About Teekay Australia

About Teekay Australia

Teekay Shipping (Australia) Pty Ltd (TKA) is the pre-eminent ship operations and marine services company in Australia today. The company is presently managing a worldwide and diverse fleet of owned and third party managed vessels, providing technical management as well as crew management and training.

TKA consists of two Offices situated in Sydney, Perth and a representative in New Zealand. The head office for Australia is in Sydney.

TKA, with its long–standing commitment to providing exceptional Marine Services to manufacturing and resource companies throughout Australasia, has earned a reputation for handling the most complex shipping challenges safely, on time and on budget.

TKA has extensive experience in crewing, ship management and marine consultancy, including shipbuilding and superintendency.

TKA also has subject matter experts across the whole spectrum of the maritime industry. This allows TKA to provide in depth support to the customer  to ensure a complete service package in all facets of marine services

Our main operational functions cover a full range of marine services including:

  • Crewing
  • Ship Management for owned and third party vessels
  • Towage
  • Consultancy in Marine Services
  • Technical Management
  • Voyage Operations
  • Project Management
  • Ship’s Agency

Teekay Australia History

Teekay’s Australian operations were established in 1997.  This was the result of Caltex Australia, a long term Teekay Corporation customer, wanting to outsource its tanker owning business to concentrate on refining activities.  Teekay was selected as Caltex’s long term marine partner to purchase the four ship tanker fleet and charter back on long term contract to Caltex to move petroleum product along the Australian coast.

In 2001, BHP Transport decided to divest from ship management and Teekay was selected as their joint venture partner, forming Teekay Marine which, from 2002, commenced management of BHP Transports fleet and 3rd party contracts.

Teekay’s Australian operations had, by 2005, diversified into product tankers, Floating Storage Offload vessels, bulk carriers, chemical tanker, refined sugar carrier, ro-ro vessel, harbour tugs along with expanded marine consultancy services to the Royal Australian Navy, and this evolved into the current Teekay Shipping (Australia) Pty Ltd.



The Sydney office is based in Banksmeadow, very close to the facilities at Port Botany.

The teams from the Sydney office take part in the following activities:

  • Ship Management
  • Crewing
  • Agency
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • HSEQ
  • Marine Services Consultancy
  • Business Development

The TKA Sydney office also has a full Shipping Agency (Tankships) offering the full range of tasks of a ship’s agent.



The Perth office, based in Mount Street Perth CBD, undertakes the following activities:

  • Management of the overall Australian towage operation;
  • Technical management of FSOs (both Australian and overseas) and bunker barges;
  • Crewing management for Quadrant Energy’s FPSO Ningaloo Vision;
  • Marine services business development; and
  • Oil and gas business development.

KT Maritime, a joint venture between Kotug and Teekay, formed to develop business in towage, specifically for the oil and gas industry in Australia, also operates out of the Perth office.  For more information on KT Maritime please go to http://www.kt-maritime.com/