Zim will withdraw its ships from the Asia-Oceania trade and replace them with slots on MSC's enhanced Oceania services suite from October 2023. The move will affect 14 ships of 1,100 teu to 2,800 teu that Zim currently employs on 3 services on this route. Zim's existing China-Australia Express (CAX) service will be replaced by slots on MSC's Panda service that calls at Busan, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Yantian, Nansha, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Busan. Zim's current Thai
Grimaldi has introduced a new container/roro service connecting Europe and ANZ with an irregular monthly frequency. The maiden voyage was made by the 31,340 dwt GRANDE COTONOU (1,800 teu/5,770 lane meters) from 3 April 2023 that called at Southampton, Bremerhaven, Antwerp, Gioia Tauro, Jeddah, Melbourne, Auckland. After the Auckland call on 4 June 2023, the ship will make a return trip to Europe via Busan, Shanghai, Laem Chabang.
COSCO and OOCL have launched a new Australia New Zealand Express (ANE) trans-Tasman service that connects Sydney, Auckland, Melbourne, Bell Bay, Sydney using the 1,1o3 teu CONTSHIP YEN from 16 May 2023. The service will operate on a fortnightly basis on a 14 day round voyage. The service marks COSCO's first dedicated service in the Australia-New Zealand range.
MSC has extended the KIWI Express service with a new call at Laem Chabang added on 28 March 2023. The revised KIWI Express rotation will call at Tanjung Pelepas, Singapore, Laem Chabang, Singapore, Jakarta, Brisbane, Sydney, Auckland, Nelson, Wellington, Lyttelton, Port Chalmers, Brisbane, Tanjung Pelepas. The revised rotation will add 1 more week to the rotation and will henceforth turn in 10 weeks using up to 10 ships of 2,700 to 4,400 teu.
TS Lines will upgrade its current irregular New Zealand Express (NZE) into a dedicated service calling at Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Nansha, Hong Kong, Shekou, Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Lyttelton, Napier, Ningbo. The current NZE service operates on an irregular schedule and also incorporates calls at Brisbane in Australia which will be dropped, while new calls at Wellington and Napier will be added. The upgraded service will start from 11 December 2022 with the 1,808 teu TS BANGKOK. The
Focus Container Line, a new shipping company based in Brisbane, Australia, will launch a new service linking China to New Zealand and Australia from November 2022. The new service will kick off from Ningbo on 4 November 2022 with the 1,497 teu mpp ship BBC DENMARK and followed by the 1,756 teu SAN GIORGIO on 19 November 2022. The 2 ships will be deployed for 2 round trips connecting Ningbo, Auckland, Ningbo with intermediate calls at Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne on some of the sailings. The
COSCO and OOCL will launch a newChina New Zealand Express (CNX) service calling at Shanghai, Shekou, Hong Kong, Auckland, Hong Kong, Shanghai, with an optional call at Napier planned. The first sailing will start on 10 November 2022 by the 2,174 teu ADVANCE with an adhoc Ningbo call on 17 November 2022. The CNX will complement the 2 carriers' current China New Zealand Service (CNS), North Asia Express (JKN) and New Zealand/South East Asia Express (NZS) services. Port of rotation of the new Chi