John Duigan


Bass Island Line (BIL) offers a safe and dedicated shipping service for the King Island community with its impressive vessel, John Duigan.

John Duigan operates a service that runs between Victoria, mainland Tasmania and King Island.

John Duigan has been tailored specifically to King Island’s freight needs. That includes deck fittings to handle King Island’s diverse freight of containers, livestock and project cargo, as well as increased refrigerated capacity to meet customer demand.

John Duigan is an 80 metre vessel with a draft of 3.68 meters and a deck area of 747m2.

The mainland Tasmanian port for the service with John Duigan is currently Devonport.

John Duigan officially came into service on Friday 4 May 2018.

BIL encourages customers to make bookings by calling 1300 038 228.