In the beginning
New Pacific Line (Newpac) was incorporated in 2002 as a dedicated liner service between Asia and the Pacific Islands. In its earlier days, it was predominantly involved with the carriage of breakbulk cargo such the regular cement contracts between Philippines and the South Pacific Islands. Schedules and ports were invariably dictated by incentive calls.
In 2006, Newpac was acquired by Schoeller Holdings Group. Since then, the company had refocused and concentrated on providing a more reliable schedule, and accepting breakbulk, project and containerised cargo. Newpac managed and operated its services from Auckland.
Relocation of Regional Office
The Group had long recognized the attraction and value that Singapore can offer as an international maritime centre and major hub. Following restructuring within the Group, New Pacific Line Pte Ltd was incorporated in September 2009 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Schoeller Asia Holdings in Singapore, taking over the Regional Head Office responsibilities from Auckland.
The new office is located at Suntec Tower Two where some of the other Schoeller Holdings Group subsidiaries , such as Austral Asia Line, Horizon Shipping Agencies and Columbia Shipmanagement, are located.
At the centre of growing Asian markets
Having re-positioned ourselves as a premier container, general and project liner service provider,the relocation to Singapore placed Newpac strategically closer to the fast growing markets in Asia .We are focused on direct and closer contacts with our customers. Schedule integrity is another key Newpac service factor.
Niche market player
Newpac operates 2x 1700 teus high specification containerships with breakbulk capabilities in the niche markets between North and South East Asia and Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. We offer a liner service every 21 days calling S. Korea (Pusan), People’s Republic of China (Qingdao, Shanghai and Ningbo), Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea ( Lae, Rabaul and Port Moresby) and the Solomon Islands (Honiara) .
In addition, we also offer a service every 28 days between South East Asia (Port Klang, Singapore and Jakarta) and Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby and Lae).
Extending beyond direct ports
Through partnerships with several reliable feeder operators, Newpac is able to accept cargo to/from ports which are not direct main port calls. Singapore , Hong Kong and Pusan serve as main hubs for Asia, Europe and USA while Lae is the transshipment port for the other Papua New Guinea outports. Within the scheduled main port calls, Newpac is always able to make ad-hoc direct port calls for project cargo on inducement basis.
Acceptance of Breakbulk, COC and SOC
Newpac operates a regular fleet of leased General Purpose and open-top containers in addition to owned flat-racks to cater for general and out of gauge cargo and most classes of IMDG cargo .
We also accept Shipper’s Own Containers (SOCs) from Main Line Operators, Nvoccs and other container owners.
In addition, we regularly provide sufficient space to accomodate breakbulk project or general cargo with individual units up to 58 mtons.