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Evergreen/IAL/Jinjiang/PIL/RCL launch China-India service

Evergreen, IAL, Jinjiang Shipping. PIL, RCL will jointly launch a new China-India service calling at Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Singapore, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Port Klang, Singapore, Shanghai from 30 May 2024. The service will replace the existing service operated by IAL, Jinjiang, PIL and RCL that is branded as the China-Saigon-India / China Vietnam India / RCL Far East Madras 2 (CSI / CVI / RFM2). The revised service will omit the existing southbound and northbound calls at Ho Chi Minh Cit

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CMA CGM/CUL/ESL/GFS/KMTC/RCL expands Vietnam/Thailand-India-ME Gulf service

6 carriers are teaming up to expand their current Vietnam/Thailand-India-Middle East Gulf service into an extended butterfly service that will offer 2 separate loops connecting the following ports: * Loop 1 : Laem Chabang, Singapore, Port Klang, Nhava Sheva, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Nhava Sheva, Port Klang, Cai Mep * Loop 2 : Cai Mep, Jakarta, Port Klang, Mundra, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Mundra, Port Klang, Laem Chabang 6 carriers (CMA CGM, China United Lines (CUL), Emirates Shipping Line (ESL),

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RCL joins CNC and ONE as operator on China-Indonesia-Malaysia (CS2/CIM/RCI) service

RCL will join CNC and ONE as vessel operator on the China-Indonesia Malaysia (CS2/CIM) service that it brands as the RCL South China-Indonesia (RCI) from 30 December 2023. The service connects Hong Kong, Shekou, Nansha, Surabaya, Semarang, Jakarta, Port Klang, Hong Kong and turns in 3 weeks with 3 ships of 2,500-2,600 teu. RCL will deploy the 2,598 teu URU BHUM at Hong Kong on 30 December 2023 joining the 2,478 teu APL PUSAN from CNC and 2,664 teu NYK DANIELLA from ONE.

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New China-East Africa service starts on 6 November 2023

The new China-East Africa service jointly operated by ESL, GFS, IAL, KMTC, RCL and TSL will start from 6 November 2023  calling at Qingao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Port Klang, Mombasa, Dar Es Salaam, Port Klang, Qingdao on a 56 day rotation using up to 8 ships of 2,400-3,000 teu. The ships initially deployed will be the 2,786 teu CUL MANILA operated by Emirates Shipping (ESL), 2,954 teu TS CHENNAI from TSL, 2,732 teu RACHA BHUM from RCL, 2,755 teu SM KAVERI from GFS, ESL ENDEAVOUR from ESL and

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6 carriers to launch new China-East Africa service

ESL, GFS, IAL, KMTC, RCL and TSL will jointly launch a new China-East Africa service starting from November 2023. The service will call at Qingao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Port Klang, Mombasa, Dar Es Salaam, Port Klang, Qingdao on a 56 day rotation using up to 8 ships of 2,400-3,000 teu. The service will be branded as the RCL East Africa (REA) service by RCL while the other partners to the service have not yet announced their assigned service names.

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Vietnam Gulf India (VGI) upgrade - CMA CGM joins as vessel operator

The Vietnam Gulf India/RCL Gulf Asean/Vietnam Gulf Express/Saigon Gulf Service (VGI/RGA/VGX/SGS) service jointly operated by ESL, KMTC, RCL, CU Lines and Global Feeder Shipping will be upgraded from the 2,500 teu scale to 5,500 teu starting from September 2023, with CMA CGM joining as the 6th partner in the service who brands it as the Vietnam Gulf India (VGI) service. The service was first launched in January 2022 using up to 5 ships of 2,000-2,700 teu and called initially at Ho Chi Minh City,

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GSL Kolkata-Chittagong (GKC) service changed to Port Klang-Koltata feeder

Zim and Gold Star Line (GSL) have changed the GSL Kolkata-Chittagong Express Shuttle (GKC) service to a Port Klang-Kolkata shuttle service but has retained the GKC service name. The new GKC is jointly operated with RCL which brands the service as the RCL Malaysia-Kolkata Service (RCH8). The GKC/RCH8 service will call Port Klang (Westports), Kolkata, Port Klang and turns in 2-3 weeks with up to 3 ships of 1,000-1,200 teu deployed, with the new deployment started in September 2023.

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RCL/CUL adds Sihanoukville call on revised RBC1 service

RCL and CUL have added a new call at Sihanoukville on their jointly operated RBC1/BC1  (RCL Bangkok China 1/China-Thailand Service 1) service. The revised rotation of the RBC1/BC1 will be Ningbo, Shanghai, Sihanoukville, Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Ho Chi Minh City, Ningbo starting from 10 August 2023. The service turns in 3 weeks, and currently deploys 2 ships of 1,200-1,500 from RCL and one 1,930 teu ship from CUL.

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Evergreen, PIL, CUL and RCL jointly launch China India service

Evergreen has teamed up with PIL, CUL and RCL to launch a new China-India service that will call Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Singapore, Port Klang Westport, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Karachi, Port Klang Westport, Singapore, Haiphong, Shanghai using 6 ships of 2,700-5,400 teu on a 42-days round trip. The service will be branded as the China-India Express 4 (CIX4) by Evergreen, China-Subcontinent Express (CSE) by PIL, China India III (CIS) by CUL and RCL China West Asia (RWA) by RCL. The service will

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North China Express (NPX) service to Malaysia is suspended

The North China Express (NCX) service that is jointly operated by KMTC, SITC, RCL and X-Press Feeders has been suspended from 14 May 2023. The service was first launched in February 2021 by the 4 carriers and call at Dalian, Xingang, Qingdao, Ningbo, Singapore, Port Klang, Shekou, Incheon, Dalian using 4 ships of 2,400-2,800 teu with each partner contributing 1 ship each. KMTC and SITC have replaced the service with a new China Malaysia Vietnam (CMV/FEM3) service that is operated in partnersh

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