PoMC crosses the Bass Strait

Port of Melbourne Corporation opens trade office in Tasmania to manage containerised freight interest out of the Apple Isle

The Port of Melbourne Corporation (PoMC) has opened a permanent trade office in Tasmania to manage the ports containerised freight interest out of the Apple Isle.

With 25 percent of all PoMC containerised freight originating out of Tasmania, it opened the office following a forecast the percentage is set to grow.

PoMC Chief Executive Stephen Bradford says Tasmania is a "key trade market" for the corporation.

"It makes business sense to get a better understanding of our customers’ needs and forge relationships which can benefit Tasmania’s exporters and cargo owners," he says.

Employed to manage the new office is Gary McCarthy as Tasmanian Trade Facilitation Manager.

McCarthy has a background in supply chain logistics and business management.

The port also welcomed the world’s largest environmentally friendly car carrier, the MV Aniara, this morning.

The vessel delivers a 20 percent reduction in emissions and uses biodegradable fuel in its hydraulic systems.

The Swedish flagged Willenius Wilhemsen vessel measures over 230 metres and has the capacity to carry 8000 cars.

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