RO-RO vessel Höegh Trapper recently returned to the Port of Mackay as part of its Europe US, Mexico and Oceania service.
To mark the occasion representatives from North Queensland Bulk Ports, traditional owners and council members from Mackay as well as customers and service providers were invited to check out the vessel.
Being the largest pure car and truck carrier in the world, the guests were welcomed to showcase the vessel’s flexibility and wide range of cargoes to which it can cater.
Höegh Autoliners Australia sales manager Captain Nicky Colaco said since August last year, Höegh Autoliners pioneered Mackay to its service in Australia as customers required a direct connectivity to North Queensland for their breakbulk commodities.
Mackay is an important link in the supply chain for heavy equipment to the Bowen Basin in central Queensland in terms of supplying equipment for the mining and agricultural sectors.