Sunday 18th Nov, 2018

Mackay welcomes new visitor

Image: Jim Wilson and Hema Maps
Image: Jim Wilson and Hema Maps

NORTH Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation has welcomed the arrival of cargo vessel CMB Rubens (IMO 9832640) to the Port of Mackay for the first time.


In a statement published online, NQBP said its marine pilot Philip Palmer guided the ship into port, presenting its captain and crew with a commemorative plaque to mark the ship’s maiden voyage.

Arriving earlier this month, the vessel carried a cargo of raw sugar.

Built in Japan and commissioned in June, the 199-metre ship was built for global shipping company E.K Line S.A, Panama. It is flagged in the Marshall Islands.

Mackay is an important multi-commodity port for Queensland in terms of cargo throughput.

According to NQBP, primary commodities traded include fuel, grain and sugar products.

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