Douglas Shire Council is undergoing a nationwide search to potentially find the next supplier and/or operator of the Daintree River Ferry.
The Expressions of Interest (EOI) process was advertised over the weekend.
Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said he was pleased Council was exploring its options regarding the critical public transport service.
“The existing ferry is a workhorse that runs 19 hours on every day of the year, transporting about 230,000 vehicle movements between the southern bank of the river and the world’s oldest rainforest,” he said.
“But Council is committed to replacing the ageing vessel and the call for Expressions of Interest is the first step in that process.”
Companies will have until October 18 to lodge their interest.