Marine Services

TasPorts provides critical marine services at all Tasmanian ports, to ensure the safe and efficient movement of shipping and cargo. These services include marine pilotage, towage, security, navigation and Vessel Traffic Services (VTS).

Pilotage

TasPorts provide pilotage services to ensure the safety of a ship’s passage into and out of Tasmanian port waters.

Pilotage services at Tasmanian ports are provided 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Pilotage is compulsory for all ships of 35 metres Length Over All (LOA), or greater, unless a valid pilotage exemption certificate is held by the Ship’s Master.

More information on Pilotage Exemptions can be found below.

TasPorts has 5 pilot launches in its fleet and during the 2019-2020 financial year completed 1,592 piloted ship movements.

Towage

TasPorts manages and operates 9 harbour tugs, which provide towage services to all Tasmanian ports.

TasPorts Towage offers a range of services, including harbour towage, emergency towage and contract towage for specialist jobs.

TasPorts has 9 tugs in its fleet and during the 2019-2020 financial year completed 1,466 towage jobs.