MSC has launched a new service that connects Turkey, North Africa, Portugal and Spain starting from 29 December 2022. The Turkey to North Africa service connects Mersin, Aliaga, Derince, Tekirdag, Algiers, Casablanca, Sines, Valencia, Algiers, Malta, Mersin using 4 ships of 1,100 teu that will turn in 28 days. The CONTSHIP OAK, MSC CHARLOTTE, MSC SIGMA F and MSC AZURIT F have been assigned for the first 4 voyages but MSC will be shuffling vessels on this service from its Med network. Turkey
TS Lines has launched a new China Australia 3 (CA3) service calling at Qingdao, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Nansha, Shekou, Port Kelang(W), Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Port Kelang(W), Laem Chabang, Nansha, Qingdao. The service started from 28 October 2022 with the 1,909 teu TS NAGOYA. It turns in 56 days using 8 ships of 1,700-2,700 teu.
Wan Hai has revised the rotation of its Asia America IV (AA5) transpacific service with the call at Taipei dropped while a new call at Seattle is added. The revised rotation started from November 2022 and calls at Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Long Beach, Seattle, Qingdao. The service will turn in 6 weeks but it being downgraded with just 2 ships of 3,013 teu deployed in January and February 2023, with 4 blanked sailings on each 6 week cycle.
CMA CGM has revised the rotation of its Eagle Express X (EXX) service from October 2022, with the addition of a new call at Yantian while dropping the Honolulu westbound call. The revised rotation calls at Busan, Yantian, Ningbo, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Oakland, Dutch Harbor, Busan and now turns in 7 weeks using 7 ships of 5,095-6,350 teu.
Doornekamp Lines is continuing to operate its China-Vancouver transpacific loader service using the owned 1,118 teu VALENCIA ELIZABETH D despite the sharp drop in freight rates on the route. Doornekamp Lines have been operating the ship on the transpacific route since 29 March 2022 when it was named SONGA LYNX and had taken ownership of the ship on 26 July 2022 from Songa and renamed it VALENCIA ELIZABETH D. It is the 3rd ship under Doornekamp's ownership, following its acquisition of the 857
Saigon Newport (SNP) and Vietnam Maritime Corporation (VMC) has launched a new joint service that connects Haiphong, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Haiphong. The domestic service started from 24 December 2022 with the 420 teu TAN CANG FOUNDATION at Haiphong and arrived at Can Tho on 29 December 2022. The ship is operated by SNP's Tan Cang Shipping with 2 sailings to be provided each month. The frequency will be upgraded at a later stage with VMC's VIMC Shipping to add a 610 teu ship. The service w
Hapag-Lloyd will continue to operate its dedicated China Germany Express (CGX) service using panamax ships of 4,000-5,000 teu but the sailing frequencies will be reduced with only 4 sailings to be offered in January and February 2023. The service was first launched on 9 April 2022 as a 2 port shuttle service connecting Dachan Bay and Wilhemshaven to turn in 56 days, offering a direct weekly link from China to Germany with a one way transit time of 27 days. The original plan to call at Hamburg
Wan Hai's Asia America 9 (AA9)/Asia America Service IX connecting Far East-US East Coast has been streamlined into a eastbound round-the-world rotation with a new call at Philadelphia added since 18 August 2022 as well as new calls at Balboa and Shanghai added since October 2022. The AA9 rotation calls at Haiphong, Shekou, Kaohsiung, Shanghai, Qingdao, Balboa, Charleston, Philadelphia, New York, Suez (Canal), Haiphong. The revised service avoids the persistent congestion at Norfolk and Sava
CMA CGM will add a new westbound call at Jeddah on the INDAMEX 2 service connecting the Indian Subcontinent with the US East Coast. The revised rotation will start from 1 January 2023 can call at Port Qasim, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Jeddah (new call from 11 Jan 2023), Norfolk, Charleston, Savannah, Port Qasim. The new Jeddah call will provide transhipment connections from Jordan, Djibouti, Kenya, Egypt with shorter transit times from Jeddah to Norfolk (16 days), Charleston (18 days) and Savannah
Zhonggu Shipping has expanded further outside of its core China domestic market with the launch of its new China Malaysia Indonesia (CMI) service in November 2022. The new service connects Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Port Klang, Jakarta, Surabaya, Qingdao and turns in 4 weeks using 4 ships of 1,900-2,500 teu. The 2,518 teu ZHONG GU ZHU HAI made the maiden CMI voyage from Qingdao on 12 November 2022, followed by the ZHONG GU LIN YI, ZHONG GU YING KOU and ZHONG GU NAN HAI. The move marks Zhong