Toll gets into shipbuilding with Chevron


Multimodal giant strengthens its maritime hand with container-carrying landing craft

Toll gets into shipbuilding with Chevron
Toll is building new vessels

Toll has signed a Chevron Australia deal worth $100 million over five years which will see three new vessels and 50 new jobs created.

The transport and logistics provider to the resources sector has been awarded the contract for the supply of marine logistics services which includes work for Chevron’s Western Australia operations and the company’s LNG asset on Barrow Island.

Toll managing director Brian Kruger says the company is currently constructing three state-of-the-art landing craft tank (LCT) vessels which it designed to support Chevron’s supply chain.

The vessels will be some of the safest and most efficient of its type in the industry, he adds.

"Our innovative design includes two underdeck passages that reduce the amount of interaction between the crew and the cargo, making the vessel safer to load, sail and unload," Kruger says.

"These vessels also have larger capacity due to their three-container stacking capabilities, and our innovative double-hulled design with automated gauges makes for safer, more environmentally-friendly vessels."

His company is already designing tonnage replacement for its Bass Strait operations.

In addition to the LCT contract, Toll has also been awarded a short-term contract for the provision of a vessel to provide additional support for the carriage of fuel to Barrow Island, which will start operating within the next month.

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