THE PORT of Brisbane is moving towards normal operations after two weeks of flood response and recovery initiatives.

Major floods in late February and early March caused havoc throughout the region and interrupted shipping at the port.

An update from the port said its operational status is a credit to all stakeholders that have assisted Maritime Safety Queensland and Port of Brisbane, as well as the entire port community.

“There continues to be separate operational limits around Fisherman Islands and upstream of Pelican Banks,” the port said.

“At Fisherman Islands, some draft limitations remain however as conditions continue to improve we are approaching normal capacity.”

Twenty-four-seven operations began last week and containerships of up to 350 metres are now permitted to come to the port, and normal scheduling procedures are in use.

However, there are still some operational limits in place in the Brisbane River upstream of Pelican Banks due to debris and sediment build-up in the Hamilton Reach and Swing Basin.

Port of Brisbane said currently only daylight operations are permitted there for vessels with a maximum LOA of 185 metres.