GPC & ANL partnership announcement
May 12, 2023
GLADSTONE has put themselves on the map for containerisation, partnering with ANL, the lead carrier for The CMA CGM Group in Oceania.
The commencement of the ANL service will be an exciting addition to the Port of Gladstone.
Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) CEO Craig Haymes said they continue to look for opportunities to further develop and diversify trade across their three operational port precincts.
“ANL has a strong bedrock of expertise in Australia, spanning more than 60 years. As a shipping line with a diverse product offering, they understand the importance of direct connections into key regional ports,” said Mr Haymes.
“GPC is thrilled to welcome ANL to our port. This is the first step in growing container trade, and we are committed to developing and improving this trade and precinct to encourage future growth in Central Queensland.
“GPC are getting ready for major economic development, growth and trade for regional Queensland and for Australia.
“The Port of Gladstone has capacity to handle a variety of trade through its precincts, with the announcement today only further cementing our position as a leading multi commodity port.”
Already this financial year, GPC has handled more than 34 products ranging from coal and liquefied natural gas, to aluminium and agricultural products, calcite, gypsum and other minerals, while also supporting the returning cruise ship industry.
ANL’s General Manager Intra Oceania Trades, Lincoln Dundas said, “The development of our services is driven, first and foremost by the requirements of our clients. The Gladstone Hinterland is home to many export commodities including a fast-growing agricultural sector which we, in partnership with GPC look to provide support for.
“The addition of a direct call to Gladstone provides more options to importers and exporters with connections to and from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Papua New Guinea. We are excited to see what can be achieved with GPC as we expand the APR service.”
GPC have remained focused on re-establishing container trade through the Port of Gladstone, seeing this as the first step to becoming the next major container terminal on Australia’s east coast.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said this is an exciting opportunity for Queenslanders, with the announcement today highlighting GPC’s potential to develop regional trade and support jobs.
“There are so many opportunities on the horizon, and it’s fantastic to see GPC announcing the partnership today with ANL, we are seeing the lead carrier for The CMA CGM Group in Oceania calling into central Queensland,” Minister Bailey said.
“This is the first step in what really will be GPC’s expansion into new and emerging commodities, which in turn will support more good jobs – great news for Queenslanders.
“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to encouraging regional industries to use the local service as we work to build a new container hub in CQ.”
The competitive advantage container services from Gladstone will offer the market is an exciting development in the containerisation of Central Queensland.
GPC look forward to working with ANL to further develop this service into the future, ensuring the future prosperity of their communities, state and nation.