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

NQBP marine pilot Philip Palmer guided the captain and crew into the port, presenting them with a commemorative plaque to mark the ship’s maiden voyage.

Arriving on Saturday 4 August, the vessel carried cargo of raw sugar.

Constructed in Japan and commissioned in June this year, the 199 metre-long ship was built for global shipping company E.K Line S.A, Panama.

The Port of Mackay is one of the largest multi-commodity ports in Queensland in terms of cargo throughput. The primary commodities traded include fuel, grain and sugar products.

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North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation contact:
Emilie Pershouse | Regional Stakeholder Engagement Advisor
07 4969 0773 | epershouse@nqbp.com.au