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Apr throughput flagged weakening end demand

What may have gone unnoticed by the market is the outperformance of port throughput in China relative to the other Asian cargo origins. Shanghai lockdown has many expected a drop in volume out of China ...


CMA CGM launching TMX1.2

CAM CGM is launching Turkey Med Express 1.2, a new weekly service connecting Turkey with West Med and North Africa.


Market Pulse – 2022 Week 21

Register Free Trial [] Freight rates remain subdued, although sentiment is buoyed by the anticipated reopening at Shanghai. Capacity utilisation levels for vessels departing from Asia has weathered the Shanghai lockdowns in the last 2 months relatively well, with no notable dips based on Linerlytica’s ship utilisation data. Market expectations of a large rebound in cargo volumes are not justified, as there is no evidence of a large cargo


PIL to launch new South China Thailand Vietnam link

PIL will launch a new Thailand China Vietnam (TCV) service calling at Laem Chabang, Qinzhou, Haiphong, Ho Chi Minh City, Laem Chabang. The service will start from 3 June from Laem Chabang with the 777 teu KOTA RATNA. The service will turn in 2 weeks, with sailings provided every fortnight. A second ship is expected to be added later with the frequency to be upgraded to weekly.


Jin Jiang and SITC to launch new China Thailand Vietnam link

Jin Jiang Shipping (JJS) and SITC will launch a new service connecting Shanghai, Nansha, Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai using 3 ships of 1,600 teu. The service will start on 1 Jun from Shanghai with the 1,608 teu HE JIN from Jin Jiang Shipping and is branded as the China Thailand Express 2 (CTX2) by JJS and Vietnam Thailand Express 5 (VTX5) by SITC.

Port Congestion

N.AM Congestion Inched Higher

Global port congestion remains elevated, with no material improvements seen in key hotspots over the past week. North American port congestion is inching upwards again after a brief respite, with both West Coast and East Coast ports recording higher congestion levels last week.


CMA CGM restarts Indian Ocean Feeder 3

CMA CGM will relaunch its Indian Ocean Feeder 3 (IO Feeder 3) service that connects Pointe des Galets, Port Louis, Tamatave, Pointe des Galets, Longoni, Pointe des Galets on a fortnightly basis, linking the 3 Indian Ocean nations of Mauritius and Madagascar with the French overseas department of Reunion. The service started on 22 May 2022 with the 673 teu general cargo vessel APALOS that was recently chartered by CMA CGM. This ship was previously trading in the tramp market. CMA CGM's Indian


Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, ONE start cooperation on US West Coast-Central America trade

Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd and ONE will cooperate on the US West Coast-Central America route through a joint service arrangement on 2 existing services starting from the end of June 2022. Maersk, through its Sealand subsidiary, will join the MAREX/CCE service currently operated by Hapag-Lloyd and ONE, replacing one of the 2,800 teu ships from ONE, with the 3 partners to operate one ship each on the service that calls at Los Angeles, Mazatlan, Manzanillo, Lazaro Cardenas, Acajutla, Corinto, Caldera, Pu


Barge traffic mitigate fall in throughput

Chinese port volumes were surprisingly resilient in April, with overall container volumes dropping by just 0.2% YoY last month despite the extended lockdowns in Shanghai that brought down the main Chinese port’s throughput by 17.0% YoY.


X-Press launching IBX

X-Press Feeders is launching Ireland-Baltic X-Press (IBX) service with Motivation D's call at Rotterdam on 9th June.

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