Press release

07 March, 2019

Port Advisory - Australia, Queensland Coal Alert

Dear Valued customers 

Please be advised of the following issues at Hay Point (BMA) coal terminal as reported by Inchcape Mackay Local office:

Hay Point terminal has had a terminal wide electrical fault around 1900/06 and has not loaded any vessel since that time (3 vessels currently alongside).  We understand that there is also maintenance on berth no.1 today. Terminal advises that the electrical issues will be fixed for loading to recommence AM 08 March.

Please also note we understand that the following industrial action by The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) and the Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Employees (AFULE) scheduled for the CQCN:

  • A 24 hour stoppage from 12:00 Friday 8/March across Jilalan (Sarina), Coppabella and Pring (Bowen) depots.  This affects coal deliveries on the Goonyella system (HayPoint & DBCT) & the Newlands system (Abbot Point)  
  • A 24 hour stoppage from 12:00 Saturday 9/March across Callemondah (Gladstone), Stanwell and Bluff depots.  This affects coal deliveries on the Blackwater system (Gladstone)
  • In addition, the RTBU, the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) & Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) have advised of Industrial Action by rollingstock maintainers across Callemondah (Gladstone), Jilalan (Sarina) and Pring (Bowen) Locomotive and Wagon depots commencing from 06:00 on Saturday 9/March until 07:00 on Monday 11/March.  This may affect coal deliveries on the Blackwater (Gladstone), Goonyella (HayPoint & DBCT) & Newlands system (Abbot Point) over the coming weekend.