The log carrier Noble Island, with a LOA of 199.9 metres and summer DWT of 61,115 tons made calls to Tasmania’s Burnie and Hobart ports in early October. The arrival of the Ultramax vessel was the culmination of the work of Braemar ACM who successfully brokered the charter between Wood Based Products (WBP) and the Pacific Basin Shipping Limited.
A spokesperson for WBP said “We value and support of Braemer, Pacific Basin and the Tasmanian forest estate owners, both private and public, who have ensured that Tasmanian timber is internationally recognised as sustainable and in demand through its PEFC certification (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) and the confidence they bring through reliability of supply and log quality”.
“The professionalism and efficiency of the Nobel Island crew was a credit to the leadership of Captain Joshua Henry Peris Bhatt. We also thank our staff, suppliers and partners, all who deliver a safe, efficient operation that has enabled WBP’s success in facilitating a shipment of this size”.
The visit signals continued confidence in Tasmania’s forestry industry. The Nobel Island departed Tasmania following ten days of loading on 11th October carrying over 50,000JAS m3.