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ANL to Launch New North East Asia Services

ANL to Launch New North East Asia Services


ANL is pleased to announce our joint services with COSCO and OOCL under the newly formed Asia Australia Consortium (A3). The A3 consortium will provide a more competitive service and comprehensive coverage in the North East Asia / Australia market when compared to current service offerings.


A3 will launch three dedicated services, namely the Northern Express, Central Express and Southern Express, connecting 10 major North East Asia ports with Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia.


Northern Express


Weekly service with following port rotation: Yokohama - Osaka - Busan - Qingdao - Shanghai - Kaohsiung - Melbourne - Sydney - Brisbane – Yokohama.

• Direct service to Japan and Korea

• Fastest transit time in the market from Kaohsiung to Melbourne.


Central Express


Weekly service with following port rotation: Shanghai – Ningbo – Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane – Shanghai.

• Fastest transit times in the market from Shanghai and Ningbo to Sydney.


Southern Express


Weekly service with the following port rotation: Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Shekou – Hong Kong – Sydney – Melbourne – Brisbane – Kaohsiung.

• Fastest transit times in the market from Shekou and Hong Kong to Sydney.


A3 plans to launch the new services starting from September/October subject to regulatory approval and further details will be made available in due course.


“The announcement of the new A3 consortium is positive for ANL’s customers as we will soon be offering broader port coverage and improved transit times over our three new loops. In addition, ANL will have more space and a more even allocation across these services. ANL has always been a leader in the Australia/North East Asia trades and our new improved offering aims to give our valued customers the best possible combination of direct ports and good transit times all backed by ANL’s great customer service” said John Lines, ANL Managing Director