Update 37

Continuing to deliver

Bass Island Line (BIL) listens and responds to our customer’s needs.

In response to customer demand, the Investigator II has provided 2 consecutive livestock sailings during the past several weeks. To date the service has moved over 10,000 head of cattle from the island to Tasmanian mainland.

Since service commenced a total of 188 sailings have seen nearly 43,000 tonnes of cargo cross the Bass Strait. This week BIL proudly reached 100 general sailings between Devonport and King Island.

On top of this success, a fully booked general sailing is travelling to the island on Sunday.

Our general cargo sailings have moved fuel, groceries, stockfeed, household goods, construction and agricultural equipment and motor vehicles from the Tasmanian mainland.

The dynamic King Island service has also seen the Tas Water pipeline project cargo and residential house units complete the Bass Island journey for the King Island community. A successful Spring season saw the Investigator II move over 75 TEUs of fertiliser.

This week’s outbound cargo includes the sponsored King Island Boat Club (KIBC) container and boat trailer ready for the Stonehaven Cup in early January 2018.

BIL expects these encouraging successes to continue into the New Year and only increase with the anticipated arrival of the new vessel early next year.


Christmas schedule

The Christmas & New Year’s schedule has been bought forward by 24 hours for the following sailings V195N, V196S, V199N & V200S.

There is only a couple of weeks before Christmas. The Bass Island Line Christmas Schedule can be found on the BIL website, along with our current schedule. Please ensure you check our operating hours over the festive period.

Visit bassislandline.com.au and click on the ‘Schedule’ button.


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