We’re ahead of schedule with our wharf upgrades and are preparing to install new shore ramps at Webb Dock, Port Melbourne and Burnie, in preparation for our two new ships.
The enormous ramps are built to fit the larger ships that can carry up to 40 per cent more cargo.
The Melbourne shore ramp is 27 metres wide and 10 metres long and weighs almost 100 tonne, however the Burnie ramp is so big it has to be shipped to Tasmania in four pieces! The ramp is a combined 27 metres wide by 24 metres long and has a total weight of almost 170 tonne.
Successfully discharging and transporting the giant sized ramps from the ship was a major feat - it involved the collaboration of a number of teams in Toll’s Global Express division.
The upgrade is part of Toll’s $311 million investment to boost Bass Strait trade in a project that will see shipping capacity increase significantly between mainland Australia and Tasmania.