Sofrana ANL is a regional shipping line based in the South Pacific. For 50 years we have provided vital shipping links between New Zealand, Australia, and the South Pacific Islands.

The SOciété FRAnçaise de NAvigation had humble beginnings in 1968, shuttling a single small vessel between the French Overseas Territories of New Caledonia and Wallis & Futuna.

Independently or in joint ventures with other lines, today we operate a modern fleet of ten geared multi-purpose vessels on eight trade-lanes, servicing twenty ports in eleven countries.





Sofrana ANL offers tailor-made cargo shipping services to a wide range of clients including large corporate and industrial customers, other shipping lines, freight forwarders, trading houses, small exporters, and private individuals.

Since cargo mode availability can vary, Sofrana ANL will customise a shipping solution for your specific cargo, depending on the trade-lane’s ship specifications and the handling infrastructure available at load and discharge ports.

If you aren’t located near one of Sofrana ANL’s main load ports in New Zealand or Australia, we can arrange intermodal transport via road, rail or coastal shipping to connect with our international services.







Our extensive South Pacific network is shown on the map below. To see details of port rotations and vessels employed on each individual trade-lane, hover your mouse over the coloured tabs on the right-hand side.

As a member of the CMA CGM Group under the ANL umbrella since 2017, we can now provide a vast range of global connections using regional transhipment hubs to link our trades with the Group’s global services.

Ports on different trade-lanes within our network can also be easily linked from one service to another via transhipment connection options in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. Check with our Commercial Team for details.


Sofrana ANL strives to provide a premium product to our customers, to create a point of difference from our niche market position, and to maintain our status as one of the most trusted and reliable regional operators in the South Pacific.
Benoît Marcenac, Managing Director

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38 Ponsonby Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand

P.O. Box 3614 Shortland Street, Auckland, New Zealand

TELEPHONE: +64 9 356 1400
FAX: +64 9 356 1429

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1300 551 845
(from within Australia)