20 - 21 March, 2018 | Pullman Brisbane King George Square, Brisbane, QLD

Pre conference Workshops and Site Visit: Monday, 19 March 2018



8:30 am - 11:00 am Development of Asset Management Programs to Extend the Life and Durability of Existing Wharf Structures

Maintenance of assets is a major challenge in maritime industry, with effective asset management resulting in durability of assets as well as financial efficiency. Port Authorities have been developing asset management programs to ensure the protection of existing infrastructure and expansions across the ports.

This workshop will explore the following areas:

  • Discussing the systematic process of implementing, coordinating and managing the Asset Management Programs
  • Understanding the technical approach behind the development of asset management plans
  • Exploring the strategic approach for effective coordination with stakeholders
  • Maintaining asset inspection processes and coordinating them across the port
  • Preparing internal business cases to support the development of new assets
  • Discussing the long term results of investing in asset management programs


11:00 am - 2:00 pm Developing Strategies to Forecast Future Shipping Trends for Effective Planning and Determining the Size of Port Expansion

Katrina Dodd - Global Practice Lead Ports and Marines Ausenco
This workshop will focus on the best practice strategies to proactively plan ahead.

  • Making informed decisions before investing to optimize resources
  • Deploying various solutions to analyze traffic flow at port, minimize congestion and realize operational efficiencies
  • Discussing the challenges of seeking state’s approval and complying with EIS
  • Optimizing the use of existing structures for cost efficiencies
  • Exploring innovative technologies to break through competition

Katrina Dodd

Global Practice Lead Ports and Marines


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Port of Brisbane is one of Australia’s fastest growing container ports and handles approximately $50 billion worth of international cargo each year - equivalent to approximately 37 million tons. Its Queensland’s largest multi-cargo port and the closest major container port to the country’s largest export market in the Asia Pacific Rim. More than 30 shipping lines currently service the Port of Brisbane from around the world and during 2014/2015, the port recorded over 2,500 commercial ship visits. It was recently awarded the coveted title of 2017 Australian Port of the Year.

Guests will receive a presentation on the Port’s major projects, including the mega cruise ship terminal and the Port Drive Upgrade, followed by a port tour conducted by Port of Brisbane staff.

The guide will narrate the port operations during the tour, and you can get your questions answered.