This initiative is in line with our strategic objective to continue to improve our services, giving wider regional port coverage to our valued customers. The addition of Bell Bay will coincide with our previously announced Trans Tasman service changes to take effect from February 2015.
Port rotation will be:
Melbourne – Bell Bay - Sydney – Brisbane – Noumea – Tauranga – Auckland
This service will be solely operated by MSC with 3 vessels - and will offer Tasmanian clients a fortnightly service for both exports and imports, providing a through Bill of Lading and connecting Tasmania with the MSC global network.
The return of MSC to Tasmania demonstrates the confidence MSC has in the potential Tasmanian market growth, and the anticipated support of our existing customers together with future new clients who will be attracted to the high level of service and global port coverage offered by MSC
MSC is confident that the Tasmanian exporters and importers will support this new service offering. Volumes will be continuously reviewed and a weekly call maybe considered in the future subject to demand.
The official starting vessel will be the Hohebank Voyage KI509A eta Bell Bay Thursday 26th February 2015.