BASS Strait shippers have been warned of the need to book in advance ahead of the upcoming fertiliser season.
Fertiliser is an important commodity used for farms on King Island and the fertiliser season typically runs from September until December with some further pickup in February.
Bass Island Line operates the shipping service to the small island community using the vessel John Duigan.
“The next fertiliser season is just around the corner and BIL wishes to take this opportunity to remind customers about the importance of booking as far in advance as possible,” a BIL spokesman said.
“This will be the first fertiliser season for John Duigan. Forward planning will ensure your freight travels on the earliest possible sailing to meet your needs.”
Fertiliser is moved through Geelong, one of the reasons BIL has added a call at the Victorian port as well as to northern Tasmania.