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Services

MSC launch new China-Bangladesh service

MSC will launch a new Bengal Service connecting South China and Bangladesh. The service will start on 27 April with the  1,732 teu MSC KYMEA from Hong Kong. The service calls at Hong Kong, Yantian, Shekou, Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas, Chittagong, Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas, Hong Kong and will deploy 4 ships of 1,600-2,000 teu. MSC Bengal Service port rotation

Services

MSC launch Le Havre-Boston transatlantic shuttle

MSC will launch a unique Le Havre-Boston transatlantic shuttle service to take advantage of booming transatlantic demand. The new service will start on 4 April with the 2,564 teu MSC SAMIRA III. The service will turn in 5 weeks using 5 ships of 2.500-3,400 teu. 3 of these ships are redeployed from the Baltic feeder service where volumes have been affected by the drop in Russian volumes. Freight rates have surged on the westbound transatlantic route since the middle of 2022 and remained sustain

Services

MSC to launch Scan Baltic to USA service

MSC will introduce a new Transatlantic service connecting Lithuania, Poland and Sweden with the US East Coast from 28 March 2022. It will be the only service that serves these Scan Baltic countries directly to the US without transhipment. The Scan Baltic to USA service will call at Klaipeda, Gdynia, Goteborg, Bremerhaven, New York, Philadelphia, Norfolk, Klaipeda using 6 ships of 4,200 teu to 6,700 teu. MSC Scan Baltic to US East Coast service rotation

Services

MSC revises Europe-East Med routing

MSC will revise the rotation of two North Europe-East Med services after it ends its cooperation with Zim on this trade from the end of March 2022. The revision will involve the Israel Express /NE1 service that was jointly operated by MSC and Zim and currently calls at Felixstowe, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Le Havre, Limassol, Ashdod, Haifa, Ashdod, Valencia, Felixstowe using 5 ships of 5,500 to 6,700 teu, of which 2 ships are contributed by ZIM and 3 ships by MSC. The last sailing of the joi

Services

2M terminates transpacific partnership with SM Line

The 2M/SM Line strategic cooperation agreement on the Far East-West Coast North America route will be terminated on 8 May 2022, one year earlier than scheduled. The 2M/SM Line cooperation started in April 2020 after HMM ended the 2M cooperation to join THE Alliance. The agreement was expected to run until March 2023, but has been prematurely terminated by the three parties. It will affect the TP-8/Orient/PS1 service jointly operated by the 2M and SM Line, with 6 ships of 10,600 teu to 11,290

Services

MSC adds SE Asia-Australia extra loaders

MSC has launched 2 adhoc services linking linking Australia to Southeast Asia hub ports to cater to cargo overflows since December. The KANGAROO service links Singapore and Tanjung Pelepas to Melbourne, Sydney and BRISBANE on irregular rotations using ships of 1,100 to 5,000 teu. The KOALA service is a new service that connects Singapore and Tanjung Pelepas to Fremantle, with ad hoc calls at Jakarta also added on an irregular basis. The 2,602 teu BOMAR RESILIENT is currently deployed on this se

Services

MSC enhances Russia Far East connections

MSC will upgrade its Russia Far East network from January 2022 by splitting its current Golden Horn service into 2 separate services, as the severe congestion at the Russia Far East ports of Vladivostok and Vostochny has affected its current schedules. The Golden Horn service was first introduced in August 2020, and currently calls at Busan, Qingdao, Dalian, Xingang, Incheon, Shanghai, Ningbo, Busan, Vladivostok, Vostochny, Busan using up to 5 ships of 1,100 teu to 2,800 teu. The revised Gold

Companies

MSC takes control of Log-In Logistica

MSC has acquired a 67% stake in Log-In Logistica on 21 Jan 2022

Companies

MSC eyes Bollore's Africa terminal assets

Bollore announced on 20 December 2021 that MSC has made an offer to acquire Bollore Africa Logistics for €5.7 Bn (US$6.4 Bn). MSC has until 31 March 2022 to put in a final bid. Bollore Africa Logistics is the biggest transport and logistics operator in Africa with 250 subsidiaries and some 21,000 employees in 49 countries, including 47 in Africa. It is present in 42 ports and operates 16 container terminal concessions and  7 ro-ro terminals, with over 90% of its revenue coming from its port op

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