Palm Island Barge Company is family owned and operated. We operate two vessels, MV "Olympic" and "Lady Fraser", with
Palm Island Barge Company is family owned and operated. We operate two vessels, MV "Olympic" and "Lady Fraser", with a daily service from the Port of Lucinda to Palm Island Monday to Friday and a monthly service to Orpheus Island. Palm Island and Orpheus Island are part of the Palm Group of Islands just south of Hinchinbrook Island. We also service Dunk and Bedarra Islands on demand.
Palm Island Barge Company operates from three depots. Our main office is located at Lot 392 Old Jetty Road, Lucinda. Townsville has a freight depot at 18-20 Jay Street, Bohle to which freight is delivered for trucking to Lucinda and on Palm Island we have a depot where freight is held for customers on Palm Island.
During the last ten years the barges have been chartered to both government departments and commercial businesses to carry out the following projects :-
Shipment of raw materials, plant & equipment and pozzolanic cement trucks for the Palm Island Airport upgrade
Installation of the Radar Monitoring Tower on Pelorus Island for Commercial Shipping
Building re-construction on Dunk Island Resort after Cyclones Larry and Yasi
Shipment of de-mountable buildings to Palm Island
Shipment of building modules and building material for upgrade on James Cook University Research Station on Orpheus Island
Shipment of cattle for the Palm Island Rodeo
Installation of Weather Monitoring Unit at Lucinda Sugar Jetty
Palm Island Barge Company has developed a reputation for excellent customer relations whilst providing a service second to none. We strive to deliver a fast, efficient service at a price which is competitive. The small size of our business allows us to be extremely flexible in order to accommodate our customers' requirements.
As well as our daily freight service to Palm Island, our barges are available for charter. We have the resources to increase services to Palm Island to facilitate the shipment of large quantities of building materials (including demountable buildings), raw materials and general freight. When required we have the flexibility to operate 24 hours per day scheduling three trips, per barge, in a 24 hour period to Palm Island. We are also available for work outside of Palm Island if required.