Asean Seas Line has reversed its plans to expand the Australia China Express (ACX) service and have started to remove ships from the loss making service. The 1,730 teu newbuilding ASL PEONY that was originally slated to join the ACX service on 16 March 2023 has been redeployed on the China-Hong Kong-Haiphong 2 service (HHX 2), while the 1,781 teu ASL HONG KONG has also shifted from the ACX to HHX 2 on 25 March 2023. The last ACX ship, the 1,930 teu ASL BAUHINIA, is completing its northbound tr
SeaLead’s new Australia India Pakistan (ASIA) service has started on 21 March 2023 with the 4,395 teu REN JIAN 26 that has been newly chartered from Antong for a period of 6 months. The service calls at Port Klang, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Port Klang, Karachi, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Port Klang. The service will operate on an irregular frequency of around 3 to 4 weeks, with a second ship expected to phase in April.
Zim/GSL will add new calls at Busan and Kaohsiung on its China Australia Express (CAX) service. From 18 April 2023, the CAX service will call at Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Xiamen, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane. The revised rotation will turn in 6 weeks and will deploy up to 6 ships of 4,250 teu. The CAX service was first launched in October 2020 and intially called at Ningbo, Shanghai, Yantian, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Ningbo using 6 ships of 2,500 teu with a Haiphong northbound cal
Swire will upgrade its North West Australia Direct (NWD) service by splitting its existing Singapore-Darwin-Port Hedland service into 2 separate services. The North West Australia Direct (NWD) service will connnect Singapore and Port Hedland directly using the 618 teu DILI CHIEF with a 18 day turnaround starting from 21 April 2023. The transit time from Singapore to Port Hedland will improve to 7 days compared to the current 14 days. Port rotation of the North West Australia Direct (NWD) serv
SeaLead will launch a new Australia-Indian Subcontinent service branded as the ASIA service from 20 March. The service will start from 20 March 2023 with the 4,250 teu REN JIAN 26 and call at Port Klang, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Port Klang, Karachi, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Port Klang. The service will be operate on an irregular basis with only 2 ships with a frequency of 20-30 days, with plans to increase the frequency in the second half of 2023. SeaLead's ASIA service port rotation
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 .
Zim and Gold Star Line (GSL) are upgrading the 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 6 weeks, using ships of 1,700 to 2,800 teu. The move follows the withdrawal of the China 2 Australia Express (C2A) serv
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
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.
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.