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.
Zim/Gold Star Line is adding more port calls on the China Thailand Vietnam III (CT3) that will extend the service to reach North Asia from January 2023. The CT3 was launched on 25 November 2022 and had initially called at Ningbo, Xiamen, Nangha, Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Haiphong, Yantian, Nansha, Ningbo using 3 ships of 1,700-2,000 teu. The service will be extended to call at Xingang, Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Sihanoukville, Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Haiphong, Yantia
Zim has withdrawn its North China Australia Express (C3A) service from December 2022.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 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
Zim/Gold Star Line (GSL) has launched a new China Thailand Vietnam III (CT3) service that connects Ningbo, Xiamen, Nangha, Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Haiphong, Yantian, Nansha, Ningbo from 25 November 2022. The CT3 turns in 3 weeks using 3 Bangkokmax ships, the 1,762 teu MTT SANDAKAN and two 1,984 teu newbuildings MARLA TIGER and MARLA BULL that have just been chartered by Zim.
Gold Star Line will launch a new Korea Express (KRX) service from 18 October 2022 calling at Taichung, Kaohsiung, Shekou, Xiamen, Busan (New Port & North Port), Incheon, Xiamen, Taichung. The GSL service will turn in 2 weeks using the 1,134 teu ZIM AUSTRALIA and the 1,049 teu ASIATIC PRIDE.
Zim/GSL will launch a new India-Africa Express (IAX) service connecting Western India with Kenya and Tanzania in East Africa from September 2022. The IAX will call at Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Mombasa, Dar Es Salaam, Nhava Sheva with 3 ships of 1,100 teu. The first official sailing will be made by the 1,134 teu ASIATIC NEPTUNE at Nhava Sheva on 7 September 2022. The same ship had already made one ad hoc rotation at the same IAX ports from 9 August 2022.