14 November 2022

Norfolk Island Service Update

Dear Valued Customers,

On Friday the 11th of November NPDL finalized main terms to acquire an 80m landing craft to service Norfolk Islands shipping needs.

The vessel is a new build, scheduled to be delivered from the Malaysian yard by late March 2023. The vessel has operational flexibility to meet Norfolk Island shipping needs over the long term. The deck is being prepared for a containerized operation including 10 reefer plugs with devanning on board at the anchorage to the lighters. Longer term the vessel will have the ability to perform roll on roll off operations.

NPDL plan to operate the vessel between Brisbane, Norfolk, Auckland, Norfolk, and Brisbane. The service is planned to commence in April.

This is a significant investment and demonstrates NPDLs long term commitment to servicing Norfolk Island.

Thank you for your continued support, should you have any further queries please contact your NPDL representative.