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Imoto Lines has received the first of 3 ships of 1,096 teu for the domestic Japanese trade with the KISO that was delivered on 10 May 2023 by Kyokuyo shipyard, although the first port call was made on 2 June 2023 at Kobe. The ship is deployed on the Yokohama, Tomakomai, Sendai, Yokohama route for its maiden service. Imoto will introduce 2 more sisterships to its domestic feeder routes by the end of this year. These ships are the largest ships in the Imoto, surpassing the 670 teu units that are
CMA CGM's Containerships has upgraded its Portugal East Coast (PGEC) with new calls at Bassens (France) and Algeciras (Spain) from 6 June 2023. The revised PGEC rotation will call at Rotterdam, Bassens, Setubal, Algeciras, Setubal, Leixoes, Ferrol, Tilbury, Dunkirk, Antwerp, Vlissingen, Rotterdam on a 21 day rotation using 3 ships - the 962 teu SPICA J, 812 teu VOHBURG and 803 teu JORK RULER.
ASEAN Seas Line (ASL), China United Lines (CUL) and Pacific International Lines (PIL) have teamed up to launch a new jointly operated Intra-Asia service calling at Shekou, Nansha, Xiamen, Manila North, Subic Bay, Xiamen, Shekou, Nansha, Ho Chi Minh City, Shekou. The new service is branded respectively by ASL, CUL and PIL as the South China Vietnam Philippines service (SVP), South China Philippines Service (SP1) and China Philippines Vietnam (CPV). It turns in 3 weeks using 3 ships of 1,000-1,2
Zim and Gold Star Line (GSL) have revised the GSL Kolkata Colombo (GKC) service with the addition of new calls at Chittagong and Kattupalli from May 2023. The revised service has been renamed Kolkata Chittagong Express Shutle (GKC) and calls at Colombo, Chittagong, Kolkata, Kattupalli, Colombo, turning in 21 days using 3 chartered ships of 1,000-1,100 teu (IMKE SCHEPERS, SINAR BANGKA, ASIATIC NEPTUNE).
Global Field Line (GFL) has added new port calls and increased frequencies on its China-UAE-Russia service with relay connections at Jebel Ali. The service was first launched on 27 February 2023 with the 1,725 teu SHUN LONG that operates on the Jebel Ali, St Petersburg, Jebel Ali route, with a second ship, the 1,498 teu OCEAN SILKWAY to join on 4 June 2023 on the same route. The 2 ships connect at Jebel Ali with GFL's China-UAE service that was launched on 2 April with the 2,518 teu ZHONG GU ZH
CK Line and Pan Ocean have joined KMTC on the Korea Thailand Express (KTX) service with each carrier contributing one ship each on this service from May 2023. The 1,440 TEU CAPE FARO from CK Line and the 1,809 teu POS BANGKOK from Pan Ocean joined the KTX service on 20 May and 23 May respectively, and will operate alongside the 1,809 teu KMTC POHANG on the new KTX service. The current port rotation of the KTX remains unchanged, calling at Incheon, Kwangyang, Busan, Ho Chi Minh City, Laem Cha
COSCO and OOCL have launched a new Australia New Zealand Express (ANE) trans-Tasman service that connects Sydney, Auckland, Melbourne, Bell Bay, Sydney using the 1,1o3 teu CONTSHIP YEN from 16 May 2023. The service will operate on a fortnightly basis on a 14 day round voyage. The service marks COSCO's first dedicated service in the Australia-New Zealand range.
MSC will reinstate the Asia-North Europe Swan service from June 2023. The service will call at Qingdao, Ningbo, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Antwerp, Gdynia, Gdansk, Klaipeda, King Abdullah Port, Singapore, Qingdao. The Swan service will be operated independently by MSC outside of the 2M partnership with Maersk. It replaces the previous Swan/AE-2 service that was part of the initial 2M offering launched in January 2015. The Swan/AE-2 was jointly operated by the 2M using ships of 14,000-15,500 teu
IAL and Wan Hai have extended their Nippon-South China Trader (NST) service that connects Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Nansha, Shekou, Tokyo when it was originally launched in November 2022 with a new connection to Manila from May 2023. The revised NST service calls at Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Nansha, Shekou, Manila (North), Nansha, Shekou, Tokyo and will turn in 3 weeks starting from 23 May 2023 with the 990 teu BF PERCH followed by 1,042 teu CHATTANOOGA, with a third ship to be added in June, the
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