Transpacific

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Evergreen revamps the OCEAN Alliance TPN and TPA Transpacific/Middle East services

Evergreen will revamp its transpacific-Middle East Transpacific Northwest Service (TPN) and Transpacific Arabian Service (TPA) from May 2024, with the Middle East calls on the current TPA service shifted to the TPN which will be renamed as the Asia-Northwest-Persian Gulf (ANP) service. The ANP service will call at Dammam, Umm Qasr, Jebel Ali, Port Klang, Laem Chabang, Cai Mep, Kaohsiung, Yantian, Shanghai, Ningbo, Tacoma, Vancouver, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Shekou, Por

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Maersk restarts TP20 service

Maersk has relaunched its China-US East Coast TP20 service on 21 April 2024 calling at Qingdao, Shanghai, Yantian, New York, Houston, Qingdao with an additional US port call at Baltimore to be inserted once the port re-opens. The TP20 will turn in 12 weeks using up to 12 ships of 3,400-5,400 teu starting on 21 April with the 4,256 teu LISA. The new service replaces Maerk's US East Coast extra loader service that provided regular FE-USEC connections on flexible rotations since June 2023.

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THE Alliance delays relaunch of EC4 all-water service

THE Alliance carriers (Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, ONE and Yang Ming) has announced the postponement of the Asia-US East Coast 4 (EC4/Suez1) service relaunch that was originally scheduled from 15 April 2024 after a 6 month suspension. The EC4/Suez1 was to deploy up to 13 ships of 13,000-14,000 teu with a new rotation calling at Kaohsiung, Xiamen, Yantian, Cai Mep, Singapore, Norfolk, Savannah, Charleston, New York, Singapore, Kaohsiung with the former call at Hong Kong omitted and divert from the Suez to

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HMM to take slots on ONE/Wan Hai AP1/AA3 service

HMM will take slots on the new ONE/Wan Hai AP1/AA3 transpacific service that will start on 8 May 2024. HMM will have a weekly slot allocation of 250 teu from ONE on the service that it will be marketed by both carriers as the AP1. The AP1/AA3 service will turn in 7 weeks with 7 ships of 7,000 to 13,400 teu, of which 5 ships will be operated by Wan Hai and 2 ships from ONE, and will call at Haiphong, Cai Mep, Shekou, Xiamen, Taipei, Ningbo, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Oakland, Shekou, Haiphong. The

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Hede Shipping completes HDS transpacific service line-up

Hede Shipping's new transpacific Hede Direct Service (HDS) has completed its 4 ship vessel line-up in order to provide weekly departures from Shanghai to Los Angeles offering an 13-day express transit time. The service started on 21 March 2024 with the 3,426 teu BFAD ATLANTIC, followed 3 more chartered ships joining in succession - the 4,298 teu REN JIAN 10, 1,809 teu ANDROKLIS and 2,782 teu ADONIS.

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Maersk to restart TP20 transpacific service to US East Coast

Maersk will relaunch its FE-USEC Transpacific TP20 service from April 2024. The new TP20 service will call at Qingdao, Shanghai, Yantian, Panama Canal, Newark, Baltimore, Houston, Panama Canal, Qingdao on a revised rotation that will be different from the last version of the service which called at Jakarta, Cai Mep, Shanghai, Ningbo, Busan, Panama Canal, Mobile, New York, Suez Canal, Jakarta. The TP20 was first launched by Maersk in July 2021 and operated until February 2023 when it was withraw

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THE Alliance to reinstate EC4 service

THE Alliance will reinstate the Asia-US East Coast 4 (EC4/SUEZ1) service from 15 April 2024 after a 6 month suspension. The EC4 was withdrawn in November 2024 for the winter slack season and will return with a new rotation calling at Kaohsiung, Xiamen, Yantian, Cai Mep, Singapore, Norfolk, Savannah, Charleston, New York, Singapore, Kaohsiung with the former call at Hong Kong omitted and divert from the Suez to the Cape route on both its eastbound and westbound voyages. The new EC4 service wil

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THE Alliance to reinstate PN3 service from April

THE Alliance will reinstate the FE-US West Coast Pacific North 3 (PN3) service from 19 April 2024. The service was withdrawn in October 2023 for the slack winter season but will return after a 7 month break. The new PN3 will call at Hong Kong, Haiphong, Yantian, Shanghai, Busan, Vancouver, Tacoma, Busan, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong retaking the rotation of the former PN3 service with the addition of a new call at Haiphong. The first sailing is scheduled at Hong Kong on 19 April 2024 with the 13,788 t

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Hede Shipping to launch transpacific service

Hede Shipping will launch a new transpacific service from 20 March 2023 with the first sailing connecting Shanghai to Los Angeles using the 3,426 teu BFAD ATLANTIC. At Los Angeles, the service is scheduled to call at West Basin Container Terminal (WBCT) on 3 April. The Hede Direct Service (HDS) is expected to operate on a weekly basis on a 4 week roundtrip using 4 ships of 3,000-4,200 teu with an advertised transit time of 13 days from Shanghai to Los Angeles. The move will mark Hede’s entry

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Matson rebrands CLX+ as the Matson Asia Express (MAX)

Matson has changed the name of its China-Long Beach Express Plus (CLX+) service to the Matson Asia Express (MAX) from 18 February 2024. A 6th ship will be added to the service with a new call at Dutch Harbor added from 10 March 2024. The revised MAX rotation will call at Ningbo, Shanghai, Long Beach, Dutch Harbor, Ningbo using 6 ships of 2.800-4,250 teu. The service will retain an 11 day transit time from Shanghai to Long Beach.

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