LINX Port Services, part of LINX Cargo Care Group (LINX CCG), is thrilled to announce the continuation of our partnership with Höegh Autoliners (Hoegh) for another five years. This long-standing relationship reflects a positive track record of service excellence, where we’ve provided consistent quality stevedoring services for Höegh across Australia and New Zealand, at ports including Fremantle, Melbourne, Port Kembla, Brisbane, Adelaide and Newcastle, as well as a regular service into Auckland.
We’ve achieved a lot together over the past 20 years, and most notably now, we are working closely with Höegh’s Australian management team to deliver a prototype PCC operations digital solution that will provide Höegh and their customers with live vessel discharge information and vehicle location and availability. This platform will build towards a full Information Technology (IT) solution by integrating with Höegh’s IT to include improved vessel stowage planning and on-vessel cargo positioning, delivering efficiency benefits in space on the vessel and time to load/discharge.
LINX CCG’s Chief Commercial Officer, Chris Simpson said, “We are extremely excited to continue our long-term and valued relationship with Höegh and we look forward to enhancing our services working with this highly successful shipping brand.”
Höegh Autoliners Oceania Owners’ Representative, Brendan Wallis said Höegh’s long relationship with LINX as has allowed the company to continue to operate through a range of challenging environments. “We have been working with LINX since our first vessels arrived in Australia and New Zealand, and their quality focus and reliable service has helped us grow our business together year on year.”
“Stevedoring is such a crucial component to our service and I really look forward to continuing to work together,” Wallis said.
Höegh operates a global network of deep-sea trades with Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) vessels and is the pioneer of deep-sea transportation of cars which started in the late 1960s. Across 50 years in the industry, Höegh has developed extensive experience in handling rolling cargo of all types. From new motor vehicles to breakbulk and project cargo handled on roll trailers, Höegh vessels are specially designed for the smooth and safe transportation of a wide variety of cargoes. Höegh now operate more than 3,000 port calls annually.
Over the past five years the Höegh fleet has been renewed, with many old vessels being phased out and new vessels being built or chartered in. The New Horizon vessel is Höegh’s latest vessel model and the world’s largest PCTC with 14 decks, covering an area of 71,400 m² – the same area as 10 soccer fields. This enhanced flexibility, larger capacity and optimised hull and energy efficiency, reduces the vessel’s environmental impact and ensure a better service for Höegh’s customers. LINX is proud to partner with such an environmentally focused company and these new vessels are a pleasure for our stevedoring teams to work on due to the much-improved safety and productivity aspects.
As Höegh continues to invest in its global fleet for years to come, LINX looks forward providing expert and innovative stevedoring solutions in support.