Asia-Med

Service cancellations

CU Lines ends Asia-Europe/Med and Transpacific services

CU Lines have made its last voyages on the Asia-Europe and Transpacific routes, ending its brief foray into the main East-West routes and will henceforth refocus on its core intra-Asia and Far East-India Subconinent & Middle East routes. The move will effectively terminate its planned Initial Public Offering (IPO) that was launched in Hong Kong on January 2022. The last Asia-Europe sailing was made by the 1,912 teu ZHONG GU NAN HAI on its Asia-East Mediterranean (AEM) service that called at Amb

Services

HMM to launch new FE-India-Med service

HMM will launch a new Far East-India-Med (FIM) service from 1 August 2023 that connects Busan, Kwangyang, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Singapore, Port Klang, Kattupalli, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Karachi, Jeddah, Damietta, Piraeus, Genoa, Valencia, Barcelona, Piraeus, Damietta, Jeddah, Karachi, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Kattupali, Singapore, Dachan Bay, Busan. The service will be independently operated by HMM and turns in 84 days with 12 ships of 4,700 to 8,600 teu. The service will replace HMM's current Ch

Services

CMA CGM launch new Asia-Med service to Turkey and Libya

CMA CGM will launch a new Turkey Libya Express (TLX) service connecting Asia with the Red Sea, Turkey and Libya. The new weekly service will start on 1 July 2023 with the 2,468 teu BUXLINK and will deploy 9 ships of 2,500-4,400 teu. The service will call at Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Singapore, Jeddah, Iskenderun, Malta, Misurata, Jeddah, Port Klang, Shanghai.

Services

MSC introduces 13,000 teu ships on new FE-Med Dragon service

MSC has launched its new Far East-Med Dragon service on 13 March 2023 with the 13,102 teu MSC PERLE at Shanghai. The Dragon service replaces the former 2M AE-20/Dragon service that was operated in partnership with Maersk that was suspended in April 20202. The new service will be operated independently by MSC and calls at Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Singapore, Ashdod, Naples, La Spezia, Genoa, Fos, Gioia Tauro, King Abdullah, Singapore, Shanghai. The service will turn 9 weeks and will deploy 9

Services

MSC restarts Asia-Mediterranean Dragon service

MSC is already preparing ahead for life after 2M with the reinstatement of the Dragon service connecting Asia to Mediterranean. The Dragon service was suspended in April 2020 when it was part of the 2M's AE-20/Dragon service. The renewed Dragon service will be operated independently by MSC and will start on 13 March 2023, calling at Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Singapore, Ashdod, Naples, La Spezia, Genoa, Fos, Gioia Tauro, King Abdullah, Singapore, Shanghai. Port rotation of MSC's new Dragon s

Services

SeaLead launch Five Seas Express (5CX) from China to the Red Sea and Mediterranean

SeaLead has launched a new Five Seas Express (5CX) service connecting Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Port Klang, Jeddah, Damietta, Ambarli, (Misurata - irregular), Damietta, Jeddah, Port Klang, Qingdao. The service started on 12 December 2022 with the 6,966 teu TIMON, followed by the 6,661 teu HAKUNA MATATA on 15 December 2022 and the 5,060 teu PUMBA on 28 December 2022 from Qingdao. It will turn in 10 weeks on an irregular frequency, with 6 ships of 5,000-7,000 teu currently assigned to t

Services

Akkon launch FE-Med service

Akkon Lines has launched a new Far East-Med service connecting Taicang, Ningbo, Dachan Bay, Singapore, Mersin, Aliaga, Gebze, Ambarli, Mundra, Taicang with the newly chartered 1,736 teu A DAISEN. The Far East (FE) service was launched on 2 October 2022, using a single ship with a turnaround of 53 days. It marks the first time that Akkon is venturing outside of its core Med services. The scheduled maiden call at Taicang was delayed to 4 October 2022, with a new call at Singapore also added o

Kalypso

Kalypso launch Marco Polo and Salgari Service

Kalypso Compagnia di Navigazione, the new shipping line of of the Rif Line Group, has launched 2 separate Asia to Italy services. The Marco Polo service calls at Taicang, Dachan Bay, Jakarta, Salerno, Civitavecchia, Taicang using 3 to 4 ships of 1,300-3,000 teu on a 8 week rotation, with sailings offered every 2-4 weeks. The new service was launched on 18 April 2022 as an enhancement of its previous Civitavecchia Express service that was first introduced by Rif Line in August 2021. The Jakarta

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