Update 48

Ports to be announced next week

Bass Island Island (BIL) are pleased to confirm the ports of calls for the John Duigan will be announced early next week.

The announcement follows ongoing negotiations between BIL and their key stakeholder which are now nearing completion.

These negotiations included a range of important matters with the ports under consideration including ramps, availability, berth and wharf capacity and the ability to support livestock freight.

In the past week, BIL has also met with key fertiliser customers to update them on the progress of the new vessel.

Next week’s announcement aims to give customers ample time to plan for the fertiliser season.

Meeting with Incitec Pivot

The BIL team met with one of BIL’s major shippers, Incitec Pivot during their visit to Quoiba in northern Tasmania this week.

Incitec Pivot is a key manufacturer and supplier of Australia’s fertiliser needs for the agricultural industry.

BIL team (from left) Tom McBroom, Prudence Cunningham and Steve Clark, alongside Nick Saunders and Harvey House from Incitec Pivot.

The BIL team are working closely with their fertiliser customers including Incitec Pivot to meet their needs in order to provide the island with sufficient fertiliser during the peak fertiliser seasons.

“This is a busy time of the year for BIL, as the Autumn fertiliser season is now well and truly upon us,” said Commercial Manager, Prudence Cunningham.

“To meet with one of BIL’s major customers is an excellent opportunity to discuss ideas and make further plans for the future with everyone involved.”

Incitec Pivot have a large presence on Mainland Tasmania and King Island.

Public Holiday

Due to Monday 12 March being public holiday for Labour Day, the ports will be closed to receivables and deliverables (R&D) on this day.

The schedule

 The next three sailings are as follows:

  • Friday 9 March: General sailing – Depart Devonport 1.30pm
  • Saturday 10 March: General sailing – Depart Grassy 1:30pm
  • Monday 12 March: General sailing – Depart Devonport 1:30pm

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