ANL announces ‘the Pilbara connection’

ANL has launched a new regular direct connection between Singapore and Port Hedland, Western Australia.

As a first step, this will be as an extra call on ANL’s PAX service offering a 20-day frequency.

The Pilbara connection caters for both containerised and break-bulk/out-of-gauge cargo and started sailing from Singapore to Port Hedland from October 31.

Providing direct access to the region, ANL’s Pilbara connection offers customers shorter supply chains, reduced road haulage and the opportunity to source product more cost effectively from other parts of Australia via Singapore.

As demand increases, ANL plans to have a number of vessels dedicated to the Pilbara, with increased frequency and accessibility to a range of ports in the region, including Dampier and Onslow.

The ANL service will offer a sailing from Singapore every 20 days with approximately eight days transit to Port Hedland.

In addition to a range of landside delivery options including but not limited to Dampier and Karratha, ANL can also provide broad connections to over 400 ports via the transshipment hub in Singapore, as part of the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics.

“Connecting the world to the Pilbara Region direct from Singapore is a game changer for the zone,” ANL general manager, intra-Oceania Chris Peck said.

“Shorter supply chains, less trucks on the road, wider sourcing options, export cargo opportunities: it just makes sense!

“ANL’s home grown expertise coupled with the CMA CGM Group’s global network will give Pilbara businesses the best connectivity ever, another demonstration of ANL’s spirit of endeavor.”

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