Austral Asia Line has announced the addition of a Xiamen call to its Far East to Australia and New Zealand multipurpose liner service. As of 16 October, Xiamen will be called after Shanghai on every voyage, as part of the southbound trip.
The revised rotation will be: Busan, Tianjin (Xingang), Shanghai, Xiamen, Kaohsiung, Brisbane, Newcastle, Melbourne, Lyttelton, Nelson, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Busan.
The loop offers one departure every four weeks and it is maintained with three 31,000 dwt multipurpose vessels: the 2010-built AAL BRISBANE and two of her sister ships.
Austral Asia Line, the service operator, is a member of the Scholler Group of companies. The China Navigation Company, the shipping arm of the Swire Group, is co-loading on the loop.