Service cancellations

Service cancellations

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Zim has withdrawn the Zim North Pacific (ZNP) service with the last sailing from Busan on 12 July 2023.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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THE Alliance drops PS5 service

THE Alliance carriers (Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, ONE and Yang Ming) will suspend the FE-US West Coast PS5 service from August 2023. The service calls at Shanghai, Ningbo, Los Angeles, Oakland, Tokyo, Shanghai using 6 ships of 8,000-9,000 teu from ONE with an average weekly capacity of 8,468 teu. The last sailing is scheduled to depart from Shanghai on 30 July 2023. The removal of this service will reduce the overall FE-USWC capacity by 3%. THE Alliance will adjust the rotation of 3 of its FE-USWC ser

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Pasha/Costco terminates Transpacific service

Pasha has ended its involvement on the transpacific service operated exclusively for Costco with the last voyage made by the 2,756 teu CAPE ALTIUS that ended at Yantian on 1 June 2023. The ship has been re-let to Hapag-Lloyd for the remainder of its 40-44 month lease that started in March 2023. It is the last of the 11 ships that were chartered by Pasha on behalf of Costco for the Asia to US trade. Costco recorded a $93m charge in the fiscal quarter that ended on 20 November 2022 for the termin

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CUL makes exit from transpacific trade

China United Lines (CUL) will suspend its Transpacific Express II/South China-West US (TPC) service connecting Nansha, Yantian, Los Angeles, Nansha from June 2023 The TPC service is currently operated with 5 ships of 1,700-2,500 teu, and is currently the smallest service on the transpacific trade. It follows the earlier departure of micro carriers from the transpacific trade including CIMC, Jinjiang Shipping, BAL, TS Lines, Transfar, SeaLead and Pasha. The only remaining micro carrier on the Fa

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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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2M suspends AE1/Shogun Asia-Europe service

Maersk and MSC have announced the suspension of their AE1/Shogun service that is one of the 6 Asia-North Europe loops operated within the 2M alliance. Although officially suspended from week 11 of 2023, the AE1/Shogun service was already operated irregularly since September 2022 with just 3 voyages made in the 4th quarter with the last sailing made on 13 December 2022 when the 14,036 teu MSC ALEXANDRA made the last westbound voyage from Asia. The AE1/Shogun called at Ningbo, Xiamen, Yantian,

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Zim/GSL rationalizes China Australia CAX service after withdrawal of C2A/C3A

Zim/GSL will add new calls at Busan and Kaohsiung on its China Australia Express (CAX) service. From 18 April 2023, the CAX service will call at Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Xiamen, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane. The revised rotation will turn in 6 weeks and will deploy up to 6 ships of 4,250 teu. The CAX service was first launched in October 2020 and intially called at Ningbo, Shanghai, Yantian, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Ningbo using 6 ships of 2,500 teu with a Haiphong northbound cal

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ZIM eCommerce Xpress service is suspended

Zim has withdrawn the ZIM eCommerce Xpress (ZEX) service with the last sailing by the 4,253 teu ALEXANDER BAY that will complete its current voyage at Busan on 30 March 2023. The ZEX was launched in June 2020 to cater for the increased demand on the transpacific following the COVID-19 crisis and was originally designed to call only at Yantian, Dachan Bay, Los Angeles on a 35 day round trip using 5 ships of 4,250 teu. The ZEX marked the return of Zim to the Pacific Southwest after making an ex

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Transfar to exit transpacific trade

Transfar Shipping will stop its transpacific services from February 2023 after the 3 ships it currently deploys on the trade end their current voyages from the US East Coast. It had already ceased to operate on the US West Coast since December 2022. The 3,398 teu ZHONG GU SHAN DONG will phase out on 22 February 2023 at Laem Chabang. The 4,872 teu ZHONG GU FU JIAN will phase out on 20 March 2023 at Qingdao. The last ship, 4,389 teu ZHONG GU JI LIN will phase out on 3 April at Qingdao. All 3 shi

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