APL, part of the CMA CGM Group, announced enhancements to its existing Asia Australia Express 1 (AAX1) and Asia Australia Express 2 (AAX2) services, which will be effective from the 23rd and 24th of October.
The revised weekly services will further strengthen connectivity between Southeast Asia and Australia. AAX1 will add two port calls at Laem Chabang and Tanjung Pelapas to facilitate the movement of shipments from Thailand and Malaysia to the Australian main ports. AAX2 will offer extended market coverage across Australia through additional port calls at Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle.
The first sailing of the enhanced AAX1 service will depart from Laem Chabang on 24 October with the following port rotation: Laem Chabang – Tanjung Pelapas – Singapore – Port Klang – Fremantle – Adelaide – Melbourne – Sydney – Brisbane – Singapore – Port Klang – Tanjung Pelapas – Laem Chabang.
The revised AAX2 service will begin sailing from Tanjung Pelepas on 23 October with the following port rotation: Tanjung Pelapas – Port Klang – Singapore – Brisbane – Sydney – Melbourne – Adelaide – Fremantle – Jarkarta – Tanjung Pelapas.
The commencement of the services is strictly subject to grant of final registration by the Registrar of Liner Shipping pursuant to Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act (2010) in Australia, as well as any other competition requirements in applicable jurisdictions.