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2M and ZIM to end their Asia-East Med and Asia-PNW partnerships

ZIM will relaunch its standalone ZIM Med Pacific (ZMP) service in April 2022 after a 3 year absence as the ZIM/2M partnership arrangement on the Asia-East Med and Asia-PNW will be terminated. ZIM will revive ZMP that was first launched in April 2017 as part of ZIM's network revamp at that time, deploying 15 ships of 4,200 teu to 5,900 teu to cover the Med-Asia-US Pacific Northwest route. The original ZMP was withdrawn in March 2019 after ZIM started its strategic cooperation with the 2M (Maer


Pasha to upgrade Costco Transpacific service

The transpacific extra loader service operated by Pasha exclusively for US warehouse retailer Costco will be upgraded to a regular service later this year. The Pasha/Costco service was launched on 12 August 2021 with the 2,741 teu POSEN, followed by the 2,741 teu AS CARLOTTA on 1 September 2021 and 2,194 teu QUEEN ESTHER on 3 October 2021. The 3 ships were chartered by Pasha on initial periods of 12 months at between $70,ooo and $80,000 per day. The service currently runs on an irregular sche


Zim introduce new Thailand Yangon Express (TYX)

Zim will launch a new Thailand Yangon Express (TYX) service on 7 January 2022. The service will call at Singapore, Port Klang, Thilawa, Yangon, Port Klang, Singapore on a


Zim launches new Yangon Star service

Zim will launch a new weekly Yangon Star (YGS) service that will connect Nansha, Port Klang, Yangon, Port Klang, Nansha using three ships of 1,100 teu. The first sailing is scheduled on 26 February from Nansha with the 1,134 teu ASIATIC KING. The service will allow connections to and from Yangon with transhipment at Nansha and Port Klang.


23 South Korea-SE Asia carriers fined

The Korean Fair Trade Commission has imposed a fine of KRW 96.23B on 23 carriers operating on the South Korea-Southeast Asia route. The decision and corrective order were announced on 18 January 2022 and pertains to price fixing allegations against the carriers on the SE Asia route between 2003 and 2018 through the IADA (Intra-Asia Discussion Agreement) and the Korea-Southeast Asian Shipping Association (Dongjeonghyeop). The FTC investigation found 120 cases of price setting conducted through a


MSC adds SE Asia-Australia extra loaders

MSC has launched 2 adhoc services linking linking Australia to Southeast Asia hub ports to cater to cargo overflows since December. The KANGAROO service links Singapore and Tanjung Pelepas to Melbourne, Sydney and BRISBANE on irregular rotations using ships of 1,100 to 5,000 teu. The KOALA service is a new service that connects Singapore and Tanjung Pelepas to Fremantle, with ad hoc calls at Jakarta also added on an irregular basis. The 2,602 teu BOMAR RESILIENT is currently deployed on this se


Zim adds 3rd ship on Trans-Tasmanian Service

Zim has added a third ship on the trans-Tasmanian service that will provide relay connections between Melbourne and Sydney to various ports in New Zealand. The new service is named as Third Loop New Zealand to Australia (N3A) and calls at Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Lyttelton, Napier, Melbourne. It will deploy the 1,118 teu CONTSHIP ONO with the first sailing from Melbourne on 26 January 2022 with one sailing every 3 weeks. The service will complement the 2 ships on its New Zealand to Australi


SITC fleet expansion gets underway

SITC has received the first of 21 new containerships due to be delivered to the intra-Asia specialist. The 2,433 teu SITC DECHENG was delivered at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding on 12 January 2022. The SITC DECHENG will join the China Philippines CPX6 serviceThe ship is the first of a series of 4 ships due for delivery in the first half of 2022. In addition to these ships, SITC will receive 10 ships of 1,800 teu and 5 ships of 2,600 teu from Yangzijiang this year, and 2 ships of 1,023 teu from Daesun


COSCO, Evergreen & X-Press Feeders to enhance Mexico Central America (MCX) service

COSCO, Evergreen and X-Press Feeders will enhance their jointly operated Mexico Central America X-Press (MCX)/Latin America Express (LAE) service rotation effective mid-January 2022. 3 additional ports (Lazaro Cardenas, Puerto Quetzal, Corinto) are added, with the new rotation calling at Lazaro Cardenas, Manzanillo, Puerto Quetzal, Ajacutla, Corinto, San Lorenzo, Puerto Quetzal, Lazaro Cardenas. The service will continue to deploy 3 ships of 1,500-1,800 teu, with each carrier contribution one


X-Press Feeders launch Germany Sweden X-Press (GSX)

X-Press Feeders have launched a new Germany Sweden X-Press (GSX) service on 18 January 2022 with the 509 teu ANNA G. The service calls at Bremerhaven, Hamburg, Sodertalje, Ahus, Bremerhaven on a weekly basis. Apart from regular feeder volumes to and from Sweden, the service will also cater for cross positioning of empty containers from Sodertalje to Ahus.

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