Toll dives into shipping on the Bass Strait

Toll Holdings partners ANL Container Line to create new shipping service across the Bass Strait

Toll Holdings has partnered ANL Container Line to create a new shipping service across the Bass Strait to increase Toll’s stake in Tasmanian operations.

Known as Toll ANL Bass Strait Shipping, the joint venture between the companies will begin on August 12.

ANL will withdraw the ANL Bass Trader from service between Melbourne and Bell Bay, with Toll owning 85 percent of the new company.

Toll Managing Director Paul Little says the new venture will be a boost for industry in Tasmania and provide a more effective service for shipping customers.

"The increased volume of goods transported between Melbourne and Burnie will improve the efficiency of the freight logistics task across the north of Tasmania and allow for an anticipated increase in volumes travelling on the Tasmanian rail network," he says.

"Importantly, we also expect Tasmanian exporters to benefit from the joint venture’s offer of daily links to the overseas shipping lines in Melbourne including seamless connection to ANL’s shipping network."

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