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Intra Asia Tradelanes Under Pressure

The intra-Asia tradelanes are coming under the most pressure at the moment with rates on several key corridors already slipping to pre-2020 levels as capacity that were previously redeployed to the Transpacific are now returning to Asia. Total containership capacity employed on the Intra-Far East routes is rising again after a 2 year decline, as ships that were redeployed to the more lucrative long-haul trades now returning in large numbers. Intra-FE capacity peaked in early 2020 at 3m teu bu

Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd takes slots on CMA CGM's FAL3 service

Hapag-Lloyd will take slots from CMA CGM on the Asia-North Europe FAL3 service (operated as the OCEAN Alliance NEU5) starting from 14 February 2023. The service connects Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Yantian, Singapore, Tangier, Southampton, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Le Havre, Tangier, Jeddah, Qingdao with Hapag-Lloyd not participating on the calls at Tangier. Hapag-Lloyd will brand the services as the FE9, which will add to the existing Hapag-Lloyd Asia-Europe services operated through THE Alliance o

Markets

Active Fleet Highest As Demand Wanes

The active fleet has started to creep upwards and is now at their highest levels since 2020, reaching 17.7m teu on lower idling and drydocking positions as well as easing congestion in North America and Europe. The pick up in vessel scrapping has hardly made a dent on the overall supply of ships as it is limited to smaller ships. The delivery schedule for new ships is picking up as well, with over 2.5m teu of new capacity scheduled in 2023. The idle containership fleet continued to fall, with

Services

Hapag-Lloyd withdraws China-Germany (CGX) service, adds Wilhemshaven call on FE2

Hapag-Lloyd will withdraw its China-Germany Express (CGX) service with the last sailing scheduled to depart from Shanghai on 1 February 2023 with the 4,043 teu LIMARI. 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 was replaced by the call at Wilhemshaven before the launch due to

MarketPulse

Market Pulse – 2023 Week03

Register Free Trial [https://www.linerlytica.com/register/?utm_source=W202303] Capacity pressure is building up with the active containership fleet reaching its highest levels since 2020 on easing port congestion, reduced vessel idling and drydocking, coupled with a fresh influx of new ship deliveries. Total deliveries are expected to reach 2.5m teu this year, with no material delays expected and close to no order cancellations. Freight rates continued to drop, with the pre Chinese New Year ru

Services

CMA CGM/CNC relaunches the Nine Provinces Feeder (NPF)

CMA CGM's intra-Asia arm CNC is relaunching the Nine Provinces Feeder (NPF) service that connects the North Asia hub of Busan with 5 Japanese ports in Kyushu. The relaunched service started on 9 January 2023 at Busan with the 724 teu ATLANTIC BRIDGE and will call weekly at Busan, Hakata, Shibushi, Hososhima, Oita, Moji, Hakata and Busan. The service will provide transhipment connections to CMA CGM and CNC's network at Busan. The service was first launched in January 2020 with a similar rotatio

Services

Zim/GSL upgrades CAX service

Zim and Gold Star Line (GSL) are upgrading the China Australia Express (CAX) service with the addition of new southbound calls at Nansha and Yantian, while the northbound call at Haiphong will be dropped. The revised CAX rotation will call at Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Nansha, Yantian, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Shanghai starting from 3 January 2023. The service will turn in 6 weeks, using ships of 1,700 to 2,800 teu. The move follows the withdrawal of the China 2 Australia Express (C2A) serv

Services

Zim/GSL extends China Thailand Vietnam CT3 service

Zim/Gold Star Line is adding more port calls on the China Thailand Vietnam III (CT3) that will extend the service to reach North Asia from January 2023. The CT3 was launched on 25 November 2022 and had initially called at Ningbo, Xiamen, Nangha, Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Haiphong, Yantian, Nansha, Ningbo using 3 ships of 1,700-2,000 teu. The service will be extended to call at Xingang, Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Sihanoukville, Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Haiphong, Yantia

Financials

Container Liner Earnings Release Schedule

Container liners Q4 earnings report will likely be a turning point of this earning cycle, underlined by the 45% QoQ drop in average CCFI index. Listed Taiwanese liners have released their revenue report in the second week of January. The up coming liner revenue or earning reports IF they follow last year's release schedule would be as follows (last year release date): 1. Maersk preliminary results (14 Jan); 2. Matson profit alert (19 Jan); 3. OOCL operating updates (24 Jan); 4. COSCO prof

Services

Ellerman to end GB Express Asia-Europe service

Ellerman has made its final voyage on the GB Express service connecting Taicang, Ningbo, Dachan Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, Tilbury with the last sailing made by the 2,464 teu BUXHANSA that departed from Taicang on 11 January 2023, with additional calls at Salerno, Alicante and Casablanca planned enroute before the scheduled arrival at Tilbury on 13 February 2023. Ellerman has shifted 4 of the ships (5,060 teu SC MARA, 3,534 teu MONA LISA, 2,872 teu WINDSWEPT and 2,756 teu CAPE HELLAS) previously de

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