The shipping conglomerate Maersk Line, with partner Inchcape Shipping Services, has announced new port calls in Papua New Guinea.
In addition to existing port calls of Port Moresby and Lae, Maersk is adding direct calls to the northern ports of Madang and Wewak.
Container News reported that Maersk said this service expansion would further help provide customers in PNG with "competitive and reliable transport solutions".
It wanted to enable faster transit times from these key ports to the rest of the world.
Maersk said its vessels would call Port Moresby-Lae-Madang-Wewak on each voyage through PNG.
The New Britain ports of Rabaul and Kimbe will continue to be serviced with domestic coastal relay from Lae.