Tasmanian Ports Corporation

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Tasmanian Ports Corporation
TasPorts
State-owned corporation
Founded 1 January 2006; 12 years ago (2006-01-01) in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Owner Tasmanian Government
Website www.tasports.com.au

The Tasmanian Ports Corporation, also known as TasPorts, is the Tasmanian Government state owned corporation that has responsibility for the operation and management of all ports in Tasmania, Australia. TasPorts was created for the purpose of facilitating trade for the benefit of Tasmania, an island state, through the commercial provision of infrastructure and services.

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The company was established on 1 January 2006 and incorporated the state's four port companies operating at that time; Hobart Ports Corporation, Port of Launceston, Port of Devonport Corporation and Burnie Port Corporation. Historically most regional ports had their own Marine Board or similar bodies. In the 1950s there were Harbour Trusts and Marine Boards with local responsibility for movement within each local port facility.[1] Marine Boards existed in Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Strahan, Circular Head, King Island, Flinders Island, and Devonport; and harbour trusts at Smithton and Ulverstone.

Current ports[edit]

Port facilities under the central authority of Tasports are operated at the ports of Bell Bay, Burnie, Currie, Devonport, Grassy, Hobart, Lady Barron (Flinders Island), Smithton, Stanley, Strahan, Triabunna and Whitemark (Flinders Island).[2]

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