Australia

ANL

Hapag-Lloyd / ANL / Maersk / ONE updates Southeast Asia-Australia services

The four carrier partnership of ANL (CMA CGM), Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk and ONE on the SE Asia-Australia route will revise their 3 existing services from March 2023. The first service, branded respectively as the ANL 'AAX-S' (changed from AAX1), Hapag-Lloyd 'SEA', Maersk 'Greater Australia Connect' (GAC) (changed from Cobra) and ONE 'AU1', will call at Port Klang, Tanjung Pelepas, Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Fremantle, Port Kelang from 9 March 2023 with the 8,400 teu MAERSK STRALSUND .

Services

Zim/GSL upgrades CAX service

Zim and Gold Star Line (GSL) is upgrading its China Australia Express (CAX) service with the addition of new southbound calls at Nansha and Yantian, while the northbound call at Haiphong will be dropped. The revised CAX rotation will call at Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Nansha, Yantian, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Shanghai starting from 3 January 2023. The service will turn in 8 weeks, using up to 8 ships of 1,700 to 2,800 teu.

Ports

US Imports From Asia Fell in 22H2

Transpacific container volumes from Asia to the US slipped in the 2nd half of 2022 but still ended the full year with a 3% gain compared to 2021. Exports from China and Taiwan to the US were down -2% and -3% respectively yoy, but all the other key export regions registered positive growth, led by Vietnam (+12%), Thailand (+15%) and Indonesia (+18%). But the momentum has turned negative even for these emerging export markets in Southeast Asia, with all origins recording significant falls in the 2

Services

TS Lines launch China Australia 3 (CA3)

TS Lines has launched a new China Australia 3 (CA3) service calling at Qingdao, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Nansha, Shekou, Port Kelang(W), Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Port Kelang(W), Laem Chabang, Nansha, Qingdao. The service started from 28 October 2022 with the 1,909 teu TS NAGOYA. It turns in 56 days using 8 ships of 1,700-2,700 teu.

Services

Zim withdraws C3A service

Zim has withdrawn its North China Australia Express (C3A) service from December 2022. The last sailing was made by the 1,717 teu OPHELIA that ended its rotation at Brisbane on 23 December 2022. The service was first launched at the end of February 2022 and called at Xingang, Dalian, Qingdao, Busan, Ningbo, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Xingang. The service turned in 6 weeks using ships of 1,7000=2,700 teu.

Services

Zim/GSL launch new Thailand Fremantle Express (TFX)

Zim/Gold Star Line (GSL) will launch a new Thailand Fremantle Express service from January 2023. The service will call at Ho Chi Minh City, Laem Chabang, Port Klang, Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle, Port Klang, Ho Chi Minh City using 5 to 6 ships of 1,700-2,600 teu on a 42 day rotation starting with the 2,450 teu GSL AFRICA at Laem Chabang on 1 January 2023.

Services

ZIM/GSL launch TFX

ZIM and its subsidiary GSL are to  introduce the new Thailand Fremantle Express (TFX) that will connect Ho Chi Minh City, Laem Chabang, Port Klang, Sydney, Melbourne, Fremantle, Port Klang, Ho Chi Minh City. The TFX will turn in 6 weeks on a 42-days round trip, starting with the 2,450 teu GSL AFRICA and 1,717 teu OPHELIA that will phase in at Ho Chi Minh City on Dec 26 2022 and Jan 2 2023 respectively. GSL AFRICA  is currently deployed in China 2 Australia Express (C2A) while OPHELIA is being

Services

Focus Container Line : New carrier joins China-ANZ trade

Focus Container Line, a new shipping company based in Brisbane, Australia, will launch a new service linking China to New Zealand and Australia from November 2022. The new service will kick off from Ningbo on 4 November 2022 with the 1,497 teu mpp ship BBC DENMARK and followed by the 1,756 teu SAN GIORGIO on 19 November 2022. The 2 ships will be deployed for 2 round trips connecting Ningbo, Auckland, Ningbo with intermediate calls at Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne on some of the sailings. The

Services

CMA CGM, COSCO and OOCL to launch 4th Northeast Asia-Australia loop

ANL/CMA CGM, COSCO and OOCL will launch a new A3 Express (A3X) service connecting Shanghai, Shekou, Brisbane and Sydney from 12 July 2022 (Launch date originally scheduled for 31 May 2022 but have been postponed). The new service will complement ANL/CMA CGM, COSCO and OOCL's existing services linking North East Asia with Australia’s east coast that is currently provided through the A3N, A3C and A3S services: A3N Rotation: Yokohama, Osaka, Busan, Qingdao, Shanghai, Kaohsiung, Melbourne, Sydney

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