The new China-East Africa service jointly operated by ESL, GFS, IAL, KMTC, RCL and TSL will start from 6 November 2023 calling at Qingao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Port Klang, Mombasa, Dar Es Salaam, Port Klang, Qingdao on a 56 day rotation using up to 8 ships of 2,400-3,000 teu. The ships initially deployed will be the 2,786 teu CUL MANILA operated by Emirates Shipping (ESL), 2,954 teu TS CHENNAI from TSL, 2,732 teu RACHA BHUM from RCL, 2,755 teu SM KAVERI from GFS, ESL ENDEAVOUR from ESL and
ESL, GFS, IAL, KMTC, RCL and TSL will jointly launch a new China-East Africa service starting from November 2023. The service will call at Qingao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Port Klang, Mombasa, Dar Es Salaam, Port Klang, Qingdao on a 56 day rotation using up to 8 ships of 2,400-3,000 teu. The service will be branded as the RCL East Africa (REA) service by RCL while the other partners to the service have not yet announced their assigned service names.
The Vietnam Gulf India/RCL Gulf Asean/Vietnam Gulf Express/Saigon Gulf Service (VGI/RGA/VGX/SGS) service jointly operated by ESL, KMTC, RCL, CU Lines and Global Feeder Shipping will be upgraded from the 2,500 teu scale to 5,500 teu starting from September 2023, with CMA CGM joining as the 6th partner in the service who brands it as the Vietnam Gulf India (VGI) service. The service was first launched in January 2022 using up to 5 ships of 2,000-2,700 teu and called initially at Ho Chi Minh City,
KMTC will add a new Korea-North China CNS2 service calling at Busan, Ulsan, Kwangyang, Lianyungang, Qingdao, Busan on 7-days round trip with the 1,009 teu SUNNY LILLY starting fom 18 October 2023 at Lianyungang. Namsung is taking slots on the service which it brands as the Busan Lianyungang Qingdao (BLQ). Namsung will add a Busan Shanghai Ningbo (BSN) service calling at Shanghai, Ningbo, Busan, Ulsan, Kwangyang, Shanghai on 7-days round trip with the 907 teu SHECAN from 18 October at Shanghai.
KMTC and Namsung will introduce a new service that connects Busan with the west coast of Japan and Hokkaido in October. The new service is called Japan Shuttle 1 (JPS1) by KMTC and Busan Japan Shuttle (BJS) by Namsung starting on 8 October 2023 at Busan with the 1,000 teu SUNNY VIOLET and 1,003 teu STAR VOYAGER to follow a week later. The service will run on 14-day rotation calling Busan, Hakata, Kanazawa, Kushiro, Tomakomai, Ishikari, Akita, Busan.
CK Line and Pan Ocean have joined KMTC on the Korea Thailand Express (KTX) service with each carrier contributing one ship each on this service from May 2023. The 1,440 TEU CAPE FARO from CK Line and the 1,809 teu POS BANGKOK from Pan Ocean joined the KTX service on 20 May and 23 May respectively, and will operate alongside the 1,809 teu KMTC POHANG on the new KTX service. The current port rotation of the KTX remains unchanged, calling at Incheon, Kwangyang, Busan, Ho Chi Minh City, Laem Cha
The North China Express (NCX) service that is jointly operated by KMTC, SITC, RCL and X-Press Feeders has been suspended from 14 May 2023. The service was first launched in February 2021 by the 4 carriers and call at Dalian, Xingang, Qingdao, Ningbo, Singapore, Port Klang, Shekou, Incheon, Dalian using 4 ships of 2,400-2,800 teu with each partner contributing 1 ship each. KMTC and SITC have replaced the service with a new China Malaysia Vietnam (CMV/FEM3) service that is operated in partnersh
Maersk, KMTC, SITC and TS Lines are teaming up to launch a new NEA-SEA service that is branded respectively as the IA-68, CMV, FEM3 and CMV. The new service will call at Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Port Klang, Penang, Ho Chi Minh City, Shekou, Incheon, Qingdao and is scheduled to start on 9 May 2023, using 4 ships of 2,400-2,500 teu on a 28-days round trip. The following 4 vessels will be deployed initially on the service: * 2,433 teu SITC NANSHA will phase in on 9 May at Qingdao; * 2,556
The Middle East Gulf-China service that is jointly operated by a consortium of 6 carriers (PIL/CUL/ESL/KMTC/RCL/Wan Hai) will be upgraded from 9 January 2023 with new calls at Hamad and Singapore (westbound). The revised rotation will call at Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Shekou, Singapore, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Hamad, Singapore, Shanghai. The service was first launched in November 2021 and is branded respectively as the Gulf China Service (GCS) by PIL and KMTC, Asia Gulf Express (AGX) by CUL, Gulf Ch