Sofrana Unilines (NZ) Limited

Company Name: Sofrana Unilines (NZ) Limited

Industry: Shipping

Main Contact: Lindsay Allen

Contact Phone: +64 (9) 356 1429

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About Us: Sofrana Unilines (NZ) Limited

Sofrana Unilines is not just another shipping company, but a dedicated niche operator that has 44 years of experience in the Pacific. We operate with a fleet of 9 modern cargo vessels currently calling at 18 ports in 10 countries & territories of the Pacific.  Sofrana has 17 well established offices & agencies in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. Operating with 5000 containers of all types including dry’s, reefers and specialist equipment such as : hi cubes, flat racks, open tops and open siders (for the carriage of produce).

We work with a robust and wide spread client support base encompassing large corporate exporters, significant trading houses, mine operations, other shipping lines, small exporters and importers and freight forwarders.

To Papua New Guinea Sofrana operate the only direct services from New Zealand to Port Moresby, Lae, Lihir and Rabaul. We operate 3 vessels on a 12 day frequency, with very competitive transit times of 13 days to Port Moresby, 16 days to Lae, 21 days to Rabaul and 22 days to Lihir. We carry all types of cargoes in either a containerised mode or in a break bulk mode. The break bulk cargoes consist of plant, machinery, steel, miscellaneous equipment like conveyor systems rock crushers, dump trucks, helicopters and boats, etc.          

Our partners/agents are Express Freight Management (EFM), a very diverse logistics company with offices in Port Moresby & Lae and sub agents elsewhere. EFM provides customs clearance, storage, transport, forwarding and courier services, along with being the major coffee export container packer in Lae.