Sweet recovery for Bundaberg Port


Restricted ship movements restored at the Port of Bundaberg this morning following successful dredging operation

Sweet recovery for Bundaberg Port
Sweet recovery for Bundaberg Port

March 4, 2011

Restricted ship movements have been restored at the Port of Bundaberg this morning after a dredging operation removed a massive build up of silt following recent floods.

Premier Anna Bligh says the reopening of Bundaberg Port represents the completion of another significant milestone in recovery works, and will allow sugar exports to recommence.

"The successful completion of the dredging phase will now enable vessels up to 140 metres to enter the Port of Bundaberg," Bligh says.

"That means vessels with a capability to ship around 12,000 - 16,000 tonnes of sugar can enter the port," she says.

Bligh says the Gladstone Ports Corporation is working closely with the Queensland Government to facilitate a more complete restoration of the Port of Bundaberg.

Maritime Safety Queensland has also checked navigational aids and has ensured that all relevant surveying work has been undertaken.

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