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Wan Hai withdraws Japan Korea Haiphong (JKH) service

Wan Hai's Japan Korea Haiphong (JKH) service will be withdrawn with the last sailing by the 1,510 teu WAN HAI 281 that will end at Shekou on 2 July 2023. The service deployed 3 ships of 1,500-1,800 teu on a 21 days round trip that called at Moji, Hakata, Ulsan, Busan, Kwangyang, Keelung, Kaohsiung, Nansha, Haiphong, Qinzhou, Hong Kong, Shekou, Xiamen, Moji.


Market Pulse – 2023 Week 26

Register Free Trial [] Market sentiment remains bearish with freight rates still slipping. The SCFI declined further in the holiday-shortened week in China, led by the rapid drop in Transpacific rates. Although carriers are pushing for another transpacific GRI on 1 July, the failure of the last 4 attempts will hurt their credibility with lines putting little effort to remove capacity while utilisation rates remain well below the level requ


Grimaldi launch Europe-ANZ roro service

Grimaldi has introduced a new container/roro service connecting Europe and ANZ with an irregular monthly frequency. The maiden voyage was made by the 31,340 dwt GRANDE COTONOU (1,800 teu/5,770 lane meters) from 3 April 2023 that called at Southampton, Bremerhaven, Antwerp, Gioia Tauro, Jeddah, Melbourne, Auckland. After the Auckland call on 4 June 2023, the ship will make a return trip to Europe via Busan, Shanghai, Laem Chabang.


X-Press Feeders offer Colombo-West Coast India (CWC) connection through slots on CMA CGM/OOCL service

X-Press Feeders have introduced a new Colombo West Coast India (CWC) service through slots on CMA CGM/OOCL's Bangladesh India Gulf Express that is operated with 4 ships of 1,700 teu. The full service rotation calls at Chittagong, Colombo, New Mangalore, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Jebel Ali, Abu Dhabi, Chittagong, with X-Press' CWC offering only the Colombo, New Mangalore, Nhava Sheva leg of the service.


Charter Rates Falter as Carriers Forced to Reconsider Peak Season Deployment Plans

Charter rates are starting to falter with carriers forced to reconsider their peak season deployment plans especially on the transpacific where demand has remained very weak while the risk of an escalation in port congestion has been substantially lowered following the ILWU agreement reached last week. The sharp decline in transpacific rates has already forced all the new carriers apart from Swire/UWL out from the trade, with Pasha and CU Lines the latest micro-carriers to withdraw. The increas


Namsung, ONE, PIL & TSL team up to launch Korea-China-Straits (NFS/KC2/KCS/KMV2) service

Namsung, ONE, PIL and TS Lines are coming together to launch a new Korea-China-Straits service starting from 6 July 2023. The new service will call at Busan, Kwangyang, Shanghai, Shekou, Singapore, Port Klang, Penang, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Nansha, Busan using 4 ships of 2,000-2,900 teu, with each partner to deploy one ship each. The service will be branded respectively as the New Far East Straits (NFS) by Namsung, Korea China Straits 2 (KC2) by ONE, Korea-China-Straits (KCS) by PIL and


Sidra Line introduces Egypt Express Service (EXS)

Sidra Line will introduce a new Turkey-Egypt Express Service (EXS) connecting Izmit, Ambarli, Aliaga, Alexandria, Izmit from 7 July 2023 with the 707 teu FATMA. The service will provide connections between Turkey and Eqypt with a 4-5 day transit time, with sailings every 10 days. It will also connect at Izmit and Ambarli to Sidra's Libya Express (LYX) and Novorossiysk Express (NVX) to provide relay connections between Egypt with Libya and Russia respectively.


HMM to launch new FE-India-Med service

HMM will launch a new Far East-India-Med (FIM) service from 1 August 2023 that connects Busan, Kwangyang, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Singapore, Port Klang, Kattupalli, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Karachi, Jeddah, Damietta, Piraeus, Genoa, Valencia, Barcelona, Piraeus, Damietta, Jeddah, Karachi, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Kattupali, Singapore, Dachan Bay, Busan. The service will be independently operated by HMM and turns in 84 days with 12 ships of 4,700 to 8,600 teu. The service will replace HMM's current Ch


Akkon Lines launch Turkiye Europe Service (TES)

Akkon Lines have introduced a new Turkiye Europe Service (TES) connecting Gemlik, Gebze, Ambarli, Aliaga, Salerno, Genoa, Casablanca, Tilbury, Antwerp, Casablanca, Castellon, Misurata, Gemlik. The TES service started on 1 June 2023 from Gemlik with the 698 teu ALOPO. The service will deploy 3 ships of 600 to 1,100 teu on a 10-11 day frequency on a full rotation of 33 days. The new service is a combination of Akkon's current West Europe Casa Service (WES) that connects Antwerp, Casablanca, Ant


Container Volumes Recover Slightly in May, Led by India and Singapore

Container volumes recovered slightly in May, with flash estimates showing a 1.4% month-on-month increase over April although it is still 1.6% lower compared to the same month last year. Year to date growth remains negative at -1.8% over the first 5 months of the year. The Indian sub-continent was one of the key bright spots with May volumes up 9.8% yoy. The 2 main Indian ports of Mundra and Nhava Sheva both recorded healthy volumes with YTD volume growth reaching 8.0% and 6.3% respectively. S

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