Unimed launch Piraeus-Marmara service

Unimed (Unifeeder) has launched a new Piraeus-Marmara service from 30 May 2023 connecting Piraeus, Haydarpasa, Gemlik, Gebze, Piraeus on a weekly basis using the 698 teu PANTONIO that has been shifted from Unifeeder's UK-Ireland service.


Containerships upgrade Portugal East Coast (PGEC) service

CMA CGM's Containerships has upgraded its Portugal East Coast (PGEC) with new calls at Bassens (France) and Algeciras (Spain) from 6 June 2023. The revised PGEC rotation will call at Rotterdam, Bassens, Setubal, Algeciras, Setubal, Leixoes, Ferrol, Tilbury, Dunkirk, Antwerp, Vlissingen, Rotterdam on a 21 day rotation using 3 ships - the 962 teu SPICA J, 812 teu VOHBURG and 803 teu JORK RULER.


ASEAN Seas and CU Lines will launch new S China Vietnam Philippines service

ASEAN Seas and CU Lines are launching a new service called South China Vietnam Philippines service (SVP) that runs Xiamen, Shekou, Nansha, Ho Chi Minh City, Shekou, Nansha, Xiamen, Manila North, Subic Bay, Xiamen weekly on 21-day round trip. Three ships of 1,000-1,200  teu will be deployed in this service. 1200 teu DANUM 175 will be phased in on 2 June in Xiamen while 1,118 teu PROS HOPE will be phased in on9 June in Shekou. 1032 teu PADIAN 4 will also be deployed to this service after drydock


Zim/GSL switch Kolkata Colombo (GKC) service

Zim and Gold Star Line (GSL) have revised the GSL Kolkata Colombo (GKC) service with the addition of new calls at Chittagong and Kattupalli from May 2023. The revised service has been renamed Kolkata Chittagong Express Shutle (GKC) and calls at Colombo, Chittagong, Kolkata, Kattupalli, Colombo, turning in 21 days using 3 chartered ships of 1,000-1,100 teu (IMKE SCHEPERS, SINAR BANGKA, ASIATIC NEPTUNE).


Global Field Line establish new China-UAE-Russia connections

Global Field Line (GFL) has added new port calls and increased frequencies on its China-UAE-Russia service with relay connections at Jebel Ali. The service was first launched on 27 February 2023 with the 1,725 teu SHUN LONG that operates on the Jebel Ali, St Petersburg, Jebel Ali route, with a second ship, the 1,498 teu OCEAN SILKWAY to join on 4 June 2023 on the same route. The 2 ships connect at Jebel Ali with GFL's China-UAE service that was launched on 2 April with the 2,518 teu ZHONG GU ZH


Market Pulse – 2023 Week22

Register Free Trial [] Carriers continued to take one step forward and 2 steps back, with the rise in the SCFI last week providing little relief for the market as the CCFI continued to fall. The divergent movement of the SCFI and CCFI reflects the decline in average rates despite carriers’ attempt to push rate increases that have so far failed to stick. The SCFI will see further increases this week from the 1 June GRI on the transpacific,


KMTC/CK Line/Pan Ocean team up in new Korea Thailand Express (KTX) service

CK Line and Pan Ocean have joined KMTC on the Korea Thailand Express (KTX) service with each carrier contributing one ship each on this service from May 2023. The 1,440 TEU CAPE FARO  from CK Line and the 1,809 teu POS BANGKOK from Pan Ocean joined the KTX service on 20 May and 23 May respectively, and will operate alongside the 1,809 teu KMTC POHANG on the new KTX service. The current port rotation of the KTX remains unchanged, calling at Incheon, Kwangyang, Busan, Ho Chi Minh City, Laem Cha


COSCO/OOCL launch Australia New Zealand Express (ANE) trans-Tasman service

COSCO and OOCL have launched a new Australia New Zealand Express (ANE) trans-Tasman service that connects Sydney, Auckland, Melbourne, Bell Bay, Sydney using the 1,1o3 teu CONTSHIP YEN from 16 May 2023. The service will operate on a fortnightly basis on a 14 day round voyage. The service marks COSCO's first dedicated service in the Australia-New Zealand range.


MSC adds Asia-North Europe Swan Service

MSC will reinstate the Asia-North Europe Swan service from June 2023. The service will call at Qingdao, Ningbo, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Antwerp, Gdynia, Gdansk, Klaipeda, King Abdullah Port, Singapore, Qingdao. The Swan service will be operated independently by MSC outside of the 2M partnership with Maersk. It replaces the previous Swan/AE-2 service that was part of the initial 2M offering launched in January 2015. The Swan/AE-2 was jointly operated by the 2M using ships of 14,000-15,500 teu


IAL & Wan Hai extends Japan-South China (NST) service to Philippines

IAL and Wan Hai have extended their Nippon-South China Trader (NST) service that connects Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Nansha, Shekou, Tokyo when it was originally launched in November 2022 with a new connection to Manila from May 2023. The revised NST service calls at Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Nansha, Shekou, Manila (North), Nansha, Shekou, Tokyo and will turn in 3 weeks starting from 23 May 2023 with the 990 teu BF PERCH followed by 1,042 teu CHATTANOOGA, with a third ship to be added in June, the


North China Express (NPX) service to Malaysia is suspended

The North China Express (NCX) service that is jointly operated by KMTC, SITC, RCL and X-Press Feeders has been suspended from 14 May 2023. The service was first launched in February 2021 by the 4 carriers and call at Dalian, Xingang, Qingdao, Ningbo, Singapore, Port Klang, Shekou, Incheon, Dalian using 4 ships of 2,400-2,800 teu with each partner contributing 1 ship each. KMTC and SITC have replaced the service with a new China Malaysia Vietnam (CMV/FEM3) service that is operated in partnersh


COSCO's Diamond Line to extend PNX service

COSCO's intra-European subsidiary Diamond Line will extend its current Piraeus-Naples Express (PNX) service into a new butterfly service centred around Piraeus that will include calls at the Ligurian Sea ports of La Speia and Vado in addition to Naples on one leg, and a separate leg connecting Piraeus to the Marmara Sea ports of Izmir, Gemlik and Derince (Safi). The extended PNX service will start from 2 June 2023 with the existing 1,560 teu TAICHUNG with two more ships, the 1,698 teu A. OBELIX

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