Koopa Swing Basin Open for Business

In collaboration with the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd and Maritime Safety Queensland, Brisbane Marine Pilots have been assisting in the design, development and testing of a new swing basin that enhances the Ports capacity to service larger container vessels. The new swing basin, called the Koopa Swing Basin, is now open for business with the first vessel the Cosco Korea arriving and safely manoeuvring into the Port. At 334 meters long and 43 metres wide this one ship can carry more than 8500 containers.

The opening of the new swing basin significantly improves the productivity of the Port and reaffirms the Port of Brisbane’s status as a leading Australian Port.