Australia & New Zealand-United States

About Australia New Zealand-United States Discussion Agreement

ANZUSDA is an association of ocean carriers registered under Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and also with the US Federal Maritime Commission.  The carriers provide liner shipping services from Australia and New Zealand to the USA.

The main objective of each the agreement is to promote adequate, economical and efficient direct services from Australia and New Zealand to a range of ports in on the West and East coasts of the USA, and to other points and ports via transshipment.

Service details – West Coast USA

The member lines operate a vessel sharing agreement ulitising eleven vessels running between Australia, New Zealand, and West Coast. 78 sailing per year are provided (52 weekly and 26 fornightly) with a comprehensive port range and optimum transit times. The service is divided into two port rotational strings: Pacific North West and Pacific South West.

Load ports:

Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Auckland and Tauranga.

Note Fremantle and Tasmania are served via Melbourne. Brisbane is served via Sydney or Tauranga/Auckland.

Discharge ports:

Seattle, Long Beach, Oakland and Honolulu.

Service details – East Coast USA

The member lines provide a total of 78 sailings per year on their various services to the US East Coast with a comprehensive port range and fast transit times.

Load ports:

Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Timaru, Port Chalmers, Napier, Auckland and Tauranga

Note Fremantle and Tasmania are served via Melbourne and some lines service Brisbane via Sydney or Tauranga/Auckland. Wellington is serviced via Napier and Nelson via Auckland.

Discharge ports:

Savannah and Philadelphia and other ECNA/Gulf ports via transshipment at hub port en route.

The importance of the Australian frozen and chilled meat trade with the USA is reflected in the large reefer container carrying capacity of all vessels employed in these East Coast and West Coast trades.

ANZUSDA Member Lines
  • Hamburg Sud
  • Hapag-Lloyd Ltd
  • MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co S.A.
  • ANL
  • CMA CGM S.A.
  • Maersk Line
Contact Details

Andrew Chittenden
GM, Liner Services
Phone:  (02) 9266 9908
Email:  achittenden@shippingaustralia.com.au