SeaLead has launched a new Mediterranean-South America (MEDSA) service from 12 November 2023 that connects Casablanca, Itapoa, Paranagua, Santos, Casablanca. The first sailing was made by the 1,723 teu GREEN HOPE that departed from Casablanca on 13 November and arrived in Santos on 29 November. The service will turn in 5 weeks and will initially operate on a monthly frequency with only 1 ship with more ships to be added subsequently. Relay connections will be offered at Casablanca to Barcelona
MSC has launched a new Torogoz Feeder service connecting Balboa, Acajutla, Puerto Quetzal, Balboa using the 1,878 teu MSC DIAMOND II. The service has been in operation since July 2023, and operates on a 2-3 week rotation on an irregular frequency.
Hannover Shipping has added a second ship to its Panama-Venezuela service connecting Colon, La Guaira, Puerto Cabello from 31 October 2023 with the introduction of the 642 teu ELLA Y. The new ship joins the 260 teu TOPAZ NEVA that has been deployed on the service since 25 May 2023.
Seaboard Marine will launch a new Philadelphia/Wilmington-North Central America service from 26 November 2023 calling at Santo Tomas de Castilla, San Salvador, Puerto Cortes, Managua, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Santo Tomas de Castilla using 2 ships of 1,800 teu.
Zim will launch a new ZIM Gulf Toucan (ZGT) connecting Argentina and Brazil with Mexico and the US Gulf coast. The ZGT will start from January 2024 and will deploy to 6 ships of 2,800 teu that are mostly to be redeployed from its Australia routes. The ZGT will call at Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Navegantes/Itapoa, Paranagua, Santos, Rio De Janeiro, Cartagena, Kingston, Veracruz, Altamira, Houston, Mobile, Kingston, Cartagena, Santos, Buenos Aires. It follows the launch of the ZIM Colibri Expre
Zim will launch its first FE-WCSA service branded as the ZIM Albatross (ZAT) starting from 13 November 2023. The new service will call initially at Ningbo, Shanghai, Qingdao, Lazaro Cardenas, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, San Antonio, Hong Kong for its first 3 sailings before switching to a full rotation calling at Xingang, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Busan, Lazaro Cardenas, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Callao, San Antonio, Busan, Xingang on a 77-days round trip. Zim will deploy up to eleven ships of 3,5
MSC has added a Mex Gulf to Central America service through slots on Zim's Central America Gulf Xpress (CGX) that calls at Kingston, Houston, Altamira, Kingston, Moin, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Puerto Cortes, Kingston using 3 ships of 900-1,100 teu. The move follows the announcement of Zim's new operational collaboration agreement with MSC on trades connecting the Indian subcontinent with the East Mediterranean, the East Mediterranean with Northern Europe, and services connecting East Asia with
ONE will launch a new Florida Latin Express (FLX) service from 4 October 2023. The service will turn in 28 days using 4 ships of 1,400-1,700 teu and call at Callao, Paita, Guayaquil, Cartagena, Port Everglades, Puerto Cortes, Cartagena, Callao. The 4 ships will be positioning from Europe and Asia to join the new service, including the 1,436 teu ESSENCE, 1,740 teu HANSA SIEGBURG and the 1,781 teu newbuilding LANGENESS. Florida Latin Express (FLX) service
COSCO/OOCL and ONE will jointly launch a new East East South America-Europe service from 16 September 2023, branded respectively as the 'East Coast South America-Europe 2' (ESE2), 'Europe-East Coast South America Express' (EEX) and 'Latin-East-Coast Europe Express' (LUX). The ESE2/EEX/LUX service will call at Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Itapoa, Paranagua, Santos, Rio De Janeiro, Algeciras, Rotterdam, London Gateway, Hamburg, Antwerp, Lisbon, Algeciras, Santos, Paranagua, Montevideo using 9 ships
HMM has added a new call at Jakarta on the Far East-India-Latin America (FIL) service to provide a direct link between Indonesia and Latin America. The enhanced FIL service will call at Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Jakarta, Singapore, Kattupalli, Santos, Paranagua, Itapoa, Itajai, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santos, Singapore, Hong Kong, Busan. The first call at Jakarta was made on 8 June 2023 with the 6.765 teu HYUNDAI SHANGHAI. 12 ships of 4,700-6,800 teu are deployed on the service that i