OCEAN Alliance adds another Gdansk call in Asia-Europe network

CMA CGM will add a new call at Gdansk on the Asia-Europe FAL 1 service that is operated as part of the OCEAN Alliance NEU1 service from the westbound rotation starting from 10 August 2023. The service is branded respectively as AEU2 by COSCO, LL4 by OOCL and FAL1 by Evergreen. The extended FAL 1 rotation will call at Busan, Ningbo, Shanghai, Yantian, Singapore, Algeciras/Tanger Med (alternate calls), Dunkirk, Le Havre, Hamburg, Gdansk (new from 5 Oct 2023), Rotterdam, Algeciras, Port Klang, Bus


CMA CGM 2023 2Q Earnings Continued to Fall But At Slower Pace QoQ

CMA CGM recorded a 34% QoQ and 83% YoY decline in net profits to $1.3 Bn in the second quarter of 2023 on weaker freight rates despite improved liftings that saw sequential volume increases that confirmed the trend shown in our high frequency data on weekly capacity and utilization. But CMA CGM recorded a larger QoQ sequential drop in its average revenue per teu compared to the CCFI due to contract mix and Trans-Atlantic exposure relative to CCFI. Trans-Atlantic head haul freight rates have fall


CMA CGM launch Turkey-Algeria TURAF Express

CMA CGM will launch a new Turkey-Algeria TURAF Express service connecting Aliaga, Gemlik, Izmit, Ambarli, Malta, Alger, Aliaga from 17 July 2023 using 3 ships of 800-1,000 teu. The first voyage will be made by the 868 teu ATLANTIC GREEN with 2 additional ships that are yet to be named.


CMA CGM drops Containerships brand

CMA CGM will drop the Containerships brand from 1 July 2023, with all of the Containerships services coming under the unified CMA CGM brand. Containerships was founded in 1966 with operations based in Helsinki in Finland. CMA CGM had acquired Containerships from Finnish company Container Finance Ltd Oy on 31 October 2018, and retained the brand for its intra-European services. The acquisition was part of CMA CGM's strategy to densify its European regional network that began in 2002 with the acq


Containerships launch SCX 2 Scotland Express 2 service

Containerships, the intra-Europe arm of CMA CGM, will launch a new Scotland Express 2 (SCX 2) service connecting Rotterdam, Hull, Grangemouth, Rotterdam from 8 July 2023 using the 750 teu ENCOUNTER. The SCX 2 will turn weekly in 7 days and will call at 3 terminals at Rotterdam - Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG), Dedicated Delta South (DDE) and RST Zuidzijde. It will complement that Scotland Express (SCX) service that currently calls at Rotterdam, Teesport, Grangemouth, Rotterdam that is operated


CNC/CMA CGM revamps CP2 South China-Philippines service

CNC, the intra-Asia arm of CMA CGM, has revamped its China South East Express services into a new South China-Philippines CP2 service from 20 Jun 2023. The revised CP2 will call at Nansha, Hong Kong, Shekou, Batangas, General Santos, Davao, Nansha on a 14 day rotation using 2 ships of 1,756 teu - SAN GIORGIO and CNC URANUS. CP2 service rotation


CNC/CMA CGM launch CP3 South China-Philippines service

CNC, the intra-Asia arm of CMA CGM, has introduced a new South China-Philippines CP3 service that will start from 30 June 2023 to call at Shekou, Hong Kong, Subic Bay, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Kaohsiung, Shekou. The service turns in 14 days using 2 ships, the 1,781 teu SHENG AN and 1,952 teu CNC JUPITER. CP3 service rotation


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.


CNC/CMA CGM to launch North China Booster service

CNC, the intra-Asia subsidiary of CMA CGM, is launching a North China Booster service that connects Dalian, Qingdao, Busan, Kwangyang, Busan, Dalian. The new feeder service  will turn in 7 days using the 1,708 teu CNC BANGKOK that will phase in at Dalian on 30 June 2023.


Main carriers liftings drop for 7th consecutive quarter

Container liftings for main carriers fell 6.8% YoY in 1Q 2023, accelerating from the 6.6% YoY fall in 4Q. All  9 of the main carriers recorded volume reductions, with Zim and Maersk recording the largest drops. The aggregate liftings of the 9 carriers in 1Q 2023 were even lower than the 2Q 2020 level during the first COVID wave. Despite the of the continuous improvement of the vessel turnaround time on the easing of port congestion, liner’s volume yield (liftings per slot) has continued to fall

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