The liner carriers APL, ANL, and Hanjin Shipping said Tuesday they will cooperate on a new service linking Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
The weekly service, to be called the NAX, is due to start Sept. 1 and will see each of the carriers provide two 2,200-TEU ships. It will have a rotation of Singapore, Port Klang, Brisbane, Sydney, Auckland, Tauranga, Brisbane, and Singapore.
“The NAX will provide more competitive options to shippers moving dry and reefer cargoes between New Zealand, Australia, Asia and beyond; particularly New Zealand reefer exports destined for key Asian markets,” the vessel sharing agreement partners said in a joint announcement. “We are confident that trade between these markets will continue to expand and we look forward to supporting their growth with our new service offering.” - Eric Johnson