Published at 05/07/2016
Since June 2016, the Singaporean shipping line Pacific International Lines (PIL) has marketed a weekly containerised service (20’/40’/40’HC and reefer) from HAROPA - Port of Le Havre and bound for the South Pacific area. The service notably makes stops in Australia, New Zealand, Papua-New-Guinea, the Vanuatu archipelago, the Guam, Fiji, Hawaii, Wallis and Futuna, Tonga, Samoa and Marshall islands.
“For the last 50 years, Pacific International Lines have developed a wide network, especially in Asia and Oceania, Christophe Buisson, managing director of SEALOGIS group, stated. It ranks among the top 20 leading shipping lines in terms of transport capacity and is to-date the 4th world biggest shipping line as regards the number of vessels they own”.
For Hervé Cornède, commercial and marketing director of HAROPA, “the arrival of the Asian ‘giant’ and setting-up of this new service complete the offer of HAROPA which serves more than 600 ports in the world, showing competitive transit times; this, as a whole, opens wide development perspectives on the South Pacific area”.
BURGER FERON, a subsidiary of SEALOGIS Group, is a shipping agency company (Liner Representation, Port Services (vessel agency), with offices in Dunkirk, Le Havre, Paris & Marseille. BURGER FERON has been the shipping agency for France of the PIL line for more than ten years.
PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL LINES (PIL), a shipping company of Singapore founded in 1967, serves more than 500 destinations in 95 countries in containerised maritime transport, with also a multipurpose service mainly dedicated to West Africa from Asia. With its subsidiaries PDL, MARIANA EXPRESS Line, PIL consolidates its benchmark position in the Asia/Oceania and Pacific zones.
HAROPA, the 5th largest port complex in Northern Europe, is a joint venture between the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris. It is connected to every continent owing to a first-rate international shipping offer (linking 600 ports worldwide). It serves a vast hinterland whose core is in the Seine valley and the Paris region forming the biggest French consumer market area. With around 10 Normandy and Paris area partner ports, the "one-stop" hub now forms in France a global transport and logistics system, capable of providing a comprehensive end-to-end service. HAROPA handles over 120 million tons of cargo by sea and waterway each year. HAROPA business represents 160,000 jobs. www.haropaports.com
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