Port of Brisbane Sustainability Report

Port of Brisbane – Queensland’s largest multi-cargo port and the third largest in Australia – has released its annual Sustainability Report, demonstrating its progress and achievements.


Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) – Queensland’s largest multi-cargo port and the third largest in Australia – has released its Sustainability Report 2018/19, outlining its sustainability progress and achievements for the year.

A Port Manager spokesperson said that PBPL was taking a lead role in building a more resilient and sustainable port for customers and stakeholders, and supports a thriving and growing community. The Port is located in an area of high environmental value and is the import/export gateway for Queensland and northern New South Wales. It is home to over 73 businesses, which in turn provide thousands of jobs.

Key commitments and progress for 2018/19 include:

  • Zero Lost Time Injuries (LTIs)
  • 24% emissions reduction commitment by 2024/25 (on FY18 levels)
  • 50% of all PBPL-generated waste is recycled, an increase of 9% (on FY18 levels)
  • 77% of all PBPL spend on goods and services is with local suppliers (south-east Queensland)
  • Introduction of a Diversity and Inclusion Council
  • Approximately $500 million forecast for port infrastructure works over the next five years
  • Channel capacity and wharf infrastructure improvements have increased vessel LOA by 13.6% to 350 metres and vessel beam by 11.1% to 50 metres
  • 28 community groups and not-for-profit groups received over $255,000 in funding.

PBPL’s sustainability efforts were recently acknowledged with a 4-star rating in the globally recognised GRESB survey. Its strategy aligns to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and reports against the internationally recognised GRI Framework.

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