Update 63

Devonport East berth upgrade

We are pleased to advise that works to reconfigure Devonport East Berth 3 for BIL Livestock use have commenced. This port infrastructure work is to ensure that a Devonport call can be added to the weekly schedule specifically for cattle destined to JBS at Longford.This initiative is in response to our customers requests and also contributes to improved animal welfare.

It is planned the berth will be ready for BIL’s scheduled call on 7th July.

Back on schedule

John Duigan unfortunately had to delay her crossing to Geelong this Thursday because of extreme weather across Northern Tasmania and Bass Strait.

Thanks to the hard work of the crews involved, John Duigan quickly returned to her regular schedule during the week.

Schedule review underway

Bass Island Line has commenced a review of our shipping schedule, in line with our commitment to continually improve our service.

Discussions have commenced with our key customers and stakeholders and we look forward to reviewing all feedback and making schedule adjustments accordingly.

Grassy equipment storage shelter

Installation of the new equipment storage shelter at Grassy port is progressing well. The structure is now erected and being utilised.

The new shelter will allow TasPorts to store valuable stevedoring equipment out of the weather and provide improved working conditions for staff.

Vehicle containers proving popular

The use of vehicle containers is something our customers were keen to see introduced and we are pleased to see that they are now proving to be very popular.

Our six containers are being fully utilised providing safe, secure and sheltered vehicle transport to King Island.

Bass Island Line – Update 63