Update 69

Early cattle sailing

Bass Island Line (BIL), in consultation with a livestock cartage contractor, made the decision this week to depart for an early sailing to take advantage of more favorable conditions.

The sailing was initially scheduled for Sunday from Grassy to Devonport however the decision was made to depart on Saturday instead because the conditions were better from an animal welfare perspective.

Bass Strait conditions can be challenging and animal welfare is paramount with cattle crossings.

Changes to weighbridge invoicing

Installation of a new system for the King Island weighbridge is now complete.

Invoices will be emailed to customers from TasPorts at the beginning of each month for the previous month’s weighs.

Daily reports can be emailed if required advising of the previous day’s weigh details. If you require daily reports please contact Philippa Coetzee in the TasPorts Hobart office on 6222 6024 or philippa.coetzee@tasports.com.au

Meeting with beef producers

BIL looks forward to being briefed on the outcomes from next week’s meeting between King Island Beef Producers Group and TasPorts Operations and Environmental representatives.

The meeting will discuss environmental best practice and waste management when transporting cattle to and from the ports.

Regular meetings such as this between stakeholders help to continually improve services for local business and the King Island community.

Minor delays

John Duigan experienced minor delays this week due to sustained poor weather.

John Duigan is now scheduled to arrive into Grassy tomorrow morning.

BIL Update 69 full PDF available here.