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SeaLead to launch seasonal Australia-South Asia loader

SeaLead will deploy the 2,497 teu CERUS on a new seasonal loader service connecting Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Karachi in September 2022. This ad hoc service will provide the only direct connection currently between South Asia and Australia. CERUS is currently positioning from Misurata to Singapore before it is sent to Australia. The ship had been disabled since 2 July 2022 after fire broke out in one of the holds en route to Misurata. The ship was brough to Brindisi fo


Safeen Feeders joins CMA CGM to launch Singapore Chennai Colombo (SCC) service

Safeen Feeders have teamed up with CMA CGM to launch the Singapore Chennai Colombo (SCC) service starting from 5 September 2022 from Singapore. Safeen will introduce the 2,034 teu SAFEEN PIONEER on this service, joining CMA CGM's 1,732 teu SONGA TIGER. For Safeen, the SCC will be its first service operated outside of its home p0rt of Khalifa in Abu Dhabi. Safeen Feeders was launched in June 2020 by Abu Dhabi Ports to boost feeder connectivity between Khalifa and the Arabian Gulf/Indian Subcont


Carrier53 introduces transpacific service for 53' containers

Carrier53, a new carrier established in 2022 in Hamburg, Germany by container leasing company Lotus Containers in partnership with German shipowner Schulte & Bruns has launched a new dedicated service in August 2022 to provide transportation services between China and the US West Coast for 53 feet US domestic containers. The service was launched with an initial fleet of 6 cargo ships that can carry between 241 and 309 units of 53-feet containers. 2 of the ships were recently acquired by Schulte


ZIM's Earning Down QoQ on Revenue Yield

ZIM reported before market open today. The results probably came out worse than capital market's expectation. This report on its own is fantastic but the sequential drop in earnings is more than expected and worse among its container liner peers. The sharper than expected drop (22% QoQ) in earnings is driven mainly by the sequential drop in the revenue yield. ZIM's revenue yield, i.e. revenue generated per slot during a quarter. At $6,993/teu slot, ZIM's 2Q revenue yield is still the highest r


Charter Rates Eased Further

Charter rates have continued to ease on the back of lower transaction volumes, with current activity mainly focused on smaller vessel sizes on shorter periods. Rates will continue to weaken in the coming weeks with the summer peak season turning out to be much weaker than expected. The soft charter market has not dampened demand for second hand purchases, with resale volumes remaining high. Wan Hai has confirmed the purchase of 4 newbuildings of 2,800 teu that are under construction at CSBC Ka


Strong Volume for July at Biggest Ports

The 2 largest ports in the world registered very strong volumes in July, with Shanghai recovering strongly from its recent lockdown woes to reach 4.30m teu which was just shy of the record high of 4.35m in January. Singapore posted a new record high of 3.29m teu, beating its previous high of 3.27 in March 2021.


Inbound Outstripped Outbound by 2.7 times at US Ports

US ports continued to face a heavy container imbalance in the first half of this year, with laden inbound container volumes outstripping laden outbound volumes by 2.7 times. Aggregated data from the 10 largest ports in North America showed that inbound volumes grew by 5.1% in the first 6 months of the year compared to the same period last year while outbound volumes dropped by -9.4%. Empty container handling volumes increased by 13.3% to reach a record high of 8.8m teu in the ports surveyed du

Port Congestion

Port Congestion up On Typhoons In South China

Global port congestion spike up last week on the back of an increase in congestion in South China due to the typhoons that hit the region last week. Typhoon Mulan disrupted port operations in South China last week, with vessel congestion building up over the past week. The situation has already started to ease with ports expected to clear the backlog within the coming week. There was no increase in port congestion in the Taiwan/Fujian despite the tensions in the Taiwan Strait. Container traff


Transit Time Down YTD except USEC

Transit times to US East Coast ports is lengthening noticeably with both the Atlantic Coast and Gulf Coast ports experiencing increased waiting times. Savannah is the most badly affected port currently with waiting times of up to 20 days, with vessel queues still building. There are currently 37 ships waiting to berth a Savannah which can handle only 6-9 ships at any time. New York and Houston are also experiencing delays of up to 10 days. While the situation at other USEC ports are not as criti


Market Pulse – 2022 Week 32

Register Free Trial [] Hopes for a peak season reprieve have been dashed with carriers continuing to slash rates in their futile attempt to retain volumes amidst weak cargo demand. Rates on some intra-Asia corridors have dropped to pre-Covid levels, in an early warning sign that the high freight rates that carriers have enjoyed in the last 2 years could unravel very quickly. The SCFI slipped by 4.7% last week but further drops are inevitab

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