Lord Howe Island Freight operates the regular sea freight service to Lord Howe Island.
Island Trader is a regular sea freight service to Lord Howe Island that prides itself on quality service, and reliable delivery of goods at reasonable prices. 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 aim was to address the rising costs of sea freight to the Island and today these benefits have flowed to all residents of Lord Howe Island.
The company is sensitive to Island issues as well as dedicated to protecting the delicate marine environment in which we operate. The MV Island Trader was built in Singapore in 1981 as a special purpose landing craft and is ideal for taking the ground and resting on the lagoon bottom at Lord Howe Island.
Lord Howe Island Sea Freight complies with the requirements of the ISM Code and “SQ” requirements of the ABS Guide for Marine Safety, Quality and Environmental Management. This complience was voluntary and is only mandatory for vessel in excess of 500 Gross Tonnes. For more information on our quality service policies visit our quality services page. (Opens in a new window)
Our vessal has a lifting capacity of 8 tonnes, and a diesel fuel cargo carrying capacity of up to 60.000 litres. It makes fortnightly trips from Yamba on the NSW coast and to date has made 356 return voyages.
For more information on sailing schedules, rates, consignment documents visit the Lord Howe Island Sea Freight Website.