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Samskip initiates Finland/Latvia service

Samskip has launched a new Baltic Sea - Finland/Latvia service from 7 November 2023 to connect Helsinki, Riga, Hull, Rotterdam, Helsinki. The service turns n 2 weeks using 2 ships of 500 teu. The service was initiated at Helsinki on 7 November with the 366 teu ORION for a single trip before being replaced by the 509 teu BF CARTAGENA and 508 teu DORNBUSCH.


Zim relaunch ZIM eCommerce Xpress (ZEX) service to US West Coast

Zim will relaunch the ZIM eCommerce Xpress (ZEX) service from 19 November 2023 to provide an expedited service from South China to Los Angeles. The service will see Zim's ships return to the US West Coast after it withdrew the ZEX in February 2023 and the ZNP in June 2023. The new ZEX will connect Xiamen, Yantian, Los Angeles, Xiamen using 6 ships of 4,200 starting with the 4,252 teu FELIXSTOWE and followed by SEASPAN LONCONMILLA (4,256 teu), ZIM CARMEL (4,360 teu), SEASPAN CHIBA (4,520 teu), S


ONE launch Thailand Singapore Express (TSX) feeder service

ONE will launch a new Thailand Singapore Express (TSX) feeder service connecting Laem Chabang, Singapore, Laem Chabang from 14 November 2023. The TSX service will turn in 7 days with the 4,432 teu BEAR MOUNTAIN BRIDGE. It will provide feeder connections for THE Alliance partners (Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, ONE and Yang Ming) to replace the current Asia-Europe FE5 service calling Laem Chabang, Cai Mep, Singapore, Colombo, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, London Gateway, Jeddah, Singapore, Laem Chabang that


X-Press Feeders launch Jeddah Hodeidah X-Press (JHX)

X-Press Feeders has introduced a new Jeddah Hodeidah X-Press (JHX) service that connects Jeddah, Djibouti, Hodeidah, Jeddah from 10 November 2023 using the 1,866 teu EA BLUE NILE and 1,645 teu X-PRESS KOHIMA. The service will operate on an irregular rolling schedule without fixed windows on a full rotation that will take 28 to 32 days due to berth congestion at Djibouti and Hodeidah. The service will call at both the RSGT and DPW terminal in Jeddah. The JHX will complement the existing Jeddah


Zim/GSL to launch China Japan Express (CJX) service

Zim./Gold Star Line will launch a new China Japan Express (CJX) service from 27 Nov 2023. The new service will call weekly at Lianyungang, Shanghai, Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Lianyungang on a 14 days rotation using the 1,012 teu IMKE SCHEPERS and 1,o54 teu SINAR BANGKA.


New China-East Africa service starts on 6 November 2023

The new China-East Africa service jointly operated by ESL, GFS, IAL, KMTC, RCL and TSL will start from 6 November 2023  calling at Qingao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Port Klang, Mombasa, Dar Es Salaam, Port Klang, Qingdao on a 56 day rotation using up to 8 ships of 2,400-3,000 teu. The ships initially deployed will be the 2,786 teu CUL MANILA operated by Emirates Shipping (ESL), 2,954 teu TS CHENNAI from TSL, 2,732 teu RACHA BHUM from RCL, 2,755 teu SM KAVERI from GFS, ESL ENDEAVOUR from ESL and


Unimed launch Damietta-Turkey service

Unimed has started a new Damietta-Turkey service from 23 October 2023 connecting Damietta and Mersin with the 1,216 teu MORAGA.


Sinotrans & SITC drop Busan call on China Haiphong (CHS/CJV5) service

Sinotrans and SITC have dropped the Busan call on their jointly operated China-Haiphong (CHS/CJV5) service that was introduced in April 2023 with the last call at Busan on 26 September. The CHS/CJV5 rotation has been shortened by 1 week and will turn in 2 weeks and call at Ningbo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Haiphong, Danang, Hong Kong, Ningbo with the 1,510 teu REN JIAN 6 from Sinotrans and the 1,808 teu SITC ZHEJIANG from SITC.


THE Alliance updates EC1 and EC2 service rotations

THE Alliance will revise the rotations of the Far East-US East Coast EC1 and EC2 services from November 2023 following the withdrawal of the EC4 service. A new call at Xiamen will be added to the EC1 service that will call at Kaohsiung, Xiamen (new), Yantian, Shanghai, Yangshan, Ningbo, Busan, Manzanillo, New York, Norfolk, Charleston, Savannah, Manzanillo, Balboa, Kaohsiung. A new call at Yantian is added on the EC2 service that will call at Qingdao, Yantian (new), Ningbo, Yangshan, Busan, C

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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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