Shipping lines reference: PFL
Shipping line PFL
The parent, Pacific Forum Line Limited is registered in Apia, Samoa. The operating arm - Pacific Forum Line (NZ) Limited - is located in Auckland, New Zealand. We take pride in our service, facilities, heritage and staff. We form long term affiliations with our customers, some of whom have been clients since Pacific Forum Line began. We value our clients highly; they are the people who make it all happen. Our mission is to meet the shipping and transport needs of Pacific customers with an efficient, reliable and profitable service.
There are twelve shareholders of Pacific Forum Line. They are the governments of the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Tuvalu. Each has a different financial stake in the company, but all have equal voting rights.
On the water operations
Pacific Forum Line vessels operate on five routes that connect the Pacific Islands to New Zealand and Australia. They provide an important link between the countries of the South Pacific.
We offer regular and cost effective services from Madang in the west to Rarotonga in the east, and Rabaul in the north to Lyttelton in the south. We have built a reputation for being the best shipping service in our part of the Pacific.
We carry containerised and break-bulk cargo on our New Zealand and Australian vessels. We also carry bulk liquids to and from Australia on two vessels that were designed with purpose-built tanks.
A shipping line is only as good as its shore-side servicing, so we select highly skilled and motivated people to represent us. To ensure we offer a consistently high standard of service, we have set up divisions of Pacific Forum Line in most of our ports.
Packing and unpacking facilities
Our packing/unpacking depots in Auckland, Suva, Lautoka and Apia are part of a network that has spread throughout the Pacific to combine small shipments into full container loads.
In New Zealand and some island ports we offer freight forwarding services. Our PFL Cargo division specialises in sea freight and air freight of shipments that are less than a container load. Our services include full document preparation, packing and shrink wrapping of cargo, and door-to-door transportation.
At all our ports, we have professional offices and agents that look after the transhipment of our customers' cargo to ports not visited by Pacific Forum Line ships. Our partnerships with international carriers such as Maersk Line, Polynesia Line, Tasman Orient Line and Swire Shipping help us to ensure the Pacific region stays in touch with the rest of the world.
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