Thursday, August 6, 2009

New Australian Routing for ANL Shipping Service

Tie up with Toll to Change Tasmanian Schedules
Shipping News Feature

AUSTRALIA - The much anticipated link between ANL and Toll Holdings has been officially announced and a new company Toll ANL Bass will amalgamate the previously duplicated service from Melbourne.

The new venture, 85% owned by Toll, will see ANL’s “TasFast” Bell Bay cargoes switched to Toll’s Monday-Saturday sailings across the Bass Strait into Burnie.

ANL, owned by the CMA CGM group, will withdraw their own equipment, leaving Toll’s two vessels to ply the route.

Paul Little, CEO of Toll, Australia’s biggest freight carrying group, said "We believe this new joint venture will improve commercial prospects across Bass Strait, and that's a good thing for all Tasmanians,"

The reformed service is intended to streamline the daily services to meet up with ANL’s international sailings to and from Melbourne. Mr Little continued "The increased volume of goods transported between Melbourne and Burnie will improve the efficiency of the freight logistics task across the north of Tasmania and allow for an anticipated increase in volumes travelling on the Tasmanian rail network,"

Toll shares rose 6 cents to A$ 6.84 on release of the news.

Pic. “Tasmanian Achiever”