Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Major shipping company ANL Singapore Ltd and Agility, a leading global logistics provider, launched a new joint venture in PNG on July 1, 2013.
This joint venture company, named ANL Agencies PNG Ltd., will primarily handle ANL’s shipping agency business throughout PNG.
Previously the ANL agency functions had been handled by Pacific Shipping Agency (PSA), which was 100% owned and operated by Agility.
ANL - part of the major shipping company CMA CGM -has been operating vessels to PNG since
ANL operates dedicated PNG shipping services to and from Asia and Australia with services
connecting to and from any part of the world.
Agility has been operating in PNG since 1989 providing ship agency services, freight forwarding and project logistics services.
The current locations of PSA offices in Port Moresby, Lae, Madang and a Rabaul sub-agent will be the locations of the new joint venture.
Employees who currently work for PSA will transfer to the joint venture company.
ANL Agencies PNG Ltd will be headed by Greg Von Litzheim as General Manager.
Von Litzheim has vast shipping and agency expertise, and as the current head of PSA, his current involvement with ANL will ensure a smooth transition.
In a joint statement by John Lines, ANL Chief Executive Officer, and Mick Turnbull, Agility Chief Executive Officer, Australasia, both parties welcomed the opportunity for two major shipping and logistics companies to work together in a joint venture in the important PNG market.
“The establishment of ANL Agencies PNG Ltd will allow both companies to take advantage of
significant synergies for both companies and our respective clients, said Mr Lines.
“The joint venture will enable both companies continued growth in the PNG market and importantly offer a premium service to our customers.”
Mr Turnbull added, “Agility and ANL have had long and successful business relationships in many locations.
“The opportunity to work together in a partnership with ANL in PNG demonstrates our
commitment to the region.
“This joint venture further strengthens Agility’s position as the major provider of logistics and project services in PNG.”