Maersk Line to make direct Adelaide call weekly


SA exporters welcome new direct container shipping connection to China, South Korea, and Japan

Maersk Line to make direct Adelaide call weekly
Maersk Australia MD Australia and PNG Nicolaj Noes Stephen Mullighan Minister for Transport and Infrastructure in front of the Maersk Garonne.

 

Maersk Line has added Flinders Port in Adelaide to its weekly "Boomerang" service, connecting Australian ports to Singapore, Malaysia and North Asia.

The Maersk Garonne stopped there today, and was joined by the Maersk Australia managing director Nicolaj Noes and South Australian transport minister Stephen Mullighan.

They toured the ship and formally welcomed the new service to Adelaide.

"We aim to connect Australian ports with key economic areas and the direct Adelaide call will ensure South Australia remains a strong location for imports and exports to the rest of the world," Noes says.

Mullighan notes that the direct connection to ports such as Busan in South Korea, Osaka in Japan, and Shanghai in Mainland China represents an important development for the state’s export businesses.

"The service is expected to provide a direct link for cargo from South Australian regions to northern Asia, which currently requires shipping through other ports such as the Port of Melbourne," he says.

The boomerang service operates between Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia and Osaka, Japan, via Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane in both directions.

The Adelaide call occurs only on the outward journey, from Fremantle, at this stage.

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