OOCL, ANL and COSCON form A3 consortium

OOCL, ANL and COSCON have joined forces under the newly formed Asia Australia Consortium (A3) which will cover the North East Asia and Australia market.

The A3 will launch three dedicated services, the Northern Express, Central Express and Southern Express, to connect ten major North East Asia ports with Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia.

All three services will run weekly and hope to offer the fastest transit times between Kaohsiung to Melbourne, Shanghai and Ningbo to Sydney, and Shekou and Hong Kong to Sydney

The A3 plans to launch the new services in September or October, subject to regulatory approval.