Port of Gladstone re-opens for Coal Ships to exit and Cruise Ship to enter.

Ship Chinook - Pic from vesseltracker.com

Following the severe weather conditions brought about by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie, Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) suspended shipping in the Port of Gladstone mid-morning.

Due to heavy rainfall and severe winds up to 80km per hour, Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) ceased ship loading operations and closed access to its stockpiles at RG Tanna Coal Terminal (RGTCT) in Gladstone earlier today.

As the weather conditions eased this afternoon, a site inspection was conducted and GPC has recommending ship loading at RGTCT, with MSQ expected to reopen the Port of Gladstone later this evening allowing coal vessels to depart.

GPC Parks & Recreation Team have commenced clean-up activities at Spinnaker Park, Gladstone Marina and East Shores Precinct parklands, and with parkland clean-ups expected to continue throughout Friday, residents are encouraged to be mindful of debris if planning on visiting our parklands.

Auckland Point Terminal will also berth P&O Cruises’ Pacific Pearl on Friday 31 March as scheduled, with the Feast on East markets being held between 8am and 4pm in GPC’s East Shores Precinct.

Event organisers, Gladstone Area Promotion & Development Limited, will advise of any changes to the Feast on East markets if weather conditions change overnight.

As the system moves south, necessary precautions have also been undertaken at our Port of Bundaberg facility. GPC will continue to work closely with MSQ to monitor conditions across the three port precincts.

These are the Vessels in Port currently as at 5.59pm today.

Berth Ship Name Agent Agent Ph. DWT Nomination ID
RGTCT Berth No1 CHINOOK LBH Australia
RGTCT Berth No2 AZUL LIBERO Gulf Agency Company
RGTCT Berth No3 AZUL BRISA Gulf Agency Company
RGTCT Berth No4 AZUL CHALLENGE Gulf Agency Company
AP Berth No4 EMMA OLDENDORFF Gulf Agency Company
At Anchor MASTRO NIKOS SGM
At Anchor OCEAN PROMETHEUS INCHCAPE SHIPPING
At Anchor SUNRISE SERENITY INCHCAPE SHIPPING
At Anchor ALPHA LIBERTY AUST SHIPS AGENCIES
At Anchor TAIPOWER PROSPERITY I Gulf Agency Company
At Anchor ANANGEL PROSPERITY MONSON AGENCIES
At Anchor FPMC B LUCK LBH Australia
At Anchor ROBERT OLDENDORFF MONSON AGENCIES
At Anchor STAR ANTARES MONSON AGENCIES
At Anchor ALPHA PROGRESS SGM
At Anchor ARCADIA SALUTE INCHCAPE SHIPPING
At Anchor AZUL CIELO Gulf Agency Company
At Anchor SEA ORPHEUS Gulf Agency Company
At Anchor NAVIOS FELIX MONSON AGENCIES
At Anchor PANASIATIC Gulf Agency Company
At Anchor AAL HONG KONG Gulf Agency Company
At Anchor GIORGAKIS Gulf Agency Company
At Anchor JIN MEI MONSON AGENCIES
At Anchor ORIENT GRACE INCHCAPE SHIPPING
At Anchor IRON CHIEFTAIN