Australia whilst distant from major world markets geographically is nevertheless well integrated into global markets. Rich in natural resources, minerals and agricultural products form Australia’s leading Export segments. From iron ore, coal, nickel and gold to soft commodities such as; wheat, wool, timber and livestock. It’s in the ground and on the ground where Australia has narrowed its economic focus and for which now earns its riches.
2017 sees the closure of the last remaining car manufacturing plants in Australia, adding to the steady decline in general manufacturing viability. The country’s main Import commodities are; motor vehicles, machinery, computers & electronics, furniture and general retail consumables such as clothing and homeware. Due to proximity to markets, Australia’s key trading partners are located throughout the Pacific Basin, particularly Asia.
PORT’S EQUIPMENT :
- 929m quay length (4 berths)
- 14 m depth alongside
- 49 hectare terminal area
- 8 quay cranes (3 x super post panamax / 1 x post panamax / 4 x panamax)
The now weekly in frequency NASP service connects Australia directly and swiftly to its historical trading partners in Europe and the USA. Being some of the hungriest consumers of our premium Beef, Lamb & Dairy products, sailing from Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne the service reaches Philadelphia in <38 days and London Gateway in <45 days. Australia routinely supplies these markets with in excess of 350K ton of red meat per annum. We’re talking some 20K Reefer containers!
NASP’s premium direct route also provides the thirsty Wine market with assistance in the carriage of an annual flow of circa 400 million litres of quality AU plonk. Cheers to that.
MARFRET IN MELBOURNE
Established in 1999, Seaway Agencies (not sure if you want to mention ‘operating as Marfret Australia Pty Ltd’), has been proficiently representing Marfret Compagnie Maritime since 2005. Seaway Agencies support offices in each of the main Australian Ports with an experienced and enthusiastic team that is available to manage all manner of shipping functions. Headquartered in Melbourne, Seaway Agencies provides customers with localized tailored solutions whilst priding themselves on a can do attitude and premium customer satisfaction. Seaway Agencies through its affiliate divisions can also assist its customers with landside supply chain solutions including transport, warehousing, brokerage and specialized consultancy services.