- Close to the Australian mainland
- Deep sheltered waters
- Good road and rail links
- Quick turn-around for shipping
- Reliable and skilled workforce
- Tasmania’s main import/export distribution centre
The Port of Launceston is centrally located on Tasmania’s north coast close to the Australian mainland. Near historic George Town, originally established as a port during the first settlement of Australia, its deep sheltered waters, surrounded by ample land available for industrial development, now have good road and rail links to the main population centre of Launceston City and through the easily traversed midlands road and rail links to Hobart.
The Port of Launceston has a sound industrial record, and is proud of the reputation it has earned for reliability and good service at an economic price. It intends to further develop its role as Tasmania’s main import/export distribution centre, at the axis of the State’s road and rail network and as a major welcoming point for visitors to Australia’s smallest and possibly most diverse State.
The area surrounding the Tamar River’s shores provide some of Tasmania’s finest wines and gourmet produce which provide a focal point for day trips throughout the region. A good proportion of Tasmania’s population lives within a one hour drive, providing the Port of Launceston and its industrial areas with a reliable and skilled workforce.