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Hapag-Lloyd revise CGX port rotation

Hapag-Lloyd has added Shanghai to the China-Germany Express (CGX) rotation and replaced the current Le Havre call with Antwerp. The revised CGX will call at Shanghai, Dachan Bay, Singapore, Wilhelmshaven, Antwerp, Shanghai starting from 8 November with the 4,252 SEASPAN HAMBURG. The total service duration will increase from 8 weeks to 9 weeks, with 9 ships of 2,500-4,800 teu to be deployed. New CGX service rotationThe service was first launched on 9 April 2022 and called at Dachan Bay, Wilhel


MSC adds intra-Asia capacity

MSC is putting more capacity on the intra-Asia routes using newly acquired second hand tonnage with one new service and 2 upgraded services to be introduced in November 2022. MSC will launch a new Dolphin service calling at Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Tanjung Pelepas, Singapore, Jakarta,  Surabaya, Tanjung Pelepas, Singapore, Laem Chabang, Cai Mep, Shanghai starting from Shanghai on 2 November 2022 with the 2,741 teu MSC CAPE III. Port rotation of MSC's Dolphin service from 2 Nov 2022MSC will a


CMA CGM extend Morocco Shuttle

CMA CGM's Short Sea Lines Division will extend its existing Morocco Shuttle service with the addition of a new call at Port Vendres in southern France starting from 10 Nov 2022. The service will call weekly at Agadir, Port Vendres, Barcelona, Algeciras, Tanger Med, Casablanca, Agadir using 2 Moroccan flag ships (the 1,118 teu CMA CGM AGADIR and CMA CGM TANGER) that will also allow them to serve the cabotage trades within Moroccan ports. The new service is mainly aimed at the fruit and vegeta


MSC adds Fiji link

MSC will upgrade its Noumea Express service to include new calls at the Fijian ports of Lautoka and Suva starting from 10 November 2022. The revised rotation will call at Sydney, Brisbane, Noumea, Lautoka*, Suva* (*fortnightly), Sydney. The existing call at Bell Bay on the Noumea Express is expected to be incorporated within an alternate week basis.


Aladin Express launch GIX2

Aladin Express (ALX) has launched a new Gulf-India Express 2 (GIX2) service connecting Mundra, Dammam, Bahrain, Hamad, Jebel Ali, Mundra. The service started on 23 September with the 1,740 teu GREEN ACE. The new service will complement the Gulf India Express (GIX) that was launched on 9 April 2022 with the 510 teu URANUS calling at Mundra, Sohar, Mundra, Sohar, Jebel Ali, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Mundra. Aladin also operates the Asia India Middle East Express (AIMX) that calls at Busan, Shangha


Maersk raises methanol fuel orderbook to 19 units

Maersk has added 6 dual-fuel ships of 17,000 teu at Hyundai H.I. on 4 October 2022 that are able to operate on methanol, bringing its total order for green methanol containership orders to 19 units in total. It follows the landmark order of the first 2,100 teu unit at Hyundai Mipo in July 2021 and 12 units of 16,000 teu made in 2 steps in August 2021 and January 2022 at Hyundai H.I.. The new series will take the same design of its earlier 16,000 teu series that feature a forward accommodation


Hapag-Lloyd acquires 10 terminals from SAAM

Hapag-Lloyd will pay approximately $1 Bn to acquire 100% of the shares of SAAM Ports and SAAM Logistics as well as real estate assets related to the logistics business of Chilean ports and towage company SAAM. SAAM expects to book a net profit of $400 m on the deal that was signed on 4 October 2022. The transaction includes the sale of SAAM’s ownership stake in ten port terminals across six countries in the Americas, bonded warehouses and integrated logistics operations in South America. Detai


Market Pulse – 2022 Week39

Register Free Trial [] Spot rates have continued to soften going into the Golden Week holidays in China, with further rate reductions expected in October as demand remains weak and ad-hoc blank sailings having no material impact. Capacity cuts announced so far are still not enough to stem the rate falls, with the planned withdrawals accounting for just 7% of USWC capacity and 1% of USEC capacity, and will be offset by the reduction in port


Hapag-Lloyd introduces Chittagong Colombo Feeder

Hapag-Lloyd has introduced a new Chittagong Colombo Feeder (CCF) service starting from 23 September 2022 with the 1,740 teu HANSA RENDSBURG at Colombo. The service is aimed at relay connections at Colombo to Europe and North America destinations from Bangladesh. Hapag-Lloyd CCF port rotation


CUL consolidate Transpacific services, SJJ retains slots on CUL

China United Lines (CUL) will consolidate their 2 separate FE-USWC transpacific services into a revised Transpacific Express II/South China-West US (TPC) service that will call at Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Yantian, Los Angeles, Qingdao. The service will deploy 6 ships of 4,300-4,700 teu. The consolidated service will absorb the Transpacific Express (TPX) service that was jointly operated with Shanghai Jinjiang (SJJ) that had called at Shanghai, Los Angeles, Shanghai. The last SJJ opera

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