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November 2009            


Singapore Navy calls to Townsville
The Singapore navy vessel RSS Endurance recently called to Townsville and we were pleased to of worked together with the local husbanding agent in supporting the port call. We supplied victuals and cabin stores to the vessels officers and crew during her two calls to Townsville.



November 2009            

Work Boat in Demand at Hay Point Anchorage
Our supply boat Malkarra has been working overtime at the Hay Point anchorage recently delivering provisons, lubricants, deck and engine stores to our clients vessels at anchor along with undertaking crew changes and delivery of spares on behalf of the owners local agents.
Currently vessels at the anchorage are waiting up to three weeks before loading coal at the Hay Point or Dalrymple Bay coal terminals.



November 2009            

Australian Antarctic Division awards contract to Purdon & Featherstone
We are pleased to announce that our sister contract food supply company Purdon & Featherstone has been awarded a 3 year contract to supply foodstuffs, household and cleaning supplies to Australia's Antarctic Stations of Mawson, Davis, Casey and Macquarie Island and associated field programs. The new contract follows our previous contracts with the AAD that have been held for the past 7 years.



November 2009            

JODIES Resolution calls to Townsville
The JODIES Resolution the research vessel for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) which is an international research organization that conducts seagoing expeditions to study the history of the Earth recorded in sediments and rocks beneath the ocean floor, has recently called to Townsville and we are pleased to of been supporting the vessel with supply of provisions and cabin stores,



May 2008            

USS Tarawa Calls to Hobart
The first US warship for over 4 years called to Hobart on May 10th for a rest and receration visit . The amphibious ship USS Tarawa with just over 3000 crew spend 4 days in Hobart taking in the sights and resupplying before heading home to San Deigo. We are pleased to be able to assist the vessels husbanding agents with the supply of provisions and technical stores for the port call.



September 2007            

Australian Shipping Supplies Adds Supply / Crew Boat to Fleet
Australian Shipping Supplies are pleased to announce the introduction of their new supply / crew boat MV Malkarra to their Mackay branch. Malkarra a 15 metre, 20 knot Aluminium work boat in USL 2C and 3B survey for up to 12 passengers with a clear 8m x 4.8m aft deck and payload capacity of approximately 10 tonnes will be used for delivering provisions, bond and technical stores to vessels at the Hay Point / Dalrymple Bay anchorages. Malkarra will be available for charter to vessel owners and agents for crew changes, delivery of lubricants, owners spares and general use.



May 07            

Queensland Warehouses Expand
We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new staff to their North Queensland offices at Townsville and Mackay to help with the large increase in business over the past few months. The North Queensland warehouses servicing the ports of Haypoint, Dalrymple Bay, Mackay, Abbot Point, Townsville and Cairns have the most modern provision handling equipment of any Australian shipchandler allowing for delivery of stores to vessels in prime condition.



January 2007            

Crane Truck
Australian Shipping Supplies are pleased to announce the arrival of their new crane truck, the 21 tonne Isuzu complete with a 18m reach Palfinger crane will allow for deliveries to berths where vessels are unable to use their own provision cranes. In conjunction with insulated containers and certificed lifting cages stores can be delivered in prime condition and in accordance with all OH&S procedures, with no impact on the loading operations of our clients vessels whilst at the berth.



December 2006            

New Refrigerated Truck for North Queensland Branch
Australian Shipping Supplies continues to set the highest standards in the North Queensland ship supply industry with the introduction of a new 21 tonne refrigerated truck for deliveries. The Isuzu FVM1400 complete with 2 tonne tailgate lifter will allow for delivery of stores to all North Queensland ports in prime condition with interior zones for the storage of frozen, chiller and dry stores at the required temperatures. Australian Shipping Supplies are the only provedores serving the ports of North Queensland using refrigerated trucks.



November 2006            

Australian Shipping Supplies opens new Queensland warehouses
We are pleased to announce the opening of our new North Queensland office in Townsville, the new office is managed by well known industry identity Tony Saldana, The new bonded central office will look after the ports of Cairns, Lucinda, Townsville, Abbot Point, Mackay, Dalyrymple Bay and Hay Point with local warehouses in Cairns and Mackay. Deliveries will be made in the latest refrigerated and crane trucks and vans ensuring produce arrives to the vessel in prime condition. We welcome owners and managers requests for all provisions, bond and technical requirements.



October 2006            

Antarctic Season Hots Up
The 2006 Antarctic season got underway this week with the first voyage of the RSV Aurora Australis to the Australian statio, Macquarie Island, Casey, Mawson and Davis. Voyage one is the main resupply voyage for Mawson and Davis Stations, with Mawson being supplied by fly off for the first time. The French program starts with their call zero voyage in the third week of October.



October 2006            

New refrigerated vehicles for Melbourne office
Due to continued growth in our Melbourne office we are pleased to of added a new refregerated van to our fleet.
We are the only ship suppliers in Melbourne to use refrigerated transport for all provision deliveries at ports we service.
The new vehicle with increased payload will ensure that our customers continue to receive their stores in prime condition.



October 2006            

2006 Cruise Season Begins
The 2006-07 cruise ship season started this weekend with the arrival of The World. The World is a unique ship with all the apartments onboard being privately owned. We are pleased to of been of assistance with the supply of provisions and technical stores to the vessel whislt in Hobart for her 4 day port stay.



September 2006            

Australian Shipping Supplies in the Fiji Islands
Australian Shipping Supplies was pleased to of supplied the MS National Geographic Endeavour in Lautoka, Fiji Islands, with a containerised shipment of of dry, frozen and bonded stores from Australia. The MS National Geographic Endeavour a joint venture between the vessel owners Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society carrys 100 passengers and 70 crew on expeditions from the Antarctic to the Arctic and has spent the past 4 months in the South Pacific exploring some of the most remote Pacific Islands. The vessel is a fully equiped expedition ship with Zodiacs, ROV's, glass bottom boats and a full dive shop and carrys guest lecturers from the worlds leading conservation and geographic institutes.



July 2006            


ISSA Quality Certificate
Australian Shipping Supplies parent company, Tasmanian Shipping Supplies are pleased to have been one of the worlds first shipchandlers to achieve the International Ship Suppliers Association quality certificate. The quality standard achieved demonstrated international acceptance of our daily work practices within the ship supply industry.

The ISSA Quality Certificate is in addition to our externally audited ISO 9001:2000 and HACCP Food safety certification that was achieved earlier this year.



July 2006            

The meetings of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and of the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes (COMNAP), is being be held in Hobart, between July 9 th and July 14 th 2006. The biennial SCAR/COMNAP meetings, are the major international meetings of the Antarctic scientific research and logistic support communities. We are pleased to be supporting the Tasmanian Polar Network's exhibition at this event , and meeting with our Antarctic clients from around the globe in our home state.



June 2006            

Melbourne office stores Mexican Navy Training Ship
Our Melbourne office was proud to of supplied the Mexican Navy Sailing Ship Cuauhtémoc during her call to Melbourne. This visit was part of the vessel’s world Circumnavigation 2006.

The 2006 cruise includes visits to fifteen ports in eleven countries. over a period of 292 days, in which 74 midshipmen will complete their navigation course to become officers of the Mexican Navy.

The Sailing Ship Cuauhtemocwas built in Spain in 1982.. It has trained twenty-four generations of officers from the Mexican Naval Academy.



May 2006            

Posidonia 2006
Australian Shipping Supplies are pleased to announce that they are exhibiting at the Posidonia 2006 Maritime Exhibition in Athens Greece in early June 2006. Edward Fader will be attending our stand 344 and is available prior to the show on ph +61 418 133783 or email [email protected]



February 2006            

TSS Supports Mawsons Hut Foundation
Tasmanian Shipping Supplies are pleased to of offered support to the recent expedition to Mawsons Hut by the Mawsons Hut Foundation.

Mawson's Huts are a collection of buildings located at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, in the far eastern sector of the Australian Antarctic Territory. The buildings were built and occupied by the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14, led by geologist and explorer Sir Douglas Mawson.

Mawson's Huts are of national and international heritage significance. They are rare in a world context as one of just six complexes surviving from the 'Heroic Era' of Antarctic exploration: a period of great human adventure, exploration, research and discovery on the last continent to be explored.

Tasmanian Shipping Supplies provided provisions and drinks for the latest group of expeditioners who attended to site to continue with the restoration started some years ago.

photo Ted Bugg extra text AAD



November 2005            

Record Cruise Season for Melbourne & Hobart
The 2005-06 cruise vessel season is gearing up to be the best in years with over 30 port calls planned for Melbourne and Hobart including a number of vessels not seen on our shores before. Australian Shipping Supplies and sister company Tasmanian Shipping Supplies are pleased to be able to continue supporting the vessels this year with supplies of bonded stores, provisions, and technical stores. With warehouses in Hobart, Melbourne and Burnie we are in a prime position to look after all requirements in South Eastern Australian ports.



April 2005            


AAD Renews Purdon & Featherstrone Standing Offer
Purdon & Featherstone a division of Tasmanian Shipping Supplies are pleased to announce that they have had their contract to supply the Australian Antarctic stations with food stuffs and cleaning products renewed. The tender was awarded to Purdon and Featherstone after an RFQ was opened by the AAD for station supplies for the next three seasons.



December 2004            

Sapphire Princess calls to Melbourne & Hobart
Princess Cruises megaliner MV Sapphire Princess has begun its Australian / New Zealand season with calls to Melbourne and Hobart this week. Australian Shipping Supplies a division of Tasmanian SHipping Supplies has been pleased to look after technical and port provision requirements for the vessels first calls. The Sapphire Princess will be sailing with 2700 passengers on a series of 14 day cruises between Sydney & Auckland via Hobart and Melbourne.



December 2004            

2004 Cruise Season Starts
The 2004 South East Australian cruise ship season has started with the visit of the 700 passenger MV Pacific Princess to Hobart today. The Pacific Princess is cruising in Tasmanian waters, visiting Devonport, Coles Bay, Hobart and Port Aurthur before returning to Sydney later in the week. Australian Shipping Supplies, a division of Tasmanian Shipping Supplies, are pleased to be supplying any port requirements for their Tasmanian port calls.



March 2004            

Australian Shipping Supplies Expands Victorian Branch
Australian Shipping Supplies are pleased to announce the appointment of two new employees to our Victorian branch, Fernando Casado has joined us as a ships representative and Greg Terlato as our technical stores purchasing officer. Both Fernando and Greg have had many years experience in the Australian Ship Supply market and will be excellent additions to our team.



January 2004            

Australian Shipping Supplies Opens Warehouse in Victoria
Australian Shipping Supplies, a division of established Tasmanian shipchandler and provedore, Tasmanian Shipping Supplies has opened an new office in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to cater for their existing and new clients. The office opening today has been brought forward from the planned opening of January 2004 due to PFD Food Services decision today to exit its Legend Nautilus Australia ship supply division and the availability of some of Australia's most experienced ship supply representatives.

The Victorian office, based in Ascot Vale, will be managed by long time ship supply industy representative Barry Hunter, assisted by Tony Aldrich, Marcus Moloney and Yolanda Bactrol as sales representatives.

The move to open a new office will allow Australian Shipping Supplies to offer a superior service and range of provisions, bond, cabin and technical stores to general trading, cruise and offshore clients with vessels operating on Bass Strait, and calling to Victorian ports.