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Russia

Ruscon & MAS launch Turkey-St Petersburg link

Delo Group's Ruscon has partnered with Mountain Air Shipping (MAS), an international container shipping company based in Dubai, to operate a new liner service connecting Istanbul and St. Petersburg. The first sailing from Turkey was made on 30 January 2023 with the 707 teu SASCO ANIVA. The service will operate monthly and turns in 36 days, with a transit time of 15-17 days between Ambarli (Kumport) and St Petersburg (FCT).

SeaLead

SeaLead starts Australia India Pakistan (ASIA) service

SeaLead’s new Australia India Pakistan (ASIA) service has started on 21 March 2023 with the 4,395 teu REN JIAN 26 that has been newly chartered from Antong for a period of 6 months. The service calls at Port Klang, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Port Klang, Karachi, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Port Klang. The service will operate on an irregular frequency of around 3 to 4 weeks, with a second ship expected to phase in April.

Services

Sinokor launch new Thailand South China service

Sinokor is starting a new Thailand Direct Express (TDX) service that connects South China and Thailand. The new service will call at Hong Kong, Shekou, Laem Chabang, Hong Kong on 11-day round trip with the 1,118 teu SENDAI TRADER. SENDAI TRADER will phase in at Hong Kong on 21 April after coming out of drydock. SENDAI TRADER was previously deployed in Sinokor's Pyongtaek Xingang Service (PXS).

Services

ZIM introduces Patagonia Express

ZIM will launch the Patagonia Express Service (PES) that connects the US Gulf with Argentina and Brazil. The new service will call at Houston, Ushuaia, Rio De Janeiro, Houston with the 1,118 teu PACIFIC TRADER that will phase in at Houston on 14 April 2023. The service will turn in 49-51 days on an irregular frequency.

Companies

OOIL's OPEX dropped in 22H2

OOIL reported FY2022 results after market close. The drop in earnings during 2022 H2 was within the range of the earnings drops reported by the other liners. A large dividend was consistent with OOIL's historical pay-out track record. Where this set of results stand out for us happened in the unit operating expense that fell 11% YoY and 10% HoH while the industry still experienced rise in operating expenses during 2022 H2. OOIL has previously made provisions for future operating expenses, noti

MarketPulse

Market Pulse – 2023 Week12

Register Free Trial [https://www.linerlytica.com/register/?utm_source=W202312] The SCFI recorded its first weekly gain since December 2022, but the rebound lacks any real strength with the rate gains limited to the China to Europe and Med routes where capacity utilisation has been very high since the beginning of this year. Utilisation on most of the other key routes remain weaker than 2022 levels, with the weakness especially apparent on the FE-US West Coast trade. The latest February port vol

Services

MSC upgrades Turkey-West Med-West Africa service

MSC has completed the upgrade of its Turkey-West Mediterranean-West Africa (Turkiye-West Med-WAF) service following the extension of its former West Med-Canary-Dakar-West Africa service to Turkey. The upgraded service started from 24 February 2023 with the 5,550 teu MSC CORUNA. The service will turn in 8 weeks and will deploy 8 ships of 4,000-5,500 teu to call at Tekirdag, Derince, Iskenderun, Gioia Tauro, Livorno, Genoa, Fos, Valencia, Las Palmas, Dakar, Abidjan, Tema, Lome, Tincan Island, Lom

Services

Sea Lion upgrades Singapore-Pasir Gudang service

Sea Lion Shipping has upgraded its Singapore-Pasir Gudang feeder service from 1 March 2023, replacing its former barge service with ships chartered from MTT Shipping.  The 653 teu MTT  SINGAPORE and the 415 teu MTT RAJANG have been temporarily used to provide Singapore-Pasir Gudang shuttle services since March this year, operated in conjunction with MTT's Port Klang-Pasir Gudang domestic service. From the end of March 2023, the 415 teu MTT SIBU will be deployed on the Singapore-Pasir Gudang serv

Services

X-Press Feeders launch Intra-Adriatic Express (IAX)

X-Press Feeders have introduced a new Intra-Adriatic Express (IAX) feeder service connecting Venice, Koper, Venice. The new weekly service is aimed at intra-Adriatic positioning moves and will start at Venice on 30 March 2023  with the 698 teu SUNAID X.

Services

Arkas launches new service to Poti

Arkas launches Istanbul Poti Service (IPS) that rotates through Kumport, Ambarli, Poti, Kumport on 21-day round trip with one ship. The 1139 teu MARTINE A will phase on 22 March at Kumport. Until recently, MARTINE A has been deployed in Arkas's Tunis-Libya Service (TL)

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