Scheduled to commence from Shanghai on 29 December, the new NZ2 service will call the ports of Shanghai, Ningbo, Chiwan, Kaohsiung, Brisbane, Auckland, Port Chalmers, Lyttelton, Napier, Tauranga, Hong Kong and Keelung, MANA correspondent reported.
“APL introduced the new NZ2 service to serve the China-New Zealand market in a direct and more efficient way. Compared to transhipment options, the NZ2 service provides our customers with dedicated and faster connectivity between the North Asia and Oceania markets,” said Tonnie Lim, APL head of intra-Asia trade.
“The direct service will enable businesses to accelerate their products’ speed and access to these markets, as they seize new growth opportunities in the region,” Lim added.
With the launch of the NZ2 service, APL will offer a more comprehensive network of six Oceania services that connect Asia with Australia and New Zealand.