Commercial – MV Island Trader
Birdon’s long standing relationship with Lord Howe Island Sea Freight sees MV Island Trader as a regular customer at Birdon’s Port Macquarie Slipway for regular maintenance and survey inspections.
Island Trader provides the regular sea freight service to Lord Howe Island. Built in Singapore in 1981 as a special purpose landing craft, Island Trader is ideal for taking the ground and resting on the lagoon bottom at Lord Howe Island.
Lord Howe Island Sea Freight Pty Ltd was founded in 1992 with majority ownership being from residents of Lord Howe Island. This remains the case today. The company is sensitive to Island issues as well as dedicated to protecting the delicate marine environment in which it operates. Birdon’s ISO 14001 Environmental Accreditation supports these aims.