Swire/UWL adds Busan call on Sun Chief Express transpacific service

Swire Shipping and UWL have added a new westbound call at Busan on their jointly operated Sun Chief Express transpacific service to the Pacific Northwest. The revised rotation will call at Seattle, Busan, Haiphong, Ho Chi Minh City, Seattle and retain its fortnightly frequency using 3 ships of 2,300-2,700 teu on a 6 week rotation. The first call at Busan was made on 15 April 2023 by the 2,381 teu CHANGSHA.


HMM launch PSX after THE Alliance drops PS8

HMM has launched a standalone PSX service that connects Shanghai, Kwangyang, Busan, Long Beach, Oakland, Busan, Kwangyang, Incheon, Shanghai using 6 ships of 10,000 teu that are shifted from the former PS8 service that was operated as part of THE Alliance's transpacific network. The PSX retakes the same port rotation and ships as the PS8, with ONE taking slots from HMM with an allocation of 2,977 teu per voyage. Hapag-Lloyd and Yang Ming will not participate on the PSX. The last PS8 sailing


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


Transfar to exit transpacific trade

Transfar Shipping will stop its transpacific services from February 2023 after the 3 ships it currently deploys on the trade end their current voyages from the US East Coast. It had already ceased to operate on the US West Coast since December 2022. The 3,398 teu ZHONG GU SHAN DONG will phase out on 22 February 2023 at Laem Chabang. The 4,872 teu ZHONG GU FU JIAN will phase out on 20 March 2023 at Qingdao. The last ship, 4,389 teu ZHONG GU JI LIN will phase out on 3 April at Qingdao. All 3 shi

Service cancellations

Maersk suspends TP20 FE-USEC transpacific service

Maersk has suspended the TP20 FE-USEC transpacific service that connects Jakarta, Cai Mep, Shanghai, Ningbo, Busan, Panama Canal, Mobile, New York, Suez Canal, Jakarta with the last sailing by the 4,252 teu NAGOYA TRADER that has departed from Jakarta on 13 February 2023. The service currently deploys 12 to 13 ships of 4,200-5,500 teu and provides the only direct connection between Jakarta to the US East Coast. The TP20 was first launched by Maersk in July 2021 and was amalgamated with the TP


MSC reconfigures Sentosa transpacific service with extension to India

MSC will extend its Sentosa transpacific service to the Indian subcontient with the addition of new calls at Nhava Sheva, Mundra and Colombo. The extended Sentosa service will call at Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Colombo, Port Klang, Singapore, Tanjung Pelepas, Laem Chabang, Cai Mep, Dachan Bay, Shekou, Long Beach, Oakland, Busan, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Shekou, Singapore, Nhava Sheva, starting from 13 February 2023 with the 11,660 teu MSC SOLA from Nhava Sheva. The extended service wi


SeaLead reroutes Asia-US East Coast service via Suez

SeaLead will re-route its Asia-US East Coast (AEC) service from Panama to the Suez route by transhipment at Damietta. The service will replace its previous AEC service that was first launched in March 2022 to connect Nansha, Ningbo, Qingdao, Busan, Norfolk, New York, Charleston, Jacksonville, Nansha via the Panama Canal. TS Lines joined the service in July 2022 by adding a 5,400 teu ship to complement the 3 ships of 4,900-6,900 teu that SeaLead employed on the AEC. This service has been suspende


Zim upgrades FE-USEC ZXB service

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/OOCL adds India-USEC AWES/ISE service

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.


ONE to take slots on CMA CGM's JAX service to the US West Coast

ONE will take slots on the Far East-USWC leg of CMA CGM's Columbus JAX service connecting Port Klang, Laem Chabang, Cai Mep, Yantian, Los Angeles, Oakland, Yantian, Cai Mep, Singapore, Port Klang from 15 February 2023. ONE will brand the service as the China Pacific Southwest 6 (CP6), which is operated by CMA CGM with 19 ships of 11,000-15,000 teu on an extended pendulum that connects the USEC-FE-USWC as part of the Ocean Alliance's PSW3|USEC3/Columbus JAX/SEA2|AWE5/SEAP-PSW|SEAP-USEC/PE1 servi

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