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Technical Tour: Port of Melbourne by Boat

The Port of Melbourne is Australia's largest container and general cargo port, handling more than one-third of the nation’s container trade. This technical tour offers a great opportunity to explore the Port from the water and you will have the chance to see and learn about:

  • Overview of the Port ownership model (i.e. landlord port model)
  • Melbourne's unique port location
  • Victoria and Appleton docks – current tenants and potential future uses
  • Swanson dock swing basin – challenges with maneuvering larger vessels into Swanson Dock
  • Swanson Dock East and West – operations, types of cargo and the size of vessels that call, current remediation project at SDW
  • Pipelines and liquid bulk facilities
  • Under the Westgate – discussion on height limitations, vessel sizes and safety measures
  • Webb Dock – discussion on facilities, automation, Tasmanian Trades and Ro-ros, potential expansion at Webb Dock

Date: Friday, June 16, 2023
Capacity: 40 people maximum
Cost: Free


10:00 Arrive at 55 Victoria Harbour Promenade for tour with Magic Charters (refer to pin on map)
10:15 Tour departs 10:15 Sharp
12:00 Tour concludes with return to Victoria Harbour Promenade