Service cancellations

Service cancellations

THE Alliance/Wan Hai suspends Asia Red Sea (AR1) service

The Asia Red Sea (AR1) service jointly operated by THE Alliance and Wan Hai will be suspended with the last westbound sailing to depart from Singapore on 31 January 2024. 4 ships are currently deployed on this service which typically turns in 7 weeks on the Red Sea route calling at Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Singapore, Jeddah, Aqaba, Sokhna, Jeddah, Singapore, Busan. The 5,610 teu WAN HAI 613 was the last ship to transit via the Gulf of Aden while 3 other ships (YM MUTUALITY, YM MODERAT

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Transmasters China-St Petersburg service disrupted by financial difficulties

Russian operator Transmasters' China to St Petersburg service has been disrupted by financial troubles with 6 of its ships stranded since December 2023. Transmasters have notified its customers on 15 December 2023 of an emergency surcharge of $1,750/teu for cargo already loaded on the 1,662 teu HONRISE that has been stranded off Sweden since 23 November 2023. The ship will only be able to discharge at St Petersburg after the surcharge has been paid. The 1,725 teu SHUN LONG has also been strand

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THE Alliance to withdraw FE5 service

THE Alliance carriers (Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, ONE and Yang Ming) will withdraw the Asia-North Europe FE5 service from November 2023. The FE5 is the second smallest of the 5 Asia-North Europe loops operated by THE Alliance and currently deploys 10 ships of 13,800-14,100 teu calling at Laem Chabang, Cai Mep, Singapore, Colombo, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, London Gateway, Jeddah, Singapore, Laem Chabang, with 1 sailing blanked on an 11 week round trip rotation. The last westbound sailing is scheduled

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THE Alliance to withdraw EC4 service to US East Coast

THE Alliance carriers (Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, ONE and Yang Ming) will withdraw the EC4 service from November 2023. The EC4 is 1 of the 5 FE-US East Coast services that THE Alliance currently operates. The last sailing will be made by the 14,078 teu YM WIND from Hong Kong on 6 November 2023. The service calls at Kaohsiung, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Yantian, Cai Mep, Singapore, Suez Canal, Norfolk, Savannah, Charleston, New York, Suez Canal, Singapore, Kaohsiung. The service currently deploys 11 ships of 13,

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THE Alliance suspends PN3 service

THE Alliance carriers (Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, ONE and Yang Ming) have announced the suspension of the PN3 transpacific service that connects Hong Kong, Yantian, Shanghai, Busan, Vancouver, Tacoma, Busan, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong from October 2023. The PN3 service deploys 7 ships of 8,500 to 11,700 teu with an average weekly capacity of 10,600 teu. The withdrawal will remove 3% of the current Far East-US West Coast capacity, with the last PN3 sailing departing from Hong Kong on 24 September 2023. THE Al

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Zim withdraws Med-ISC (ZMI) service

Zim has withdrawn its Zim Med ISC (ZMI) service from September 2023, with the last sailing departing from Haifa on 2 September 2023. The ZMI service called at Haifa, Aliaga, Valencia, Felixstowe, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Le Havre, Ashdod, Limassol,Haifa,Colombo,Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Haifa turning in 5 weeks with 5 ships of 3,500-6,800 teu operated independently by Zim. Zim will replace the ZMI with slots on 3 MSC services covering 3 separate corridors that were previously served by the ZMI:

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CMA CGM withdraw TLX service on weakening Asia-Med rates

CMA CGM has withdrawn its new Turkey Libya Express (TLX) service after just 6 sailings from Asia to the Red Sea, Turkey and Libya. The service start on 2 July 2023 with the 2,468 teu BUXLINK and called at Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Singapore, Jeddah, Iskenderun, Malta, Misurata with several ad hoc calls at Lianyungang and Tripoli. Only 6 headhaul sailings were conducted by the 3,534 teu HOPE ISLAND, 4,506 teu CMA CGM OSAKA, 4,294 teu CMA CGM MONTOIR, 4,253 teu CMA CGM PERTH and 4,404 teu CMA CG

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Zim withdraws ships from Asia-Oceania trade

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

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CU Lines ends Asia-Europe/Med and Transpacific services

CU Lines have made its last voyages on the Asia-Europe and Transpacific routes, ending its brief foray into the main East-West routes and will henceforth refocus on its core intra-Asia and Far East-India Subconinent & Middle East routes. The move will effectively terminate its planned Initial Public Offering (IPO) that was launched in Hong Kong on January 2022. The last Asia-Europe sailing was made by the 1,912 teu ZHONG GU NAN HAI on its Asia-East Mediterranean (AEM) service that called at Amb

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Zim withdraws ZNP service and slots on MSC's Chinook

Zim has withdrawn the Zim North Pacific (ZNP) service with the last sailing from Busan on 12 July 2023. The ZNP deployed up to 7-9 ships of 2,700-4,300 teu and called at Kaohsiung, Yantian, Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan, Vancouver (BC), Busan, Kaohsiung. The removal of the ZNP will remove 1% from the FE-USWC capacity. Zim will replace the ZNP with slots on MSC’s Chinook service with the first Zim sailing on the 6,400 teu MSC DAMLA at Yantian from 15 July. The full Chinook rotation will be Yantian,

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