Update 45

A helping hand

Bass Island Line (BIL) is proud to support St Vincent de Paul by providing free freight for their annual Tasmanian delivery.

Throughout the year, the St Vincent de Paul Society accepts donations of clothing, furniture and household goods at their local ‘Vinnies’ shops.

This year, BIL has provided free freight for a 20-foot container that has assisted St Vincent de Paul to deliver donations from the island to Devonport last weekend.

“St Vincent De Paul does a fantastic job supporting our communities,” said BIL Business Manager, Tom McBroom.

“We are more than happy to support such a good cause by providing freight free of charge.”

Cancelled voyages

Due to reduced cattle shipping demand during the past week, BIL advised the cancellation of two scheduled Livestock voyages.

The voyages were originally scheduled to travel between Stanley and Grassy on Wednesday 14 February.


Additional Sailings

BIL will be scheduling two additional general sailings this week to accommodate an increase in fertiliser bookings.

The additional sailings will be on Thursday 22 February and Friday 23 February.

A full schedule of both departure and arrival times is available to view on the BIL website.


Freight to date

Since commencing operation on 7 April, 2017 BIL has moved 54,986 tonnes of freight into and off King Island. This equates to over 238 sailings in total.

The month of February also marks the start of the Autumn season for fertiliser TEUs.

Strong bookings from fertiliser shippers this week is a futher indication that this new season has well and truely commenced.


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The schedule

 The next three sailings are as follows:

  • Saturday 17 February: General sailing – Depart Devonport30pm
  • Sunday 18 February: General sailing – Depart Grassy 1:30pm
  • Monday 19 January: Live Stock – Depart Stanley 11:00pm


Update 45 full PDF available here.