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SeaLead replaces direct Transpacific service with new transhipment option

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

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SeaLead launch new Mediterranean-US East Coast service

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.

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Ellerman launch USA Express transatlantic service as Asia-Europe service is downgraded

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

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CMA CGM introduces Turkey Express (TUX) service to USEC replacing Yang Ming as partner in EMA service with COSCO, OOCL & ONE

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

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CMA CGM launch Morocco-Canada/USEC seasonal service

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

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Kalypso launches Cristoforo Colombo Line

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

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COSCO to join CMA CGM on the new MedGulf Service

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

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CMA CGM joins COSCO/OOCL and ONE on Med-USEC service

CMA CGM will become a new partner of COSCO, OOCL and ONE on the East Med-America (EMA) service, contributing one of the six ships to be used on this service from the end of November 2022. The EMA service calls at Iskenderun, Aliaga, Ambarli, Vado Ligure, La Spezia, Algeciras, New York, Norfolk, Charleston, Algeciras, Iskenderun and is currently running on an irregular sailing frequency every 14 to 21 days with just 2 ships from COSCO and 1 ship from ONE. The service is expected to return to a r

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Hapag-Lloyd adds new Turkey-USEC service

Hapag-Lloyd will launch a new Turkey East Coast Express (TEX) connecting Mersin, Izmit, Aliaga, Tangier, New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Tangier, Mersin. The service will start from mid May 2022 and will deploy 6 ships. Rotation of the Hapag-Lloyd's TEX service

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MSC launch Le Havre-Boston transatlantic shuttle

MSC will launch a unique Le Havre-Boston transatlantic shuttle service to take advantage of booming transatlantic demand. The new service will start on 4 April with the 2,564 teu MSC SAMIRA III. The service will turn in 5 weeks using 5 ships of 2.500-3,400 teu. 3 of these ships are redeployed from the Baltic feeder service where volumes have been affected by the drop in Russian volumes. Freight rates have surged on the westbound transatlantic route since the middle of 2022 and remained sustain

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