On Friday night, Maritime Safety Queensland provided Port of Brisbane with an exemption to its statewide directive regarding rules for ships entering Queensland waters.
This means that the Port of Brisbane is once again aligned with the major southern ports and is operating under Australian Border Force requirements.
“This is crucially important, ensuring regular shipping routes can be maintained and reducing impacts on the local supply chain – which is critical to ensuring Queensland continues to receive essential supplies,” noted a port statement.
“The port is open for business, while implementing the critical protocols put in place by ABF, which we 100 per cent support.”
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