Pacific Forum Line has announced a few changes to its Southpac service.
The Southern Lily 2 will depart from the service in mid-May and will be replaced by the Southern Lily 3. Toward the end of the month, the Southern Cross will also depart from the service and will be replaced by the Southern Fleur.
With the exception of the first voyage of the Southern Lily 3 into Pago Pago, American Samoa, both the Southern Fleur and Southern Lily 3 will be calling Auckland, New Zealand; Suva, Fiji; Lautoka, Fiji; Apia, Samoa; Pago Pago; Nuku’alofa, Tonga; and Auckland again. Each port in this trade will be called at every 10 days.
The Southern Moana will replace the Southern Fleur on its current trade (New Zealand; Nouméa, New Caledonia; Fiji; Vanuatu; and New Zealand) starting on May 27 May in Auckland, voyage 239, and servicing the same ports with the same schedule frequency.
The carrier will also increase rates on its northbound trade from Australia to Fiji in June. The hike will be $100 per 20-foot container and $200 per 40-foot container for all full containerload, general, “freight all kind” and refrigerated cargo. This will be effective from the Capitaine Tasman, voyage 122N, with estimated sailing dates of June 5 from Melbourne, June 8 from Sydney and June 11 from Brisbane in Australia.