Update 2

An update on the operations of BIL

Bass Island Line (BIL) continues to deliver on the six point Action Plan for the shipping needs on King Island. This will ensure we meet King Island’s fertiliser and other freight needs.

Here is an update on recent and upcoming cargo movements to King Island:

  • As of the 15 May, BIL has delivered over 240 containers to King Island, including 80 fertiliser containers since it started operating on 7 April 2017.
  • Last week BIL delivered 56 containers to King Island, including 27 fertiliser containers. BIL has bookings for 25 containers, including 24 fertiliser as of today (15 May).
  • The sailing that arrived in Grassy yesterday (Sunday 14 May) contained one wheeled ‘grader’ machine, eight trailers (seven empty and one with four bulls), one horst float and one horse.
  • The sailing leaving Devonport for Grassy this evening (Monday 15 May) carried 26 containers, which included nine fertiliser containers. There was also one tractor and one car.
  • The next sailing to King Island is scheduled to depart Devonport on Wednesday (17 May).

BIL encourages customers to contact our dedicated team to make bookings early by calling

1300 038 228.

TasPorts today clarified the issue of the load limit at Stanley port with the freight forwarder. TasPorts also met with Eastern Line to discuss use of the roll-on-roll-off cargo ramp (RORO ramp) at Stanley for the movement of freight containers.

Tasports will take a staged approach to transitioning from the existing Investigator II.

Further details will be released in due course.

Update 2 PDF available here