T.S. LINES has launched the CA2 service, connecting Australia with China, and DP World Australia has signed on as the Australian stevedore.

The new commercial freight service commenced with the arrival of the T.S. Haipong at the DP World Sydney terminal, with future ships secured to call the company’s Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane terminals.

The CA2 service has direct weekly sailings from China to Australia with a 42-day rotation. Seven vessels will be deployed, calling Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai and Nansha.

DP World Australia CEO Andrew Adam said, “In a highly competitive market, locally and globally, securing this new shipping service with T.S. Lines reinforces our service performance levels, which continue to see minimal delays at our ports”.

Alan Sims, director of Seaway, T.S. Lines’ Australian agent, said, “We are pleased to introduce T.S. Lines’ new CA2 service into Australia, further building on our capacity and service to our customers. We are confident the CA2 will be well received given the growing demand in our trade-lane”.