SeaLead will launch a new Australia-Indian Subcontinent service branded as the ASIA service from 20 March. The service will start from 20 March 2023 with the 4,250 teu REN JIAN 26 and call at Port Klang, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Port Klang, Karachi, Mundra, Nhava Sheva, Port Klang. The service will be operate on an irregular basis with only 2 ships with a frequency of 20-30 days, with plans to increase the frequency in the second half of 2023. SeaLead's ASIA service port rotation
SeaLead has ended its direct services on the Transpacific connecting China with the US and replaced it with a transhipment option to the the US East Coast by transhipment via Damietta. SeaLead started its transpacific operations in August 2021 on the Asia-US West Coast and added a Asia-US East Coast service via the Panama Canal in March 2022. These services were operated on an irregular basis using ships of 3,500 to 7,000 teu. The direct transpacific connections have stopped since December 2022
SeaLead has introduced a new Mediterranean-US East Coast (MEC) service connecting New York, Norfolk, Charleston, Jacksonville, Damietta, New York. The MEC service started on 22 January 2023 with the 3,380 teu AVNI from New York, after a trial Transatlantic run by the same vessel in December 2022. The new service turns in 5 weeks but will operate on an irregular basis with only 1 ship currently deployed.
SeaLead will re-route its Asia-US East Coast (AEC) service from Panama to the Suez route by transhipment at Damietta. The service will replace its previous AEC service that was first launched in March 2022 to connect Nansha, Ningbo, Qingdao, Busan, Norfolk, New York, Charleston, Jacksonville, Nansha via the Panama Canal. TS Lines joined the service in July 2022 by adding a 5,400 teu ship to complement the 3 ships of 4,900-6,900 teu that SeaLead employed on the AEC. This service has been suspende
SeaLead has launched a new Five Seas Express (5CX) service connecting Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Port Klang, Jeddah, Damietta, Ambarli, (Misurata - irregular), Damietta, Jeddah, Port Klang, Qingdao. The service started on 12 December 2022 with the 6,966 teu TIMON, followed by the 6,661 teu HAKUNA MATATA on 15 December 2022 and the 5,060 teu PUMBA on 28 December 2022 from Qingdao. It will turn in 10 weeks on an irregular frequency, with 6 ships of 5,000-7,000 teu currently assigned to t
SeaLead has launched a new Sudan Red Sea Shuttle (SRS) service connecting Jeddah and Sudan on 20 January 2023 with the 1,078 teu SENTOSA TRADER. The service operates on a 10 day frequency and calls at the DPW Red Sea Gateway Terminal in Jeddah and the Port Sudan container terminal.
SeaLead Shipping has upgraded its Far East to Middle East (FAM) with the addition of new port calls at Dammam and Hamad. The updated FAM service will call at Qingdao, Xingang, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Hamad, Qingdao starting with the call by the 6,966 teu TIMON at Dammam on 15 November 2022 and Hamad on 16 November 2022. The service is currently operated with 5 ships of 4,500-6,900 teu.
OOCL, SeaLead and TS Lines will launch a new India-UAE-East Africa service from 22 November 2022 aimed at the Kenya and Tanzania markets. The service will call weekly at Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Jebel Ali, Abu Dhabi, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam, Nhava Sheva, using 4 ships - the 2.174 teu FUTURE from OOCL; the 1,756 teu TS LAEM CHABANG from TS Lines; as well as the 1,200 teu SC MEMPHIS and 1,116 teu CONTSHIP LEX operated by SeaLead. OOCL brands the service as the Asia-East Africa Service 5 (EAX5) while
SeaLead will continue to serve the China-US West Coast market by taking slots on Transfar's sailings between Ningbo and Long Beach from November 2022. SeaLead has ceased to call at the US West Coast since 15 October when the 3,534 teu SONIC made its last call at Long Beach. Under the new agreement signed on 3 November 2022, Transfar will sell up to 83 teu on a space used basis to SeaLead on its AES1 service that currently calls at Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Long Beach, Lazaro Cardenas, Manzan
SeaLead and TS Lines have revised their jointly operated Asia-US East Coast (AEC) service with a new rotation calling at Nansha, Ningbo, Shanghai, Qingdao, Busan, Manzanillo (Mexico), Jacksonville, Charleston, Norfolk, New York, Nansha. The service was first introduced in March 2022 and initially called at Nansha, Ningbo, Qingdao, Busan, Norfolk, Newark, Charleston, Jacksonville. The revised rotation with the call at Jacksonville as the first US port was made on 22 September 2022 with the 5,4