Company Overview

ANL: The Maritime Leaders Of Oceania

ANL Container Line is a shipping company that specialises in moving your product to/from Oceania, and beyond. Backed by our award-winning customer service, efficient IT systems and competitive “can do” attitude, we know your cargo best and more importantly, how to transport it.

ANL offers shipping services to all major Oceania destinations, with extensive coverage throughout Asia, the West Coast of America, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Indian Subcontinent and the Pacific Islands.

Headquartered in Melbourne Australia, ANL is part of the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group.This powerhouse of international shipping is led by Rodolphe Saadé, and operates on more than 200 shipping routes with over 504 vessels, calling 420 ports in 160 countries, and employs 37,000 staff in over 755 agencies and offices around the world.

Like our parent company, ANL’s main objective is to offer our customers in Oceania a proactive, innovative service which reconciles quality and high performance with protection of the environment.

Our history goes back to 1956 when it was established by the Australian Government to operate shipping services around the Australian coast. Over time other routes were added and ANL entered the international trades to and from Australia. Over many decades ANL became the backbone of maritime activity in Australia taking goods around the coast and to many other destinations.

CMA CGM, recognising the value of the brand throughout the region, bought ANL from the Australian Government in 1998. Therein began a massive revitalisation as ANL’s Managing Director John Lines, under the stewardship of Jacques R.Saade, rebuilt and expanded the company.

Since that time, ANL’s volumes have rapidly grown from 70,000 TEU in 1998 to over 1.169 million TEUs moved in 2019. New trades and bigger vessels have meant our port coverage just gets bigger and bigger; you name the port or destination in Oceania, we will get your cargo there!

To our loyal customers, thank you for your ongoing support and we will continue working hard building a bigger and stronger ANL to meet your shipping and logistics needs. If you haven’t used us before, call your nearest ANL office to discuss the difference ANL can make to your business.


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