New service calls for Ports of Auckland

  • MSC’s Capricorn & KIX strings to call New Zealand from September

Ports of Auckland has announced that it will welcome two new service calls from September.

From next month, MSC’s Capricorn Service, which currently calls a number of the country’s ports, and the Kiwi International Express (KIX) – a new vessel sharing arrangement between ANL, APL and Hanjin Shipping. Both services will link New Zealand with Australia and South East Asia.

“Auckland has traditionally been an import dominant port, but these two services also offer us great export potential between Auckland, Australia and South East Asia,” said Ports of Auckland chief executive, Tony Gibson.

“Over the past year we have injected a new energy in the way we work and are beginning to see results.”

“We’re delighted to see these two services calling at Auckland and we’re committed to continuing the on-going improvement in our service to customers.”

The first vessel operating as part of MSC’s Capricorn string is scheduled to call the port on September 5th, while the KIX service will make its first service call later on in the month on September 24th.

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