ARRIVAL DELAYED: Special visitor will sail in Tuesday
UPDATE 11.30AM: THE arrival of the mammoth vessel, the Hoegh Trapper, has once again been delayed until this afternoon.
A North Queensland Bulk Ports spokeswoman said the cargo ship is expected to pass the Southern Breakwater in Mackay Harbour at 2.40pm on Tuesday July 9.
"But it is all dependant on the tides," she said.
UPDATE: The Hoegh Trapper will now arrive in Mackay on Tuesday morning.
It's unclear why its arrival has been delayed.
EARLIER: A MAMMOTH vessel - with a deck area the size of 100 football fields - will make a stop at the Port of Mackay today in a spectacle not to be missed.
Vehicle carrier the Hoegh Trapper is capable of holding up to 8500 cars, which if you were to put them in a row, would give the same distance of a marathon.
The vessel sparked a frenzy on its last visit to the Mackay port, with hundreds of people lining the Southern Breakwater to watch it cruise in.
The Hoegh Trapper will deliver new mining machinery for the Bowen Basin, before departing the Port of Mackay with a parcel of used machinery destined for Asia.
Roll-on roll-off vessels cater for a wide variety of heavy cargo from drilling rigs, to dump trucks, mining excavators and mobile crushing and screening equipment.
Today's visit will mark the eighth RORO vessel to visit the Port of Mackay, continuing to cement its reputation as a multi-cargo gateway to Central Queensland.
The Hoegh Trapper will pass the Southern Breakwater about 7.30am.