Industry Update

Cosco announce fortnightly service linking Townsville with China and the South Pacific
Cosco have announced their new service this month, called the CAP or China/Australia/Pacific, to run fortnightly and link Townsville with ports in Darwin, Yangpu, Hong Kong, Port Moresby, Cebu and Lae.

Yangpu will act as the tranship hub between Townsville and north-east and south-east Asia, and Hong Kong will tranship cargo to the rest of the world.

ZIM shipping line begin new China – Australia service
ZIM, an Israeli shipping company not seen in Australia for many years, has announced their return to the Australian market with a new service between China and AU.
The CAX service is utilising six vessels with capacity of 2500 TEU on each, and will call Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Container space availability leading into Christmas
An early reminder to our valued customers this year, for any orders required to arrive before Christmas we suggest bookings are placed in early November.
Available space on vessels over the last few months has been the tightest seen in years, and we only expect this to get worse during November as importers Australia wide prepare for Christmas

ICAL will be operating over the Christmas period as usual, only closing for the public holidays. If you need any short term storage over the Christmas period, please feel free to reach out.