Spliethoff has launched a new Transatlantic container/roro service starting from June 2023. The service will operate on a monthly frequency and call at Antwerp, Bristol or Southampton, Baltimore, Gloucester using roro ships from sister company Transfennica that are normally operated on the intra-European routes. These ships are able to carry 300-600 teu of containers and up to 3,000 lane meters of rolling cargo. The first sailing was made from Antwerp on 9 June with the 640 teu/2,953 lane m PUL
Kalypso Compagnia di Navigazione has stopped its Transatlantic 'Cristoforo Colombo' service with the last sailing from the New York on 15 May 2023 by the 1,368 teu JULIUS that will be redelivered after ending its current voyage at Sagunto on 25 May. The Cristoro Colombo service was launched in November 2022 using up to 3 ships of 1,300-3,000 teu connecting various Med ports including Taranto, Salerno, Civitavecchia, La Spezia and Sagunto with New York. Kalypso will retain its Marcopolo servic
MSC will add a new fortnightly call at Jacksonville to its ScanBaltic to USA service starting from 25 April 2023. The revised rotation of the ScanBaltic to USA service will be Klaipeda, Gdynia, Gothenburg, Bremerhaven, Felixstowe, Antwerp, Le Havre, New York, Philadelphia, Norfolk, Jacksonville (alternate weeks), Klaipeda. The service currently deploys 5 ships of 2,700 to 5,000 teu, with the new rotation expected to add 1 more week to the rotation.
SeaLead has ended its direct services on the Transpacific connecting China with the US and replaced it with a transhipment option to the the US East Coast by transhipment via Damietta. SeaLead started its transpacific operations in August 2021 on the Asia-US West Coast and added a Asia-US East Coast service via the Panama Canal in March 2022. These services were operated on an irregular basis using ships of 3,500 to 7,000 teu. The direct transpacific connections have stopped since December 2022
SeaLead has introduced a new Mediterranean-US East Coast (MEC) service connecting New York, Norfolk, Charleston, Jacksonville, Damietta, New York. The MEC service started on 22 January 2023 with the 3,380 teu AVNI from New York, after a trial Transatlantic run by the same vessel in December 2022. The new service turns in 5 weeks but will operate on an irregular basis with only 1 ship currently deployed.
Ellerman has launched a new USA Express transatlantic service that connects Antwerp, Rotterdam, Tilbury, New York, Wilmington, Jacksonville, Antwerp starting from 12 December 2022. The service turns in 4 weeks and will initially deploy 2 ships offering sailings on a fortnightly frequency. The 3,534 teu MONA LISA departed from Antwerp on 12 December and will be followed by the 5,060 teu SC MARA on 26 December 2022. Both of these ships are redeployed from Ellerman's current GB Express service
CMA CGM has joined COSCO, OOCL and ONE on the East Mediterranean America (EMA) service, replacing Yang Ming as the 4th partner on the Med-USEC service. CMA CGM sells the service as the Turkey Express (TUX), with its participation commencing from 25 November 2022 with the introduction of the 4,360 teu CMA CGM LAPIS to the service. It will join 5 other ships of 4,200-5,00 teu, of which 2 are operated by COSCO and ONE, and 1 by OOCL. The service currently calls at Iskenderun, Aliaga, Ambarli, Pir
CMA CGM has announced the launch of the new MOCANA service connecting Morocco to North America. The service will be offered as a leg of the OCEAN Alliance's Columbus JAX service with the addition of 2 calls at Tanger Med on the Atlantic leg of the USEC-FE-USWC pendulum service. The revised Columbus JAX service will call at Yantian, Cai Mep, Singapore, Port Klang, Colombo, Tanger Med(new), Halifax, New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Charleston, Tanger Med(new), Port Klang, Singapore, Laem Chabang, Ca
Kalypso, part of the Italian Rif Line Group, will launch a new Cristoforo Colombo Line transatlantic service connecting Italy, Spain and US from November 2022. The new service will start from 8 Nov with the 3,091 teu HAMMONIA LIPSIA at Mersin, to be followed on 24 Nov by the 1,795 teu EMORA. The initial Mersin call will be dropped from December and the service will then call Salerno, La Spezia, Sagunto, New York, Salerno using the 2 ships running on a 26 day rotation with sailings every 13-14 d
COSCO will join CMA CGM on the MedGulf Service that calls at Genoa, Valencia, Miami, Veracruz, Altamira, Houston, Tanger Med, Genoa. COSCO will add one of the six ships of 2,000-3,000 teu on this new service that is hitherto operated independently by CMA CGM. The service was first launched on 3 October 2022 from Genoa with the 2,826 teu CMA CGM NAVEGANTES. The current service is affected by severe congestion in Houston, with 2 blanked sailings in each cycle. The new cooperation with COSCO is ex