Zim has withdrawn its North China Australia Express (C3A) service from December 2022.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.
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 4 January 2023.
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
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
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