Gold Star Line (GSL), OOCL and PIL have launched a new service connecting China and Malaysia, marketed respectively as the CM1, CSS3 and CSS. The service was originally scheduled to start on 18 December but the first sailing was delayed at 24 December, serving Qingdao, Shanghai, Xiamen, Nansha, Singapore, Port Klang, Penang, Port Klang, Pasir Gudang, Nansha, Qingdao. It will deploy 4 ships of 2,500 to 2,800 teu, with GSL providing 2 ships, the 2,872 teu AS CASPRIA and 2,554 teu ALS VESTA, whil
The Ellerman name is revived by Iain Liddell for a new service connecting China to the UK but the service will be marketed under the UniOcean Lines brand. The service has kicked off on with the 2,464 teu BUXHANSA that called at Ningbo on 7 December 2021 and Dachan Bay on 11 December. The ship is currently heading to the Tilbury in the UK. Ellerman has also taken the newly delivered 2,756 teu CAPE HELLAS, that has been chartered for 30 months at a reported daily rate of $54k. The ship docked at
DP World's Feedertech and X-Press Feeders have started a new Straits India Service (SIS)/Straits India X-Press (SIX) that call at Singapore, Port Klang, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Singapore. The service will turn in 3 weeks with 3 ships of 1,570 to 1,790 teu. The maiden voyage was performed by Feedertech's 1,714 teu ORNELLA from Singapore on 25 November 2021. Feedertech will also deploy the 1,794 teu AS SICILIA with X-Press providing the 1,794 teu HAIAN MIND. The service will call at the DP World ter
HMM has launched a new Far East-India-Latin America (FIL) service that will call at Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Singapore, Kattupalli, Durban, Santos, Paranagua, Itapoa, Itajai, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Busan. The first sailing was on 7 December 2021 with the 3,190 teu HYUNDAI GOODWILL. 7 ships of 3,190 to 3,650 teu will be deployed the service will a full rotation that will take 12 weeks in total. The service will initially run on a fortnightly frequency and is expe
ZIM has launched a new ZIM Med-ISC (ZMI) service connecting Israel and Turkey to the Indian subcontinent. 4 panamax ships of 4,250-4,310 teu will be deployed on the new service that calls at Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Colombo, Haifa, Mersin, Ambarli, Mundra. The first sailing is scheduled on 17 December 2021 with the 4,250 teu SEASPAN FELIXSTOWE, to be followed by SEASPAN DALIAN, TONGALA and KOTA LAGU. ZIM Med-ISC (ZMI) service route
MSC is continuing with its vessel retrofit program, with ships of over 20 years being given new leases of life. The 2001 built MSC SINES R completed its retrofit in Gemak Tuzla in August 2021 The 3,430 teu MSC SINES R is a recent addition to the retrofitted fleet, having undergone an extensive renovation at the Turkish Gemak Tuzla shipyard from June to August 2021. 3 of the ship's 4 cranes were removed, and a hybrid SOx scrubber was installed at the same time. The ship was originally built by
The scrapping of MATSONIA (see https://www.linerlytica.com/cms/oldest-containership-sent-for-scrap/ [/cms/oldest-containership-sent-for-scrap/]) brings the total number of containerships deleted in 2021 to 26 ships for 19,676 teu. This is the lowest level of containership scrapping since 2005 when just 12 ships for 4,910 teu were deleted. The vessel deletions are well down from the peak of 223 ships for 696,552 teu recorded in 2016 which marked the worst year for the container shipping market.
Matson has finally sent the 48 year old container/roro ship MATSONIA for scrap. The ship was towed for her final journey on 21 December 2021 from its lay up location in Oakland to Brownsville in Texas where she will be scrapped. MATSONIA is to be towed for its final journey from Oakland to BrownsvilleThe MATSONIA was delivered on 11 December 1973 by Sun Shipbuilding in Chester to Matson. It was the fifth RORO trailership of the Ponce de Leon class built by Sun Shipbuilding and has remained und
Seaspan has ordered ten 15,000 teu containerships that will run on LNG fuel, with a 12 year charter arrangement to ZIM
First new entrant on the Asia-North Europe route since 2004.