Spectainer, a provider of Simple, Efficient, Affordable & Safe (SEAS) specialised container solutions, is pleased to announce the Company being awarded a Deed of Standing Offer with the Australian Antarctic Division.
The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), based in Hobart, Tasmania, is part of the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. The AAD is responsible for Australia’s presence and activities in the Australian Antarctic Territory and the Southern Ocean.
Australia maintains four year-round research stations, Casey, Davis and Mawson within Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island station. Each season more than 500 expeditioners travel south with the Australian Antarctic Program.
The Deed of Standing Offer awarded to Spectainer is for the provision, modification, maintenance and repair of intermodal transport containers to facilitate station resupply and cargo operations.
Spectainer’s Managing Director Nicholas Press said “As an Australian company, it is wonderful to be selected to support the government, but more notably, a unique branch like the Australian Antarctic Division. The provision, modification, maintenance and repair of intermodal transport containers for the Department will directly impact Australia’s mission in the Antarctic and we are thrilled to be selected as a supporting supplier.”
The AAD will take delivery of a new Icebreaker in 2020. With this new capability, the Department is expecting an increase in the number of containers transported on each voyage. Currently, the Australian Antarctic Division transports 50 containers for each voyage and with the arrival of the RSV Nuyina, it is forecast that this will increase to 100 containers.