ONE has announced the launch of a new Southeast Asia to India and Gulf (SIG) service from 16 November 2023. The service will call at Singapore, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Dammam, Jebel Ali, Cochin, Colombo, Singapore using 4 ships that are yet to be assigned in a 28 day rotation.
Container volumes recovered slightly in May, with flash estimates showing a 1.4% month-on-month increase over April although it is still 1.6% lower compared to the same month last year. Year to date growth remains negative at -1.8% over the first 5 months of the year. The Indian sub-continent was one of the key bright spots with May volumes up 9.8% yoy. The 2 main Indian ports of Mundra and Nhava Sheva both recorded healthy volumes with YTD volume growth reaching 8.0% and 6.3% respectively. S
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
PIL and Samudera have teamed up to launch a joint Belawan-Singapore-Bangkok service from 11 May 2023. The butterfly service turns in 2 weeks using the 1,080 teu KOTA HANDAL from PIL and the 1,141 teu ALS SUMIRE from Samudera that will call alternately on the Singapore, Belawan, Singapore leg (branded as SMS by PIL and BLW by Samudera) and Singapore, Bangkok, Singapore leg (branded as BK1 by PIL and BKK by Samudera).
Tangshan Hede Shipping has launched a new China-Vietnam-Thailand 1 (CVT1) service that will provide the first direct connection between its home port of Tangshan with Vietnam and Thailand via transhipment at Nansha. The CVT1 service connects Nansha, Ho Chi Minh City, Laem Chabang, Nansha. The service started on 7 April 2023 with the 1,096 teu HS HONG KONG that has joined Hede Shipping on a 6 to 8 months charter at $13,000 per day. (Update : The ship has been replaced by the 1,060 teu TRANSIMEX
Lotus Link, the joint venture of Zim and Hai An Transport, has launched its first service from 18 March 2023. The Haiphong-Saigon-Port Klang 1 (HSP1) service connects Haiphong, Ho Chi Minh City, Port Klang, Ho Chi Minh City using 2 Vietnamese flagged ships - the 1,060 teu HAIAN LINK and the 1,134 teu TC SYMPHONY that allows it to operate on both the domestic route and international route.
Hapag-Lloyd and Feedertech (Unifeeder) have teamed up to introduce a new Vietnam Indonesia Service (VIS) connecting Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Port Klang, Belawan, Penang, Port Klang, Singapore. The service will start from 6 April 2023 and turns in 2 weeks with the 1,781 teu CAT LAI EXPRESS from Hapag-Lloyd and 1,577 teu CELSIUS NEW ORLEANS from Feedertech. Vietnam Indonesia Service (VIS)
Hapag-Lloyd will launch a new Vietnam Indonesia Straits (VIS) service that connects Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Port Klang, Belawan, Penang, Port Klang, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City. The new service will turn in 2 weeks and starts from 10 April 2023 with the 1,781 teu CAT LAI EXPRESS that is shifted from the current Singapore-Vietnam Feeder (VNF) service. Hapag-Lloyd's new VIS service rotation
Zim will add a new calls at Jakarta, Laem Chabang and Haiphong on its ZIM Xpress Baltimore (ZXB) service connecting Southeast Asia and South China to the US East Coast. It will also add a new call at Kingston to provide additional relay options to ZIM’s Latin America regional network and an additional direct call at Norfolk. The revised ZXB will call at Jakarta, Laem Chabang, Cai Mep, Haiphong, Yantian, Kaohsiung, Panama Canal, Kingston, Baltimore, Norfolk, New York, Boston, Suez Canal, Jakart
COSCO and OOCL have launched a new Southeast Asia-US East Coast service via Mundra in India. The service is marketed by COSCO as the Asia-US East Coast Express Service South (AWES) and by OOCL as the India-Southeast Asia East Coast (ISE). The AWES/ISE calls at Singapore, Laem Chabang, Cai Mep, Mundra, Suez Canal, New York, Norfolk, Boston, Suez Canal, Singapore using 10 ships of 3,500-4,250 teu starting from 6 January 2023 at Cai Mep with the 3,534 teu GOTTFRIED SCHULTE.