HMM and SM Line swap slots on transpacific PSX/CPX services

HMM and SM Line will exchange slots on the transpacific PSX and CPX services starting from June 2024. The 2 South Korean carriers swap 300 teu each week on each service and the agreement will expire on 30 April 2025 with no automatic renewals. The PSX service calls at Shanghai, Kwangyang, Busan, Los Angeles, Oakland, Busan, Kwangyang, Incheon, Shanghai and is operated by HMM using 7 ships of 8,500 to 10,000 teu with an upgrade to 13,700 teu ships planned later this year. ONE, Hapag-Lloyd and Ya


COSCO takes slots on WIN service

COSCO has reached an agreement with ONE to purchase slots on the West India North America Express (WIN) service from 16 May 2024. COSCO will market the service as the India East Coast Express 2 (IPE2) and joins HMM as slot buyer on the new service that it markets as the India America Express (IAX), with each carrier taking 500 teu and 1,700 teu respectively per week, including 5o and 170 reefer slots each. ONE launched the service on 9 May 2024 on an extended routing through the Cape of Good


THE Alliance revises PN2 after reinstatement of PN3 service

THE Alliance carriers (Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, ONE and Yang Ming) will revise the rotation of Asia-Pacific Northwest transpacific PN2 service following the reinstatement of the PN3 service on 19 April 2024. The new rotations of the affected services are as follows:- PN2 (revised from 10 April 2024) : Singapore, Laem Chabang, Cai Mep, Yantian, Tacoma, Vancouver, Tokyo, Kobe, Singapore. The service will turn in 9 weeks using 9 ships of 10,000 to 12,700 teu on a shortened rotation with eastbound calls


BTL to launch Rio Grande-Buenos Aires-Montevideo (RBM) feeder for connections to HMM's FIL

Bengal Tiger Lines (BTL) will launch a new Rio Grande-Buenos Aires-Montevideo (RBM) feeder service from 22 May 2024. The RBM service will turn weekly with the 1,756 teu TIGER PLATA (ex MAHAWELI). It will provide connections at Rio Grande to and from Buenos Aires and Montevideo, serving primarily HMM's Far East-India-Latin Amerca (FIL) service that will be truncated with the existing calls at Buenos Aires and Montevideo removed while a new call at Rio Grande's Tecon terminal is added. The revis


THE Alliance delays relaunch of EC4 all-water service

THE Alliance carriers (Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, ONE and Yang Ming) has announced the postponement of the Asia-US East Coast 4 (EC4/Suez1) service relaunch that was originally scheduled from 15 April 2024 after a 6 month suspension. The EC4/Suez1 was to deploy up to 13 ships of 13,000-14,000 teu with a new rotation calling at Kaohsiung, Xiamen, Yantian, Cai Mep, Singapore, Norfolk, Savannah, Charleston, New York, Singapore, Kaohsiung with the former call at Hong Kong omitted and divert from the Suez to


HMM to take slots on ONE/Wan Hai AP1/AA3 service

HMM will take slots on the new ONE/Wan Hai AP1/AA3 transpacific service that will start on 8 May 2024. HMM will have a weekly slot allocation of 250 teu from ONE on the service that it will be marketed by both carriers as the AP1. The AP1/AA3 service will turn in 7 weeks with 7 ships of 7,000 to 13,400 teu, of which 5 ships will be operated by Wan Hai and 2 ships from ONE, and will call at Haiphong, Cai Mep, Shekou, Xiamen, Taipei, Ningbo, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Oakland, Shekou, Haiphong. The


HMM shortens Tianjin to Philippines (TTP) service rotation

HMM has shortened the rotation of its Tianjin to Philippines (TTP) service to remove calls at Xingang, Dalian and Busan from March 2024. The revised TTP rotation will call at Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Manila, Qingdao on a 3 week rotation using 3 ships of 4,700 teu. The previous TTP was introduced in October 2023 to call at Busan, Dalian, Xingang, Qingdao, Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Manila, Busan on a 5 week rotation.


ONE to launch WIN service

ONE will launch a new West India North America (WIN) service calling at Port Qasim, Hazira, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Damietta, Algeciras, New York, Savannah, Jacksonville, Charleston, Norfolk, Damietta, Jeddah, Port Qasim from May 2024 turning in 9 weeks with ships operated solely by ONE. HMM will purchase 1,700 teu a week on the service on a round trip basis including 170 reefer slots. The routing could be affected by the current diversions from the Red Sea to the Cape which could delay the launc


THE Alliance updates EC1 and EC2 service rotations

THE Alliance will revise the rotations of the Far East-US East Coast EC1 and EC2 services from November 2023 following the withdrawal of the EC4 service. A new call at Xiamen will be added to the EC1 service that will call at Kaohsiung, Xiamen (new), Yantian, Shanghai, Yangshan, Ningbo, Busan, Manzanillo, New York, Norfolk, Charleston, Savannah, Manzanillo, Balboa, Kaohsiung. A new call at Yantian is added on the EC2 service that will call at Qingdao, Yantian (new), Ningbo, Yangshan, Busan, C

Service cancellations

THE Alliance to withdraw FE5 service

THE Alliance carriers (Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, ONE and Yang Ming) will withdraw the Asia-North Europe FE5 service from November 2023. The FE5 is the second smallest of the 5 Asia-North Europe loops operated by THE Alliance and currently deploys 10 ships of 13,800-14,100 teu calling at Laem Chabang, Cai Mep, Singapore, Colombo, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, London Gateway, Jeddah, Singapore, Laem Chabang, with 1 sailing blanked on an 11 week round trip rotation. The last westbound sailing is scheduled

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