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.
The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) will launch a new Europe-Asia Pendulum Service that calls at Dalian, Shanghai, Ennore, Jeddah, Montoir, Bremerhaven, Antwerp, Jeddah, Dalian from 31 December 2022. The service will turn in 80-82 days and will initially deploy 2 of Bahri's roro/container ships of 25,900 dwt/364 teu with sailings every 40-45 days starting with the BAHRI JAZAN at Dalian on 31 December 2022 and the BAHRI JEDDAH on 17 February 2023. Bahri's new Europe Asia Pend