Asia’s ocean freight leader Neptune Pacific Line announced that it has acquired Pacific Direct Line (PDL) from Pacific International Lines (PIL). The acquisition will combine the business related to warehousing, logistics, depots and customs clearance services and fully integrate customers’ supply chains in more than 18 South Pacific markets.
The acquisition of PDL will strengthen Neptune’s Melanesian and Polynesian network, provide a link to Micronesia and the French territories, and enhance connectivity to global markets via strategic hubs in New Zealand and Fiji. With this acquisition Neptune will now have a specialized fleet of nine vessels dedicated to South Pacific Island trades and a team of approximately 800 people.
About Neptune Pacific Line
Neptune Pacific Line, headquartered in Sydney, Australia, is the market leader in ocean freight between Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. The company was founded in 1997 to provide container shipping services in the trades between Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Neptune Pacific Line (NPL) is part of Los Angeles based The Wonderful Company. NPL provides services between most pacific island nations and Australia and NZ as well as, Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Europe, South Africa, and North American region.