Services operated jointly i.e. by alliances usually enjoyed better utilization than the services operated independently by a single liner. Since 2020, utilization for alliance services have been 6% points better than the same for independent services. The utilization for the independently operated services tend to be more volatile. Wider sales network helps fill vessel capacity, we figure. The utilization gap narrowed since December 2020 was just due to diversion of capacity buildup where the
MSC will launch a new Shosholoza Feeder service connecting Coega and Cape Town from 23 January 2023 with the 3,583 teu MSC ANUSHA III. The service is aimed to avoid delays at Cape Town that has suffered from severe congestion. Shosholoza Feeder service rotation
MSC started a Benin Feeder Service, another shuttle that uses 1,730 teu MSC RIONA running between Cotonou and Lome on weekly basis. The service has already started on 1 Dec at Lome. MSC RIONA was previously deployed in another West Africa feeder.
MSC has started DJIBOUTI EXPRESS, a shuttle that goes between Djibouti and King Abdullah Port with 1,438 teu MSC MALIN that has phased in on 7 December 2022 at Djibouti. MSC MALIN were previously running in a MSC Feedering Service that connect India and Pakistan.
MSC has launched a new service that connects Turkey, North Africa, Portugal and Spain starting from 29 December 2022. The Turkey to North Africa service connects Mersin, Aliaga, Derince, Tekirdag, Algiers, Casablanca, Sines, Valencia, Algiers, Malta, Mersin using 4 ships of 1,100 teu that will turn in 28 days. The CONTSHIP OAK, MSC CHARLOTTE, MSC SIGMA F and MSC AZURIT F have been assigned for the first 4 voyages but MSC will be shuffling vessels on this service from its Med network. Turkey
MSC will revise the port rotation on its Northwest Continent to South Africa (NWC to South Africa) service with no additional ports added and the double call at Cape Town is dropped in order to enhance schedule reliability. The revised rotation will start from 9 January 2023 to call at Rotterdam, London Gateway, Antwerp, Hamburg, Le Havre, Sines, Las Palmas, Ngqura, Durban, Cape Town, Las Palmas, Rotterdam compared to the previous rotation that called London Gateway, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp
MSC will launch a new India-West Med service connecting Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Djibouti, Gioia Tauro, Genoa, Barcelona, Valencia, Salerno, Gioia Tauro, Marsaxlokk, King Abdullah, Jeddah, Abu Dhabi. The first sailings will depart from Abu Dhabi on 19 December 2022 with the 4,992 teu MSC SHANGHAI.
Zim, Maersk and MSC will suspend their jointly operated ZSE/TP23/Liberty service that currently covers Tanjung Pelepas, Cai Mep, Yantian, Charleston, Savannah, New York (intermittently omitted), Tanjung Pelepas. The last sailing will depart from Tanjung Pelepas on 23 November 2022 with the 5,936 teu IAN H. The service currently deploys 10 ships of 5,400-6,600 teu on a 13 week rotation, including 9 ships operated by Zim and 1 ship by Maersk. The suspension of this service will remove an average
MSC is not slowing down its aggressive capacity expansion program despite the worsening market outlook. It has taken delivery of 7 more second-hand acquisitions so far this month, bringing the total number of ships acquired in the resale market to 306 units since 2020 (including units that were it had previously chartered). MSC was also linked to a package deal concluded with Costamare for 7 ships of 8,500-11,000 teu for forward delivery in 2025 for 4-5 year periods. Costamare also confirmed fo
MSC has introduced a new Black Sea String B service that connects Alexandria, Ashdod, Novorossiysk, Alexandria. The service started on 9 November 2022 with the 1,512 teu MSC NITA.