Spirit I sails to Geelong for test at Corio Quay

Spirit of Tasmania I departed Station pier this morning (Sunday 20/9/20) and headed west for Geelong. at approx 12:30pm she tied up alongside her future berth.

Spirit of Tasmania I berthed at Corio Quay Geelong for the first time
Photo: David Stubbs

TT-Line announced in April this year that they would no longer be docking at Station Pier for 2022 and instead would move to Geelong. This is maily due to what has been described as price gouging from Vic Ports. Geelong port was privatized back in 1996. Its owned by SAS Trustee Corporation (STC) and Brookfield’s LINX Cargo Care Group, with 50% ownership by each party at a unit trust and operator level.

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Spirit I Alongside at Corio Quay
Photo: Robert Gage
Drawing of the new terminal.

Geelong port will construct the new terminal over the next two years.
It must also be noted that with the new builds cancelled, its going to be hard to design the link spans, when no one knows what ship will be docking here once the currant Spirit are gone.

Route taken to Geelong