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Lucky Bay port underway down under

T-Ports’ new Lucky Bay port on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia’s Spencer Gulf is up and running.

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Lucky Bay port underway down under

In mid-March, transhipment vessel LUCKY EYRE arrived and a careful wet commissioning was undertaken. By early June, almost 100,000t of wheat and barley had been loaded in five bulk carriers, with three shipments bound for Queensland, one for Vietnam, and one for the Middle East.


The first load was taken by the 37,449 dwt JULIA with a load rate of 1,200 tph achieved. Vessels up to Panamax size can be loaded around 5 km offshore.


The 87m-long LUCKY EYRE, built in China to a design by Brisbane-based transhipper specialist Sea Transport Solutions, has a capacity of up to 3,500t and a name-plate loading capacity of 13,500 tpd. It is the first grain transhipment vessel to be deployed in Australia, and requires less than 4m harbour depth.


Its arrival, via some final detail work undertaken in Yamba, New South Wales, coincided with the completion of the Lucky Bay grain receival facilities, silos, shiploading conveyor, transhipper berth and mooring equipment.


The company then went into a ‘very quiet’ wet commissioning of the port as COVID-19 restrictions hindered any celebrations. “We are using all of these loads as part of the wet commissioning process, which is the time you identify all small start-up problems, the removal of which improves the systems efficiency,” said Kieran Carvill, CEO of T-Ports.


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