Asia-Europe

DKT Allseas

Allseas Shipping Company launched

The Allseas Group has launched the Allseas Shipping Company on 13 June 2022 to provide shipping services, teaming up with container equipment provider 1st Containers in the UK. Although Allseas claim to be the first British registered shipping line to be launched in 4o years, it actually follows the re-launch of the Ellerman Lines brand in June 2021 by the Uniserve group of companies. Allseas will continue to develop the China Xpress service that was launched in April 2021 which has been expan

Services

CUL introduces new Asia East Med (AEM) service

China United Lines (CUL) has launched a new Asia-East Mediterranean Sea Service (AEM) in March 2022. The service kicked off on 10 March 2022 with the 4,395 teu REN JIAN 16 calling at Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Ashdod, Ambarli, Piraeus, Qingdao with an ad-hoc westbound call at Cai Mep also added. The service is currently running on a monthly basis, with the second sailing scheduled on 8 April 2022 with the 2,492 teu GROTON.

Services

TS Lines enters Asia-Europe trade in partnership with CUL

TS Lines will be the latest new entrant to the Asia-Europe trade when it joins CUL as a vessel operator on the latter's Asia Europe Express (AEX) service on 17 March 2022. TS Lines will deploy the 4,380 teu TS SINGAPORE on the AEX, joining 5 other ships from CUL of 4,000-4,400 teu. The service calls at Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Shekou, Tilbury, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Ningbo with ad-hoc calls added on inducement at Qingdao, Yantian and Ho Chi Minh City.

Companies

New Ellerman service takes shape

The Ellerman name is revived by Iain Liddell for a new service connecting China to the UK but the service will be marketed under the UniOcean Lines brand. The service has kicked off on with the 2,464 teu BUXHANSA that called at Ningbo on 7 December 2021 and Dachan Bay on 11 December. The ship is currently heading to the Tilbury in the UK. Ellerman has also taken the newly delivered 2,756 teu CAPE HELLAS, that has been chartered for 30 months at a reported daily rate of $54k. The ship docked at

Asia-Europe

CUL launch China-Europe and China-South America service

First new entrant on the Asia-North Europe route since 2004.

Asia-Europe

More MPP ships on Asia-Europe run

Although spot freight rates to North Europe have declined from their peak in January 2021, various carriers are adding ad-hoc sailings on this route using MPP tonnage

Asia-Europe

DSV launches China-Denmark extra loader service

Record high rates have pushed freight forwarder DSV to mount its first self operated sailing on the Asia-Europe route using chartered MPP ships.

HMM

HMM 24k ships - deployment plans changed

The delivery dates of HMM's giant boxships will remain largely unchanged despite COVID-19

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