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CMA CGM launches new West Africa Feeders

CMA CGM is launching a couple of West African Feeders. Central Range Feeder, calling Abidjan, Monrovia, San Pedro, Takoradi, Abidjan on weekly basis with two 1,338 teu ships, will start on 23 March with ATLANTIC SILVER at Abidjan. The second ship CMA CGM NOUADHIBOU will phase in on 13 April at Abidjan. Both ships have been deployed at CMA CGM's Wazzan Service, which goes between ports at Straits of Gibraltar and West Africa. North Range Feeder, calling Dakar, Banjul, Darkar on once every 9-da


ZIM launches new Caribbean Service

Zim launches Caribbean Gulf Express (CGX) that will rotate through Kingston, Houston, Mobile, Kingston with two vessels on 14-day round trip. 1,100 teu CONTSHIP DON will phase in on 14 April at Houston while 1,496 teu WARNOW MASTER will phase in on 15 April at Kingston. Until recently, both vessels have been deployed in ZIM's Intra-East Mediterranean. They will both take a single voyage in ZIM's ZIM Container Service Atlantic to be positioned to the US East Coast before joining CGX.


Transfar Shipping not owned by Worldwide Logistics and is not an affiliate of Safetrans Line.

Transfar Shipping has informed Linerlytica that it is not owned by Worldwide Logistics and is not an affiliate of Safetrans Line. Transfar Shipping was established in Singapore in 2018 and operates independently on the transpacific trade since 2021.

Vasi Shipping introduces East/South Africa service

Vasi Shipping has launched a new service connecting from the Far East to East and South Africa. The service started on 30 December 2022 and calls at Port Klang, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Jebel Ali, Mombasa, Durban, Port Klang, Ningbo, Port Klang. It deploys the 1,756 teu NORDPANTHER and 1,723 teu GREEN HOPE on a 60-70 day rotation with sailings once a month. The service caters exclusively for SOC (Shipper Owned Container) cargo.


JJ Shipping Launches CHH3

Shanghai Jin Jiang Shipping (JJ Shipping) is launching CHH3, a new connection between China and Vietnam. This new weekly service will turnaround in 14-days going through Qingdao, Shanghai, Nansha, Haiphong, Shanghai, Qingdao with two vessels. The 1,098 teu MILD JAZZ will phase in on 7 March at Nansha. MILD JAZZ has been servicing in JJ Shipping's Four Season Express or CHH2, which connects Japan, East China and Vietnam.


SeaLead to launch Australia-India ASIA service

SeaLead will launch a new Australia-Indian Subcontinent service branded as the ASIA service from 20 March. The service will start from 20 March 2023 with the 4,250 teu REN JIAN 26 and call at Port Klang, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Port Klang, Karachi, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Port Klang. The service will be operate on an irregular basis with only 2 ships with a frequency of 20-30 days, with plans to increase the frequency in the second half of 2023. SeaLead's ASIA service port rotation


China export Index and anecdotal contrast

The latest China manufacturing PMI new export order index reported as 52.4 before market open on 1 March, suggesting the strongest expansion since March 2011. (source: National Bureau of Statistics). The PMI indices measure sequential changes and value above 50 for this index suggests expansion. Since January 2011 this index has produced only 51 expansionary values against 95 contractionary values. This latest print of 52.4 however contrasts with the anecdotal stories we heard about the current


Market Pulse – 2023 Week09

Register Free Trial [] Containership charter market activity is picking up with carriers pushing ahead with new capacity plans despite the soft freight market. Maersk continues to lose ground with the highest number of ships idled at the moment while MSC is still taking on fresh charters and second hand acquisitions despite also having a number of idled ships. Demand is mismatched across different sizes, with the surplus ships over 5,000 t


ZIM eCommerce Xpress service is suspended

Zim has withdrawn the ZIM eCommerce Xpress (ZEX) service with the last sailing by the 4,253 teu ALEXANDER BAY that will complete its current voyage at Busan on 30 March 2023. The ZEX was launched in June 2020 to cater for the increased demand on the transpacific following the COVID-19 crisis and was originally designed to call only at Yantian, Dachan Bay, Los Angeles on a 35 day round trip using 5 ships of 4,250 teu. The ZEX marked the return of Zim to the Pacific Southwest after making an ex


Milaha & X-Press Feeders launch India-UAE-Qatar-Saudi service

Milaha and X-Press Feeders are teaming up to launch a new India-UAE-Qatar-Saudi service connecting Jebel Ali, Khalifa Port, Nhava Sheva, Hazira, Mundra, Jebel Ali, Hamad, Dammam, Jebel Ali. The service is branded as the India Middle East X-Press service (IMEX) by X-Press Feeders and it is an extended version of the current Nhava Sheva Doha Express (NDX) operated by Milaha with the addition of new calls at Khalifa, Hazira and Dammam. The service started on 15 February 2023 and turns in 3 weeks

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