Waterways Minister Joe Tripodi welcome the MV Tomar on its maiden voyage to Port Kembla. Minsiter Tripodi was joined by Port Kembla Port Corporation CEO Dom Figliomeni in welcoming the vessel.
The Captain of the MV Tomar, Sonjoy Sen, was presented with a commemorative plaque to mark the vessels first visit to Australia and Port Kembla.
This is a brand new vessel that was only commissioned by shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen in October 2008. The vessel is capable of carrying 6353 vehicles and is one of the worlds largest car carrying vessels. Whilst visiting Port Kembla, it discharged 1055 vehicles plus 20 items of heavy equipment.