Asia-Europe

Services

Hapag-Lloyd persists with dedicated China Germany Express (CGX) despite rate collapse

Hapag-Lloyd will continue to operate its dedicated China Germany Express (CGX) service using panamax ships of 4,000-5,000 teu but the sailing frequencies will be reduced with only 4 sailings to be offered in January and February 2023. The service was first launched on 9 April 2022 as a 2 port shuttle service connecting Dachan Bay and Wilhemshaven to turn in 56 days, offering a direct weekly link from China to Germany with a one way transit time of 27 days. The original plan to call at Hamburg

Services

Bahri launches Europe Asia Pendulum Service

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) will launch a new Europe-Asia Pendulum Service that calls at Dalian, Shanghai, Ennore, Jeddah, Montoir, Bremerhaven, Antwerp, Jeddah, Dalian from 31 December 2022. The service will turn in 80-82 days and will initially deploy 2 of Bahri's roro/container ships of  25,900 dwt/364 teu with sailings every 40-45 days starting with the BAHRI JAZAN at Dalian on 31 December 2022 and the BAHRI JEDDAH on 17 February 2023. Bahri's new Europe Asia Pend

Services

THE Alliance re-directs 3 Asia-Europe backhaul services to the Cape route

THE Alliance carriers (Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, ONE and Yang Ming) have re-directed ships on 3 of their 5 Asia-North Europe services to take the longer route back to Asia via the Cape of Good Hope from week 47 as carriers begin to take capacity management measures to deal with the collapse in Asia Europe freight rates. The affected services are the FE2, FE3 and FE4 with all ships on these services that are departing from Europe from the end of November 2022 being diverted from their usual Suez route

Services

Ellerman launch USA Express transatlantic service as Asia-Europe service is downgraded

Ellerman has launched a new USA Express transatlantic service that connects Antwerp, Rotterdam, Tilbury, New York, Wilmington, Jacksonville, Antwerp starting from 12 December 2022. The service turns in 4 weeks and will initially deploy 2 ships offering sailings on a fortnightly frequency. The 3,534 teu MONA LISA departed from Antwerp on 12 December and will be followed by the 5,060 teu SC MARA on 26 December 2022. Both of these ships are redeployed from Ellerman's current GB Express service

Service cancellations

CU Lines/TS Lines to withdraw Asia-Europe service

CU Lines and TS Lines will end their jointly Asia-Europe Express (AEX) service with the last sailing scheduled to depart from Ningbo on 10 December 2022. The 7 ships currently deployed on the service will be redeployed, comprising of 6 ships of 4,100-4,400 teu from CU Lines and 1 4,380 teu ship from TS Lines. 2 of the CU Lines ships have been idle at China since the end of November. The AEX calls at Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Shekou, Southampton, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Ningbo on a fortnigh

Companies

Allseas defaults on ship charters

3 ships of 1,700-1,800 teu currently chartered by Allseas that are operating on the China-UK route are currently stranded with Allseas confirming that it is in negotations with owners, while 2 more ships are already confirmed to be off-hired. An Allseas spokesperson said on 19 October 2022 that the company and its related parties have not filed for insolvency. Update : An admistrator for Allseas Global Project Logistics was appointed on 27 October 2022 in the UK courts. The affected ships are

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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

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