The TFA, which was registered in May 1998 under Part X of the Trade Practices Act (now known as The Competition and Consumer Act 2010), aims to promote efficient and economic shipping services from Australia to North and East Asia. The TFA is an association of nine member lines offering Australian exporters a variety of services from both the East and West coasts to Australia.
Between the twelve member lines of TFA, six weekly services are deployed from South and East coast of Australia comprising 34 vessels that provide 312 voyages annually with fast transit times and the most comprehensive port coverage in North and East Asia.
The range of ports covered by South and East coast services is as follows:
Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Note Adelaide and Tasmanian ports are served via Melbourne.
China – Shekou, Xiamen, Yantian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo and Nansha.
Taiwan – Kaohsiung
Japan – Yokohama, Osaka
Korea – Busan
Other ports are served by transshipment
Additionally various TFA members provide exporters a wide choice of weekly sailings from Fremantle to ports across the North and East Asia region via Singapore.
TFA Member Lines
- COSCO Container Lines Co Ltd
- Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd
- Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd
- Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha
- Orient Overseas Container Line
- MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. S.A.
- Hyundai Merchant Marine
- Hamburg Sudamerikanische Dampschiffahrts-Gellschaft KG
- China Shipping Container Lines Co Ltd
GM, Liner Services
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