Incat, together with our fellow Tasmanians, have today received the news from the Premier and TT Line that the proposed acquisition process for new vessels to serve Bass Strait has been put on hold.
We understand that a taskforce will shortly be established to determine the capability of Australian shipbuilders to deliver vessels which suit TT Line’s operational requirements.
Incat, as an Australian shipbuilder with over 40 years’ experience delivering vessels to ferry operators from all over the world, enthusiastically looks forward to an opportunity to meet with that taskforce.
With a highly skilled workforce of over 600 people directly employed in Tasmania, and many thousands more supported through sub-contract and supplier arrangements throughout the country, Incat are supportive of keeping Australian dollars within Australia and maintaining and indeed growing the employment opportunities for all Australians during these troubled times.
Incat looks forward to meeting with the taskforce, and assisting the Government and TT Line in achieving a successful outcome for all stakeholders.