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MSC launch Asia-Europe Britannia service

MSC will launch a new Asia-North Europe Britannia service calling at Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Cai Mep, Liverpool, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Hamburg, London Gateway, Singapore, Shanghai from 1 July 2024. The Britannia service will turn in 13 weeks and will deploy up to 13 ships of 7,000-12,000 teu starting with the 9,640 teu MSC DENISSE X. It will be the only Asia-Europe service to have a direct call at Liverpool. The addition of this new service will add 3% to the Asia-North Europe route.

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MSC launch North Peru Feeder service

MSC will launch a new North Peru Feeder connecting Balboa, Buenaventura, Paita, Salaverry, Balboa from 6 June 2024 with the 2,572 teu MSC MONTSERRAT III. The service will turn in 2 weeks, with a second ship to be introduced. MSC North Peru feeder service

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Containerships back in full at Panama Canal

All of the containership services that were diverted from the Panama Canal since November 2023 have returned to their regular Panama transits as of May 2024. These services were forced to switch to the longer route initially through the Suez Canal and then to the Cape of Good Hope after the Red Sea crisis escalated at the end of 2023. With the increase in the number of neo-panamax transit slots at the Panama Canal from May, carriers are bringing back all of these services to Panama which would

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MSC removes US East Coast calls on Santana service

MSC has removed its FE-USEC connections on the Santana service with calls at New York omitted from April 2024. The last New York call on the service was made by the 15,264 teu MSC MARTINA MARIA on 29 March 2024 with subsequent sailings on the Santana shortened to a revised Far East-Mexico-Panama-Dominican Republic service calling at Yantian, Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan, Manzanillo (Mexico), Cristobal, Colon (Coco Solo), Caucedo, Yantian. The revised Santana turns in 11 weeks using up to 11 ships

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MSC launch Asia-Mexico West Coast Shuttle service

MSC will launch a new Asia-Mexico West Coast (Mexicas) service calling at Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan, Manzanillo (Mex), Lazaro Cardenas, Qingdao from 15 May 2024. The Mexicas service will turn in 6 to 7 weeks and will deploy ships of 4,000-7,000 teu starting with the 6,492 teu MSC APOLLO at Qingdao on 15 May 2024. MSC Asia-Mexico West Coast (Mexicas) service

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MSC redirects Israeli-linked chartered ships away from Persian Gulf

MSC has started to redirect ships chartered from Israeli-linked owners from the Persian Gulf following the seizure of the 14,952 teu MSC ARIES by Iranian special forces on 13 April 2024. According to a statement from MSC on 17 April, the carrier is in discussions with Iranian authorities to secure the release of the 25 crew members on the MSC ARIES and for cargo on board the ship to be discharged. Several ships that were due to enter the Persian Gulf has already been redirected, with details a

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Limited Israeli-owned containership exposure on Persian Gulf

The seizure of the 14,952 teu MSC ARIES by Iranian special forces on 13 April 2024 off Fujairah has placed heightened risks on Israeli-linked containerships trading in the Strait of Hormuz. However, the Israeli owned fleet accounts for less than 2% of all containerships in the Persian Gulf and their redeployment to other routes is not expected to cause significant disruptions to the trade, barring a full blockade of the Strait of Hormuz if the Israeli conflict escalates. Out of over 500 contain

Services

MSC adds Ingonyama feeder

MSC has launched the Ingonyama service connecting Coega, East London, Coega on 2 April 2024 with the 1,118 teu MSC TOKATA F. The new service will provide connections at Coega to MSC's global network as an alternative to trucking to East London which is located some 270km away by road.

Services

MSC upgrades Turkiye-UK West Coast service

MSC has upgraded its Turkiye-UK West Coast service with the addition of new calls at Portbury and Greenock from 26 January 2024. The upgraded service will call at Piraeus, Izmir, Gebze, Gemlik, Tekirdag, Aliaga, Barcelona, Valencia, Sines, Le Havre, Liverpool, Greenock, Liverpool, Portbury, Le Havre, Valencia, Barcelona, Malta, Piraeus. The service turns in 7 weeks and deploys 7 ships of 4,200-5,100 teu.

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MSC adds West Med to Red Sea service

MSC has launched a new West Med to Red Sea service connecting Barcelona, Gioia Tauro, Mersin, Jeddah, King Abdullah Port, Port Said, Barcelona. The service turns in 3 to 4 weeks and will deploy up to 6 ships of 4,800-6,800 teu with the first sailing by the 6,724 teu MSC MELISSA on 14 January 2024.

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