Blue Water starts new North Asia-PNG liner service
Logistics services provider, Blue Water Shipping, has started a monthly liner service between North Asia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) with its multipurpose vessel, MV Gala.
The Kumul service will be an extension to the current Blue Water Shipping liner service through to Lihir, PNG, and will now offer customers a further solution into Lae, the company said.
Steven Lofaro, Regional Director, Energy, Ports and Projects Oceania, sees a growing demand for cargo capacity, particularly for breakbulk cargoes, in and out of Papua New Guinea. The Kumul service, operating with the MV Gala, a multipurpose vessel with a single lift capacity of 150 mt, enables Blue Water Shipping to provide a regular and efficient solution that can benefit a wide range of industries due to the ability to receive containerised, breakbulk, project and out-of-gauge cargo.
“It is exciting to offer our industry a regular and reliable service. The solution will help strengthen the supply chain for organisations based in PNG, focusing on optimisation through both the importing and exporting of equipment in and out of PNG,” Lofaro said.
The maiden voyage will depart from Asia early-December. Moving forward, the service will offer regular sailings from China, Korea, and Japan into PNG every 30 days.
For Steven Lofaro, the service complements the Blue Water Shipping capabilities within Projects Logistics to ensure efficient cargo flows for Blue Water customers.