PORT of Brisbane has begun what it calls a “visioning project” to envisage what the port could look like in 40 years.

The project, called PortBris 2060 is to articulate a long-term vision for the port. The biggest research and consultation program the port has ever undertaken will underpin the project.

PBPL CEO Neil Stephens said PortBris 2060 is a unique opportunity for port stakeholders to help create a blueprint for the future.

“The PortBris 2060 project seeks to (re)imagine what a new type of port could look like and how it should work to tackle the supply chain challenges of global significance and provide a global model for maritime sector innovation and growth,” Mr Stephens said.

“As a port community, we’re already working together to support the long-term, sustainable development of the Port for Queensland.”

Mr Stephens said PortBris 2060 is an opportunity to take that even further by engaging with subject matter experts to really explore, unpack and contemplate the shifts, challenges and opportunities ahead.

“While none of us have a crystal ball, it’s our hope the PortBris 2060 project will ultimately deliver a blueprint for the future and help guide investment by PBPL and our stakeholders,” he said.

The project has commenced with a significant phase of research to develop a range of scenarios that will be consulted on.

Strategy consultant firm Business Models is leading the project, supported by a consortium of subject-matter experts.

Port of Brisbane said the project would engage with a wide range of port stakeholders, including customers, supply-chain partners, government, community and environmental stakeholders.