Furneaux Freight Pty Ltd is a shipping company based in Bridport, Tasmania.
Bridport is a small coastal town, which is a popular holiday destination. Bridport’s population is approximately 1350 people, but almost triples in summer. Bridport’s main industries are tourism, vegetable farming and fishing, specialising in scallops, crayfish and trout from Australia’s first fresh water rainbow trout farm.
Bridport is also home to Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm classic links golf courses which are considered to be the best in the world. One of the main enterprises of Bridport is the port from which Furneaux Freight Pty Ltd operates out of.
Furneaux Freight Pty Ltd services the Furneaux Group of Islands, including Flinders Island, Cape Barren Island and an on demand service to King Island and Port Welshpool.
Bridport is considered to be the most favourable port to conduct the operations of the shipping service as it is the closest geographical proximity to Flinders Island.
Furneaux Freight Pty Ltd currently operates a purpose built roll on roll off vessel the Matthew Flinders III. Furneaux Freight Pty Ltd have recently purchased a purpose built 25m landing barge with the aim to enhance and modernise the shipping service to the Furneaux Group of Islands.