APL has enhanced its coverage of the fastgrowing trade between China and Australia with the launch of a new weekly service in partnership with ocean carriers Cosco and PIL. The China Australia Service (CAS) will offer customers direct connections between major destinations in both countries. The service deploys fi ve ships each between 2900-2950 TEU capacity on a weekly loop. The vessels will have signifi cant refrigerated and climate-controlled cargo handling capabilities to service growing demand for fresh produce. “China’s growth continues to exceed expectations and its trade with Australia is becoming increasingly important,” said Dan Ryan, president of APL Greater China.