Sea Swift has further strengthened its investment in the Torres Strait with a new vessel and equipment to service the region.
The vessel MV Fourcroy will replace the Malu Chief this week, joining the Malu Titan as a sister vessel operating in the Torres Strait.
MV Fourcroy is a 50 metre landing craft with a 500-tonne carrying capacity which has recently undergone a major million dollar planned refit.
Sea Swift Chief Executive Officer Fred White said the combination of the two landing crafts will significantly enhance service capability in the region.
“We’ve been operating in the Torres Strait for more than 30 years, and want to continue to provide the best possible shipping and freight service to its residents,” said Mr White.
“The introduction of the MV Fourcroy is a significant investment in the region and further emphasises our desire to offer the best service possible to our valued customers.
“The vessel will significantly increase cargo and fuel carrying capacity, and enhance service reliability to the region.”
Sea Swift has also announced it has recently taken delivery of new equipment to further improve service to the Torres Strait.
Eight 2.5 tonne forklifts and three four-wheel drive loaders will be deployed across Sea Swift vessels and depots in the Torres Strait.
“This level of investment will provide benefits in the reliability of equipment and reduced downtime,” said Mr White.
“Our investment in mobile plant equipment and vessels signals Sea Swift’s commitment to our customers and confidence in growth opportunities in northern Australia.”
Sea Swift is one of the largest employers in northern Australia with more than 400 staff and 30 vessels, and makes a significant contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across the region.
For more information on Sea Swift, visit www.seaswift.com.au