Blue Water Shipping has launched a new fortnightly service connecting Port Klang, Lihir and Brisbane using 3 multipurpose ships of 336 teu. The service will serve Newcrest Mining's operations in Lihir in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The first sailing from Port Klang was on 5 June with the BBC OCEAN that has been time chartered from Briese Schiffahrts for the service along with 2 other sister ships BBC AUSTRALIA and BBC PACIFIC.