Toll Shipping

Toll Shipping is a division of Toll Holdings. It operates ferries in both New Zealand and Australia.

Bass Strait

On 1 November 2002, Toll Holdings purchased Brambles Shipping business, to form Toll Shipping.

The company has dedicated roll-on roll-off cargo terminals at Melbourne's Webb Dock and at McGaw Wharf in Burnie. An on-wharf rail siding in Burnie (Toll subsidiary Pacific National bought TasRail in 2003) and a direct interface with road transport in both Melbourne and Burnie provides inter-modal transport between mainland Australia and Tasmania.

Vessels

Current fleet
  • MV Tasmanian Achiever (1999)
  • MV Victorian Reliance (1999)
Former fleet
  • MV City of Port Melbourne
  • MV City of Burnie

The Interislander

The New Zealand division of the firm is branded The Interislander and operates four vessels between Picton and Wellington across Cook Strait, connecting with Toll Rail services. The service carries about one million passengers and 230,000 vehicles per year on 5,700 sailings. The division began as the New Zealand Railways Department's inter-island ferry service, and prior to being named The Interislander in 1989 was known as "SeaRail" under the New Zealand Railways Corporation. The Interislander ferry line has in the past few years been investigated for several incidents involving its passenger ferry fleet. There are currently several investigations under way by the New Zealand maritime safety authority in relation to endangering passengers on various cook strait crossings during rough sea conditions. On August 23rd 2007 two of these investigations were reported with the opinion of the marine safety authority being that the Interislander line did not place passengers in danger.

Current fleet

  • MV Arahura (rail/road/passenger, built 1982)
  • MV Aratere (rail/road/passenger, built 1999)
  • MV Kaitaki (road/passenger, chartered 2005)1
1Kaitaki, formerly Challenger, formerly Isle of Innisfree, Pride of Cherbourg and Stena Challenger, was finally renamed Kaitaki in 2007

Former fleet

  • MV Aramoana (rail/road/passenger, 1962-1985)
  • MV Aranui (rail/road/passenger, 1966-1985)
  • MV Arahanga (rail/road/passenger, 1972-2001)
  • MV Aratika (rail/road/passenger, 1974-1999)
  • MV Purbeck (road freight only, to 2006)
The Lynx: Various High Speed Craft (HSC) have operated under this name (all road/passenger):

Statistics

  • Journey time: 3 hours; 3 hours 10 minutes for Kaitaki
  • Distance: 92 kilometres (57.5 miles)
  • Arahura in Maori means "Pathway to dawn"
  • Aratere in Maori means "Quick path"
  • Kaitaki in Maori means "Challenger"

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TOLL Holdings Limited

Public (ASX: TOL ), (NZX: TRH )
Founded As a business - 1888
As a public company - 1993
As Toll Holdings - 1986
Headquarters Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Key people Paul Little, CEO
John Moule, Chairman
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Capital Wellington

Largest city Auckland
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TOLL Holdings Limited

Public (ASX: TOL ), (NZX: TRH )
Founded As a business - 1888
As a public company - 1993
As Toll Holdings - 1986
Headquarters Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Key people Paul Little, CEO
John Moule, Chairman
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Burnie
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Population: 19,030 (2004) [1]

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Pacific National Pty Ltd

Subsidiary
Founded 2002
Headquarters North Sydney, New South Wales,  Australia

Industry Rail
Products Bulk Services, Intermodal, Network and Operation Services
Parent Asciano Limited
Website www.pacificnational.com.
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Tasrail was the brand name of the Australian National Railways Commission's Tasmanian rail operations that it had absorbed from the former Tasmanian Government Railways in 1975.
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Advance Australia Fair [1]


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Motto(s): "Ubertas et Fidelitas" (Fertility and Faithfulness)

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Picton may refer to:

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  • Picton, New South Wales, a town near Sydney

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Wellington (unofficially Te Whanganui-a-Tara[1] or Poneke[2]
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Toll NZ (Toll Consolidated)

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Founded As a business - 2003
As a public company - 2003
Headquarters Auckland, New Zealand

Key people David Jackson, CEO
Austen D Perrin, Chairman
Industry Rail transport in New Zealand
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OnTrack

Locale Syracuse, New York
Dates of operation 1994 – present

Track gauge 4 ft 8 in (1435 mm) (standard gauge)

Headquarters Syracuse, NY OnTrack is a Syracuse, New York Regional rail line.
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A merchant ship is one that transports cargo and passengers during peace time. During wars, the same ships are auxiliaries to the navies of their respective countries, and are called upon to deliver
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The MV Arahura is a roll-on roll-off rail ferry in service for Interislander in New Zealand. The ferry was built for the New Zealand Railways Corporation in 1982 to replace the aging MV Aramoana. The name Arahura means "Pathway to Dawn" in the Māori language.
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The MV Aratere is a roll-on roll-off train ferry in service for Interislander in New Zealand. The ferry was built for Tranz Rail, now Toll NZ, in 1998 to replace the aging MV Aratika. The name Aratere means "Quick Path" in the Māori language.
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MV Kaitaki is the largest inter-island ferry in service between the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

History

The ship was built at Van der Giessen de Noord shipyard in the Netherlands, and was launched in 1995 as the Isle of Innisfree
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MV Kaitaki is the largest inter-island ferry in service between the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

History

The ship was built at Van der Giessen de Noord shipyard in the Netherlands, and was launched in 1995 as the Isle of Innisfree
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The MV Aramoana was a roll-on roll-off train ferry in service for the New Zealand Railways Department between 1962 and 1983. The ferry was built in 1961 to introduce an inter-island service for the railways between the North and South Islands of New Zealand, linking the New
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The MV Aratika was a ferry that served the Interisland Line, taking passengers between Wellington and Picton in New Zealand. The aging Aratika, was replaced in 1999 by the since problem-plagued MV Aratere.
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The HSC Condor 10 is a 74m fast catamaran ferry operated by Condor Ferries.

History

Condor 10 was built in 1992 at the Incat Yards in Tasmania, Australia as Condor Ten but was renamed Condor 10 shortly after.
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Condor Ferries is the current operator of ferry services between the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands and also one of many operating between the United Kingdom and France aswell as providing a service between France and the Channel Islands.
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The HSC Condor Vitesse is a 86m fast catamaran ferry operated by Condor Ferries.

History

Condor Vitesse was built in 1997 at the Incat Yards in Tasmania, Australia as Incat 044 but was not ordered by any ferry company.
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HSC Normandie Express

Operator Brittany Ferries
Built 2000
Flag France
Port of registry Caen
Previous names Incat Tasmania (2000)
The Lynx (2000-2003)
Specifications
Length 97.22 metres
Beam 26.
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High speed catamaran (HSC) INCAT 046 is a wave-piercing catamaran passenger-vehicle ferry. It has operated under various marketing names, including Devil Cat, The Cat and now The Lynx.
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