The Port of Hobart provides deepwater facilities for shipping plying the southern ocean, including the Antarctic fleet, naval vessels, fishing and aquaculture industries, and general coastal shipping movement.

Taylor Bros services to shipping includes the addition of superstructure housing crew cabins, upgrade of public spaces on passenger ferries, structural repairs for ships damaged at sea, installation of vehicular access ramps to provide extra car spaces, and annual lay-up maintenance of gear and equipment. Engine room overhauls of main and auxiliary diesels and associated equipment, and annual ship survey requirements are carried out as part of regular vessel maintenance programmes