Transhipment banned along the Great Barrier Reef

The state government in Queensland is readying the ban of transhipping along the Great Barrier Reef.

“The reef contributes more than A$6bn ($4.4bn) to the Australian economy and supports more than 60,000 jobs,” Queensland’s minister for environment Leeanne Enoch said. “Our transhipping policy recognises the multiple pressures the reef already faces and is a vital part of our government’s package of measures to protect it.”

The policy will not count for any transhipments of less than 100 tons.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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