Wednesday, August 21, 2019

New Oceania Services for Container Line Announced

October Schedules Published
Shipping News Feature
AUSTRALIA – SOUTH EAST ASIA – The advent of containerisation was a revolution for many shipping lines, not least one with a history stretching back almost 150 years. Australia and New Zealand were trial markets for the new system and Hamburg Süd was one of the first to adapt to it, since when trade in Oceania has become a key element in the company's service portfolio.

Now, beginning in October 2019, Hamburg Süd will be offering expanded and enhanced ‘AUSE’ services between Australia and Southeast Asia. The service will be split into two strings called AUSE 1 and AUSE 2. They will offer faster transit times to and from all key markets in Australia and Southeast Asia including the new direct calls at Port Kelang (Malaysia) and Jakarta (Indonesia).

Tanjung Pelapas will be the second Malaysian destination whilst the Thai port of Laem Chabang is also included in the first of the schedules. Hamburg Süd says customers will benefit from an express Brisbane to Southeast Asia hub connections arriving in Singapore in 12 days, as well as market leading transit times from Southeast Asia to Fremantle, Adelaide and Brisbane.

The AUSE 1 string will be equipped with 7 vessels with a nominal capacity of 8,500 TEU, heading first to Fremantle and running counter-clockwise around Australia. AUSE 2 string consists of 6 ships at a nominal capacity of 5,700 TEU, sailing first to Brisbane, with a clockwise rotation around Australia. The same Australian ports will be covered on both slings, providing premium port coverage and transit times. The port rotations consist of:

AUSE 1: Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Singapore, Port Kelang, Singapore, Tanjung Pelapas, Laem Chabang, Tanjung Pelapas, Port Kelang, Singapore.

AUSE 2: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle, Jakarta, Tanjung Pelapas, Port Kelang, Singapore.

Despatch days and full details about the new AUSE 1 and AUSE 2 can be found here.

Photo: The company started freight services from North America to Australia via subsidiary Columbus Line, one of the first to introduce a container carriage service on its passenger vessels. Pictured here is the Cap San Augustin.