28 Sep 2011

New shipping service links Auckland and northern Tonga

11:47 am on 28 September 2011

A new direct shipping service has begun between the northern islands of Tonga and Auckland.

The 600 tonne MV St Theresa, operated by the JAWS South Pacific Shipping Company, carries general cargo.

It's operated by the Ramanlal family in Tonga.

The MV St Theresa will provide a twice a month direct service from Auckland to Vava'u-Ha'apai and return.