HMM and NYK Bulk & Projects (NBP) have signed a collaboration agreement on 19 December 2022 to jointly operate a weekly break-bulk liner service between the Far East and Middle East. HMM currently operates 4 owned mpp ships of 30,100 dwt/1,888 teu equipped with 2 heavy-lift cranes of 320 tons that can be combined to lift 640 tons. It also charters in 1 to 2 heavy lift ships from AAL from a cooperation arrangement concluded in 2018. These mpp ships are mostly deployed on the Middle East route,
Blue Water Shipping has launched a new fortnightly service connecting Port Klang, Lihir and Brisbane using 3 multipurpose ships of 336 teu. The service will serve Newcrest Mining's operations in Lihir in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The first sailing from Port Klang was on 5 June with the BBC OCEAN that has been time chartered from Briese Schiffahrts for the service along with 2 other sister ships BBC AUSTRALIA and BBC PACIFIC.