition/availability of existing stockpiles to accept various products, prior
to accepting next week’s train orders. Whilst aiming at berthing vessels in
order of arrival, plant and equipment availability will influence this
Please note that ship loading did not
resume yesterday as planned, with first vessel expected to berth this afternoon
Rail update: The Newlands system is expected to re-open on Friday
14 April. This is ahead of the previous estimate of 17–24 April. Recovery and
repairs are being undertaken at multiple sites along the Newlands corridor.
All terminals are operational and port is
open, although the supply of coal to the port will be impacted by rail
operations. As at today, two vessels are alongside at RGTANNA with a
further three vessels scheduled to berth between now and 16 April. No vessels are
currently scheduled to berth at WICET.
Rail update: The Blackwater system is operational again, although the
network is expected to operate under restricted conditions with some reduced
capacity. Recovery and repairs are being undertaken at multiple sites along the
Blackwater corridor. The Moura system opened on 12 April.