Swire Shipping’s new service connecting Hobart in Tasmania with the Australian mainland is struggling to gain traction with local reports suggesting the service is less than one third full.

The service, which leaves Hobart every nine days, was launched in November, becoming the first direct service from Hobart to the mainland in more than a decade.

The local government in Tasmania withdrew a subsidy for direct shipping services last year.

Author: Sam Chambers              Source: splash247.com