Maersk Line has begun calling at the port of Laem Chabang in Thailand on its Boomerang service, starting 4th October 2015.
This now offers Australian importers & exporters the first and only direct service between Thailand and Australia.
Offering a weekly service, this will connect Thailand to main ports in Australia, including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle and Adelaide. The new direct service means the containers remain on the Boomerang service vessels, eliminating the need for transhipping of cargo in other South-east Asia ports.
“We are seeing good growth in the trade between Thailand and Australia, and we will further promote this by offering a direct service, which will provide exporters and importers with superior transit time and higher reliability,” says Bo Wegener, Managing Director at Maersk Line in Thailand.
Imports into Australia from Thailand largely comprise of electronics and auto parts, with exports being mainly grains, hay, metal and paper.
The weekly service calls the ports of Brisbane – Sydney – Melbourne – Fremantle –Tanjung Pelepas – Singapore – Laem Chabang – Tanjung Pelepas – Singapore – Fremantle– Adelaide – Melbourne – Sydney – Brisbane – Yokohama – Osaka – Busan – Qingdao –Shanghai – Ningbo – Brisbane.
The first sailing is to start with the Maersk Virginia, and is scheduled to depart from Laem Chabang on the 4th October 2015.