News & Media

12 April, 2019

Australia - Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal (DBCT) alert - Increasing Congestion

Inchcape anticipates a 20% increase in the vessel queue in the coming week at DBCT (based on current shipping schedule)

With 21 vessels due to arrive at DBCT and only 15 vessels due to sail between now and next Friday we expect an additional 6 vessels in the line-up by this time next week..

Currently 31 vessels arrived including those alongside, the berth schedule at present indicates a significant amount of down time for ship loaders / berths as follows:

Berth #1 / Ship-Loader #1 No vessels scheduled for loading 14 April – 15 April & 29 April – 07 May 
Berth #2 / Ship-Loader #2 No vessels scheduled for loading 07 April – 17 April.
Berth #3 / Ship-Loader #3 is operational. 
Berth #4 / Ship-Loader #3 No vessels scheduled for loading 12 April – 15 April & 17 April – 25 April 

Average days for vessels currently scheduled at DBCT is 17 days.  



Please note Berth #1 / Ship-Loader #1 at BMA Haypoint is also under maintenance until 16 April .