PBS access improved at Port of Brisbane

Shipping containers

The first Port Declared Freight Precinct in Queensland has been declared at the Port of Brisbane, improving access for approved Performance-Based Standards (PBS) Level 2 combinations. 

The joint initiative by the NHVR, TMR, Brisbane City Council and the Port of Brisbane will deliver greater efficiencies relating to the importing and exporting of heavier and larger containers that are over current mass and dimension restrictions. 

The area will be known as the Greater Port of Brisbane Freight Precinct which includes the area covering Lytton, Hemmant and Murarrie areas east of the Gateway Motorway.

This initiative will enable increased mass limits for PBS approved Level 2 combinations at masses greater than the current maximum 85 tonne limit, supporting flexibility and diversity in the movement of larger loads. 

Access will be considered under individual permit on a case by case basis with consideration of a structural assessment and individual combination performance.

The maximum length permitted will be 30m as per the Performance-Based Standards — Network Classification Guidelines for Level 2B. The fitment of IAP and OBM will be required under this initiative.

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