Queensland Bulk Handling (QBH) is Brisbane’s leading bulk handling facility. Commissioned in 1983, the facility has gained an international reputation as one of the nation’s most reliable, efficient and quality assured bulk handling export terminals.


All vessel operations gain the advantage of rapid turnaround times due to state-of-the-art loading systems and port management that offers 24/7 readiness. The team prioritises high quality processes, excellent customer service and delivers maximum value for customers.


The system’s design emphasises productivity and ensures rapid turnaround. Through strong relationships with rail providers and integration with Queensland’s rail network, bulk shipments can be processed with superior turnaround times. A priority berthing system ensures fair and transparent sequencing of vessels.

QBH provides a consistently high standard of export service to customers. Independent on-site testing and sampling facilities ensures a consistently high standard of product. This standard is maintained beyond the product handling system to include strong environmental management systems.

Key features of the Queensland Bulk Handling Port Facility:
Basic Length: 317 Meters
Beam: 43 Meters (maximum)
Berth Length: 240 Meters
Trimmer throw (Jetslinger Trimmer Belt): 24.5-43 Meters
Shiploaded longitudinal travel: 195 Meters
Draft: 14 Meters (LAT minus 300 mm UKC)
Air Draft: 17.0 meters at zero tide (maximum)
Shiploader rate: 3,000 tones per hour (tph - nominal loading rate depending on product characteristics)
Wharf: 240 meters - dolphins 310 meters
Maximum vessel size: 140,000 dwt

QBH operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week (excluding Christmas Day). The ship loader and wharf support fast turnaround for vessels up to small capesize. Capesize vessels require approval from the terminal and Harbour Master prior to berthing.

QBH’s ship loading system has the capacity to load more than 48,000 tonnes per day (depending on product characteristics) with a total processing capacity of 10 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa). The system draws on the efficiency of rectangular stockpiles, using a conveyor system with an overhead discharge gantry, underground reclaim and bulldozers for stockpile management. Self-cleaning magnets and metal detectors are fitted to the terminal’s conveyor systems to ensure that metallic contamination is kept to an absolute minimum.

The facility offers superior flexibility through its eight discrete stockpiles with a total storage capacity of 909,000 tonnes. The team can assemble several cargoes simultaneously.

QBH has the ability to store multiple product types that can be segregated to avoid cross-contamination.

Current Operations
Agricultural Operations
New Acland Project
Bengalla Project
Bridgeport Project