The ANE service offers a direct connection between Australia’s southeastern coast and New Zealand, providing coverage up to Bell Bay in Tasmania. Catering to the speed-to-market requirement between key ports on the Eastbound and Westbound Trans-Tasman lanes, the service has this port rotation: Melbourne – Bell Bay – Sydney – Auckland – Melbourne. COSCO operates the ANE service together with OOCL.
“VICT looks forward to the opportunities that come with being part of such an important route, as well as a stronger partnership with COSCO Shipping Line and OOCL,” says Olga Coelho, VICT chief commercial officer.
COSCO’s new service commenced with the arrival of the 1,100-TEU boxship Contship Yen at VICT on 12 May.