Proving how tricky the liner/heavylift trades are in and out of Australia at present, two foes have joined forces on the trade.
Swire Shipping has entered into a space sharing agreement with AAL to boost its North Asia to Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) service that will commence on 14 December 2015.
The load ports are Tianjin, Qingdao and Shanghai in China; Incheon and Pusan in South Korea; Kaohsiung in Taiwan and Phu My in Vietnam. Destination ports are Brisbane, Newcastle, Melbourne, Geelong and Bell Bay in Australia.
Swire Shipping will be deploying two new S-Class multipurpose vessels while AAL will deploy two A-Class heavylift vessels on the route.