Höegh Autoliners steps up its direct service to Australia and New Zealand from the USA and Mexico, now offering two sailings per month.
The service started as a monthly service earlier this year, and gives Höegh’s customers up to 30 days shorter transit-time from USA and Mexico to Australia.
The new service makes Höegh the first carrier to offer a direct service between Freeport, in the US Gulf, on a monthly basis.
Fastest service in the market
“Australian customers importing from the US can now save more than 30 days transit time, using the new direct service,” Brendan Wallis is Höegh’s representative in Australia said.
From Mexico’s Lázaro Cardenas this is the quickest RoRo connection available in the market to Australia and New Zealand.
The new service also offers a very fast connection for exporters in Oceania, via Singapore, to Africa, Middle East, South-East Asia and European destinations.
Brisbane receives the longest rail cargo ever carried on a RoRo vessel
Höegh will service the Australian market with a mix of its traditional RoRo vessel and the New Horizon Class vessels, which the company took delivery of during 2015-2016. These are specially designed to take big and heavy cargo, with their 6.5-metre high door opening and a ramp capacity of 375 tonnes.
Recently, one of the New Horizon vessels was used to transport 43.5-metre long trams bound for Brisbane to supply the Gold Coast Light Rail. This was the longest rail cargo carried on a RoRo vessel.
Source: Höegh Autoliners