Landside operations resume at Port Botany

Oil spill led to trucks being diverted back to base or left waiting in the marshalling area

By Anna Game-Lopata | June 11, 2013

Landside operations have resumed at Patrick’s Port Botany terminal in New South Wales after an oil spill today.

Port Botany’s new lease-holder NSW Ports says the spill occurred about 1am, completely shutting down landside operations.

Trucks had to be diverted back to base or were given the option to wait in the marshalling area without the fear of being fined. Truck slots reopened around 2pm.

NSW Ports spokesperson Adam Long says it is likely a straddle carrier or crane on the site was responsible for the spill but could not confirm how much oil might have contaminated the site.

Waterside operations were unaffected. No oil was spilled into the water.

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