This section is to show the ports and ship yards the have a connection to Tasmanian ferries.
Station pier in Melbourne, Victoria over the years.
The ferries sailing to Tasmania moved to Station pier, Melbourne in 1985 with the “New” Abel Tasman. It was thought to be a good location for promotion with the ship visible from the beach. In 1993 with the arrival of the much lager Spirit of Tasmania the need for a freight storage yard arose, so they resumed some of the beach and sea.
In 2002 the current two ships arrived, and the need for fast turn arouse was needed. The vessels already had double deck loading so a sky bridge was built to utilize this feature.
In the next few years TT-line should take delivery of the two FSG ferries which are meant to have 3 decks of loading and a 9m wide bow ramp which will require another sky bridge and wider link span. Will TT-Line continue to dock here? or will additional capacity out grow this area?…