The Port of Thevenard was reopened today after repair work was completed and will receive its first ship tomorrow.
Flinders Ports’ announced in a statement on Wednesday that the ship-loading operations at the port were due to recommence this week after the remedial works were completed and all safety concerns had been addressed.
The first ship, the CSL Reliance, will arrive alongside the jetty on Thursday, September 21, just under three months after the port was closed.
Some final minor repair works which do not affect the loading operations will be completed over the next week.
Flinders Port Holdings CEO, Vincent Tremaine said he was relieved that ship loading operations could recommence.
“Our team and project partners have worked hard on developing and implementing a solution to allow ship loading operations to restart as soon as possible,” he said.
“We appreciate the patience of our stakeholders and the community during this process, and we greatly look forward to seeing the CSL Reliance berth at the jetty and have operations resume as normal.”
Flinders Ports’ said its engineering team and project partners would continue to develop a long-term solution to maintain the health of the jetty to ensure it would continue to be a stable and safe piece of infrastructure for the community into the future.