Update on Queensland Coal terminals following Cyclone Debbie
Apr 5 2017

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is warning that it expects significant delays at Queensland Coal terminals over the coming weeks following Cyclone Debbie.


Hay Point and Dalrymple Bay – Owners Matters

Lengthy stays at anchorages are likely while coal terminals get back up and running, stockpiles are replenished and loading operations return to normal. Current indications suggest that waiting times will run into several weeks for many vessels at Hay Point and Dalrymple Bay anchorages.


In recognition of this, ISS has secured special pricing from local helicopter operators to service vessels at anchor. Additionally, ISS will also be offering very competitive rates for coordination of owners matters during this time. 


Please email Mackay@ISS-Shipping.com for further information.


IFO/MDO Replenishment at Gladstone

ISS understand that these delays will put pressure on bunkers ROB, with owners and operators looking to replenish due to unforeseen consumption requirements. There are few options in the area for taking bunkers.


The best option for those vessels waiting at Queensland terminals will be Gladstone, where bunkers can be taken by barge at inner or outer anchorage subject to weather/sea/swell.


Supply at outer anchorage is subject to minimal port costs. For estimated port costs at inner and outer anchorage please contact our enquiries team by email at ISSAus.enquiries@ISS-Shipping.com.


ISS will be offering special rates for agency services during this time in recognition of the impact this event will be having on customers.

For details about these rates or for any further information about the situation at Queensland Coal terminals, please email ISSAus.enquiries@ISS-Shipping.com and/or Gladstone@ISS-Shipping.com.


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