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-Southeast Asia service that will provide the first direct connection between its home port of Tangshan with Vietnam and Thailand. The Hede Southeast Asia service connects Tangshan, Nansha, Ho Chi Minh City, Laem Chabang, Tangshan. The service started on 7 April 2023 with the 1,096 teu HS HONG KONG that has just joined Hede Shipping on a 6 to 8 months charter at $13,000 per day.
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.
RCL has teamed up with CMA CGM's intra-Asia carrier, CNC, to launch a new Yangon Cambodia Express (YGX) service that connects Singapore, Port Klang, Yangon, Port Klang, Singapore, Sihanoukville, Singapore from 3 January 2023. The service will deploy 3 ships on a 21 day rotation, starting with the 1,060 teu GREEN PACIFIC from CNC and followed by 2 more ships from RCL - the 928 teu NITHI BHUM and 1,118 teu OTANA BHUM.
Emirates Shipping Line (ESL) will launch 2 services connecting its Southeast Asia hub of Port Klang with the Indonesian ports of Jakarta and Surabaya in January 2023. The JKT service connecting Port Klang, Jakarta, Port Klang will start on 6 January 2023 and the SUB service connecting Port Klang, Surabaya, Port Klang will start from 8 January 2023. Both of these services are offered through a slot arrangement with RCL who are operating the feeder services as part of its ASEAN feeders network.