Freight delivery to OTIRS by barge

freight

Food and freight are brought to Heron Island on a barge service currently running weekly then picked up by OTIRS staff when possible. The barge generally arrives at Heron on a Thursday but the schedule is periodically altered due to public holidays and unforeseen circumstances. Please confirm barge dates with OTIRS staff prior to organising the delivery of food or freight.

Please plan your freight deliveries carefully, and liaise with OTIRS staff as many times as you need. If freight is not delivered to the barge yard on time it may not be delivered to Heron Island for another week. There is also the possibility that the tides on OTI do not allow for the boat to get to Heron that week to collect goods and gear. When organising the delivery of large freight/scientific equipment items, it is best to allow plenty of time, 2-3 weeks is not unreasonable.

For freight to be loaded onto the barge on a given Wednesday you must take into account the following cut-off times:

  • Non-perishable goods must arrive at the barge yard by 3:00pm on the Monday.
  • Perishable items (i.e., food orders) between 6:30am- 09.00am on the Tuesday ONLY.


Ensure all goods are clearly labelled with the following:

Your name
ONE TREE ISLAND RESEARCH STATION
VIA HERON ISLAND RESEARCH STATION
Via Gladstone Qld 4680

DELIVER TO: ROBERT POULSON BARGE YARD
11 Rooksby Street, Gladstone, Qld, 4680.
Phone: 07 4972 5601 fax: 07 4972 440
Email: amebargeyard@dncinc.com

The following prices are only indicative and are subject to change:

  • Food box/medium box: $30
  • Nally bin/large box up to 50kg: $45
  • Large crates 50-100kg: $65
  • Pallets (about 32 food boxes): $420

Excess Freight on Catamaran

No general goods are carried on the Heron Islander including food. If you require special consideration for additional luggage, please contact the One Tree Island managers. Allow extra time if you have extra luggage.