The new China-East Africa service jointly operated by ESL, GFS, IAL, KMTC, RCL and TSL will start from 6 November 2023  calling at Qingao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Port Klang, Mombasa, Dar Es Salaam, Port Klang, Qingdao on a 56 day rotation using up to 8 ships of 2,400-3,000 teu. The ships initially deployed will be the 2,786 teu CUL MANILA operated by Emirates Shipping (ESL), 2,954 teu TS CHENNAI from TSL, 2,732 teu RACHA BHUM from RCL, 2,755 teu SM KAVERI from GFS, ESL ENDEAVOUR from ESL and