ANL is expanding its service between north-west Australia and Singapore, increasing the connection between the Pilbara and the world.

From now, the ANL PAX Service will operate on three loops with a 10-day transit from Singapore and a nine-day transit from Singapore to Dampier.

Loop one will call Singapore, Darwin, Port Hedland, Dampier, Dili and Singapore.

Loop two will call Singapore, Darwin, Dili and Singapore.

Loop three will call Singapore, Dampier, Port Hedland, Dili and Singapore.

All three loops total 21 days.

ANL chief executive officer Shane Walden said ANL is committed to improving and enhancing the service between Asia and the Pilbara region by increasing the frequency and introducing additional ports such as Dampier.

“We see the tremendous potential for the region and the significant benefits in shortening supply chains, lowering costs, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and more,” he said.

“ANL is very enthusiastic about the Pilbara and the long-term partnerships with key customers throughout the region.”

ANL has serviced the Pilbara region since October 2020. It expanded the service in February this year with a call to Dampier. ANL said the service effectively offers shortened supply chains, direct access to and from Port Hedland and Dampier, reduced road haulage and the opportunity to source product more effectively from other parts of Australia via Singapore.

Additionally, shippers in Australia’s north west will be able to access CMA CGM’s global network via the transhipment hub in Singapore.