MSB: Japanese power utility firm studying Port MacKenzie for Coal Loading

posted May 26, 2010, 8:51 PM by Tim Swezey   [ updated May 26, 2010, 8:55 PM ]

From Vern Halter

Mayor and Assemblymembers,


We have a very large ship arriving at Port MacKenzie on June 4th.  The ship’s arrival at our port is part of a feasibility study being conducted by Usibelli and JPower, a Japanese power utility firm.  The ship will be loaded (almost completely) with coal when it comes to our dock and will then take on an additional 2,000 tons of coal.  The analysis will consider berthing techniques, ship handling, conveyor handling, and other actions related to moving near Cape size vessels in and out of our facility.  If the feasibility analysis goes well, it is anticipated that Usibelli will move 7 to 9 of these ships in and out of our facility each year.  Please note, that the feasibility analysis will also look at the feasibility of the Wishbone Hill project.  As more information becomes available we’ll pass it on to you.  John

<Port MacKenzie>
 ETA          June 3, afternoon
 Berthing     June 4, 01:00 or 13:00
 ETD          June 5 afternoon or June 6 morning

   *** It takes 2 days for trial loading at Port MacKenzie.