The first of the Maersk Line’s 8,500 teu capacity container ships made the maiden call for a ship of this size at Brisbane, Queensland, at the end of November.
Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) chief executive Roy Cummins, said the arrival of the Maersk Lloyd Don Carlos, 91,649gt, was a significant milestone in the port’s ongoing work to optimise its navigational channel and ensure Brisbane was able to safely handle the larger container vessels and bulk carriers of the future.
“This is a very positive outcome for our customers, exporters and the Queensland economy more broadly. The arrival of the Maersk Lloyd Don Carlos provided real-time information to help us calibrate the future requirements of the channel.”
Port staff worked with Maritime Safety Queensland, Brisbane Marine Pilots, Maersk Line and Patrick Terminals in monitoring the ship’s arrival and departure.