The longest container vessel to dock in Townsville arrived late on Monday 8 April from Sydney.

The ‘MS Eagle’, measuring 222 metres, was ANL’s first vessel to arrive as part of a new weekly service.

The AAX2 weekly service offers extensive coverage between South East Asia and Australia and includes a fleet of five vessels. ‘MS Eagle’ departed Berth 4 on 9 April for its journey to Port Kelang, Malaysia.

Key Facts

  • Rotation: HCM, PKG, SIN, JKT, BNE, SYD, TSV, PKG, HCM
  • Only direct Ho Chi Minh call to/from Australia
  • Fastest transit times ex. Jakarta to Brisbane (10 days) and Sydney (12 days)
  • 5 vessel fixed day weekly service

Ports of Call

AAX2 will call Ho Chi Minh, Port Kelang, Singapore, Jakarta, Brisbane, Sydney and Townsville. AAX2 breaks ground on two market firsts, a direct call in Vietnam to/from Australia, and a fixed-day weekly call in Townsville.

This new service offers the fastest transit times ex. Jakarta to Brisbane and Sydney at 10 and 12 days respectively.

With fixed calls into Port Kelang and Singapore the AAX2 service offers connection to and from South East Asia, the Indian Sub-Continent, Middle East Gulf, Europe and North East Asia.