Toll Shipping

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Tasmanian Achiever roll-on roll-off vessel at Webb Dock, Melbourne in 2006.
Victorian Reliance at Burnie in 2012

Toll Shipping, part of Toll Holdings, operates shipping services between the island of Tasmania and mainland Australia. It also once operated ferries in New Zealand.


On 1 November 2002, Toll Holdings purchased the Brambles Shipping business, to form Toll Shipping which remains a division of the parent company.

Following Toll Holdings' investment in New Zealand's Tranz Rail in 2003, the Interislander was transferred to Toll Shipping. The company operated a daily ferry service across Cook Strait, linking the North and South Islands.[1] On 1 July 2008, the New Zealand Government purchased back the Interislander in connection with Toll NZ's rail operations (since renamed KiwiRail.


Toll Shipping 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.

Current fleet:[2]

  • MV Tasmanian Achiever (1999)
  • MV Victorian Reliance (1999)


  1. ^ "Ship’n Shore" (PDF). Toll News. December 2003. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  2. ^ "DNV Exchange - Toll Shipping Pty Ltd - Vessels Operated". Retrieved 2008-07-05. 

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