Bulk Tanker Day kicks off next month

The National Bulk Tanker Association (NBTA) will be holding its annual Bulk Tanker Day in the Auditorium at the Brisbane Showgrounds on Tuesday 11 May.

“It’s time to celebrate being able to get together again,” said NBTA Executive Director, Rob Perkins.

“Whilst some are naturally hesitant in going out, there is only so much a Zoom meeting can teach you.

“We are social creatures and Bulk Tanker Day was created to share lessons and improve outcomes in the Bulk Tanker space. We are committed to this outcome, and invite you to support us in playing a part in making our industry a safer and more productive environment in which to work.”

The Bulk Tanker Day will commence at 8am with a breakfast and exhibitor sessions, followed by a speaking program commencing at 10am. There will be panel sessions on:

  • Operational performance
  • Fires, tyres and wheel ends
  • Safety performance
  • Lunch and forecourt demonstrations
  • People and wellbeing
  • Regulations
  • Technology into practice

The formalities will wrap up around 4.30pm, at which time delegates will head off to the Breakfast Creek Hotel for a counter tea and the swapping of stories.

The following day will entail a half-day field trip to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) world-class training academy at Whyte Island in the Port of Brisbane. This will include discussion about industry training initiatives pertaining to the containment and mitigation of tanker fires.

“The NBTA is grateful for the support of the many organisations who contribute their expertise and financial support to this event,” said Perkins – adding that the event is co-hosted by the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) and is part of the Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week.

The event is listed on the Schedule of Approved Business Events on Austrade’s website.

Tickets are available here.