June 26 - Brisbane-based Neptune Pacific Line (NPL) has launched a scheduled over-dimensional cargo and bulk liner shipping service from Australia to Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. The line has also appointed Sullivans (SI) Limited Shipping In Honiara a

The line's multipurpose ship Scarlett Lucy will be servicing the Brisbane-Port Vila-Honiara-Nauru route. The service will operate on a monthly basis with a transit time from Brisbane to Port Vila of five days and nine days to Honiara.