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RCL revises Singapore-Philippines RSP6 service

Regional Container Lines (RCL) has revised its RCL Singapore-South Philippines 6 (RSP6) service with new calls at Zamboanga and Bintulu in East Malaysia. The revised service will connect Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga, Bintulu, Singapore, Cebu starting from 9 November 2022 with the 1,018 teu DANU BHUM on a 14-16 day frequency. RCL started its business in the Philippines in 1988, at the Port of Manila and was the first common feeder vessel to serve the port of Cebu and Davao in the early 90s.


Arctic Container Line adds Germany-Norway feeder service

Arctic Container Line has added a second feeder service with the launch of the Germany-Norway service on 13 November 2022 with the 712 teu RS MISTRAL. The new service calls at Bremerhaven, Hamburg and the Norwegian ports of Egersund, Tananger, Haugesund, Bergen, Florø, Ålesund and Orkanger. Arctic Container Line was established in March 2022 as a subsidiary of the Myklebusthaug Group of Norway to operate container feeder services between Europe and Scandinavia. It launched its first service on


CMA CGM 3Q earnings down 7% QoQ

On 25 Nov, CMA CGM reported 3Q earnings which was down 7% QoQ driven by 3% QoQ lower freight rates and 9% QoQ higher OPEX. Main delta for OPEX increase are fuel and chartering expenses. CMA CGM’s group level profit margin is lower than that of the liner industry average, being affected by the less profitable logistics businesses. However, CMA CGM enjoys relatively better capital efficiency on less idle cash on its balance sheet, which helps CMA CGM deliver a Return on Equity ratio on par with


SeaLead updates FAM service

SeaLead Shipping has upgraded its Far East to Middle East (FAM) with the addition of new port calls at Dammam and Hamad. The updated FAM service will call at Qingdao, Xingang, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Hamad, Qingdao starting with the call by the 6,966 teu TIMON at Dammam on 15 November 2022 and Hamad on 16 November 2022. The service is currently operated with 5 ships of 4,500-6,900 teu.


AD Ports launch new Pakistan-Gulf-Red Sea-East Africa service

The 3 AD Ports shipping companies - Safeen Feeders, Transmar and Global Feeder Shippping (GFS) - will launch a new service connecting Karachi, Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Jeddah, Aqaba, Sokhna, Adabiya, Port Sudan, Djibouti. The service is scheduled to start in December 2022, with further details still to be advised.


ZIM: Agility To Be Tested

ZIM has slashed its 4Q 2022 EBIT earnings forecast to $440m from $740m, compared to $1,554m in 3Q 2022 due to falling freight rates and weaker liftings. Although ZIM has emphasized its commercial and operational agility, this will be tested over the next 2 years as it takes delivery of more than 50 newbuildings and committed vessel charters that will raise its operated capacity by some 70% (before charter redeliveries). Zim’s heavy reliance on chartered tonnage since its financial restructurin


Market Pulse – 2022 Week46

Register Free Trial [] Freight rates slipped further last week with weakening demand continuing to pull down capacity utilisation on the Transpacific and Asia-North Europe routes. Rate pressure has shifted to the Asia-Europe trades with carriers still unwilling to remove any capacity on the route as the the temporary blank sailings in October have mostly resumed their regular sailings. The FE-USEC routes are also under pressure, forcing Zi


ARRC Line starts new Russia-India service

ARRC Line has launched a new service connecting Russia and India. The service started on 3 September 2022 with the 1,829 teu general cargo vessel ATLANTIC NAVIGATOR II. The service connects St Petersburg and Nhava Sheva with a turnaround of 55 days. ARRC Line has also added a second ship, the 749 teu LIDER HALIL that made a Novorossiysk, Mersin, Nhava Sheva trip on 25 October. ARRC Line operates regular services connecting St Petersburg with Philadelphia and Baltimore on the US East Coast as


Jin Jiang Shipping launches new Dalian-Japan (DJH/DJK) butterfly service

Jin Jiang Shipping has launched a new butterfly service that connects Dalian with the Kanto and Kansai ports in Japan. The new service is branded as the Dalian-Japan Hanshin/Dalian-Japan Kanto (DJH/DJK) and will call Dalian, Osaka, Kobe, Dalian, Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Dalian. The service started on 5 November 2022 and deploys 3 ships - the 1,118 teu JJ SUN with the 698 teu HAI SU 6 and HAI SU 7


CNC launch new China Southeast Asia (CSE1) service

CNC Line, the intra-Asian subsidiary of CMA CGM, has launched a new China Southeast Asia (CSE1) service that connects Dalian, Incheon, Ningbo, Shanghai, Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Manila, Quinhon, Chu Lai, Dalian The service started on 11 October 2022 with the 1,756 teu CNC PLUTO from Dalian. 4 ships of 1,012-1,952 teu are deployed on this service.

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