Quay extension works planned for Port of Melbourne

Photo: Port of Melbourne

The Port of Melbourne in Australia has confirmed expansion works will be carried out at Webb Dock East to reduce port congestion, improve efficiency and accommodate larger ships at the country’s largest container and general cargo port.

The project involves demolishing a redundant section of concrete and extending the quay line by 71 metres.

The contract for the works has been awarded to Fitzgerald Constructions Australia. Completion is scheduled for the third quarter of 2023.

Port of Melbourne CEO Saul Cannon said the project is part of a 30-year investment strategy designed to create a more efficient and productive port that will help strengthen Victoria’s economy.

Webb Dock East was designed as a two-berth terminal. This project will restore the facility’s intended design capacity.

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