AUSTREX uses highly regulated vessels which are purpose built to transport livestock and crew over long distance between ports. They are highly manufactured to with-stand various climates during the voyage whilst providing sheltered enclosures from the elements.
Ensuring the safety and well-being of our livestock is paramount to AUSTREX. This is why we only use vessels which meet and exceed Australian regulations.
Each of these vessels are manned by highly trained, qualified and experienced staff to care for the livestock from loading through to dis-charge.
Early in December last year, the Ganado Express (one of four live carriers constructed for Vroon) was delivered.
This livestock vessel has been fitted with animal-welfare facilities that exceed Australian regulations. The bow is designed to ensure the maximum comfort for cargo and crew. Its cargo capacity is 4500 sqm and has a cruising range of 18000nm.
The ship was christened back in July 2013.