As the largest barrier reef in the world, the Great Barrier Reef sits off the northeast coast of Queensland, Australia in the Coral Sea. The reef extends northwest and southeast for more than 1,250 miles, at an offshore distance ranging from 10 to 100 miles, and spans an area of 135,000 square miles. The Great Barrier Reef was added to the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1981.
The reef is composed off some 2,900 individual reefs and more than 900 fringing reefs. The Great Barrier Reef is home to more than 300 species of coral, anemones, sponges, worms, gastropods, lobsters, crayfish, prawns, and crabs. Additionally, more than 1,500 species of fish can be found living on the Great Barrier Reef, including the clown fish- commonly known as the star of Finding Nemo.
Troy Container Line is proud to offer importing and exporting services to and from Australia. Whether you are crossing the Pacific or Indian Ocean, Troy Container Line is ready to navigate your cargo’s course.