SeaLead will continue to serve the China-US West Coast market by taking slots on Transfar's sailings between Ningbo and Long Beach from November 2022. SeaLead has ceased to call at the US West Coast since 15 October when the 3,534 teu SONIC made its last call at Long Beach. Under the new agreement signed on 3 November 2022, Transfar will sell up to 83 teu on a space used basis to SeaLead on its AES1 service that currently calls at Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Long Beach, Lazaro Cardenas, Manzan
CU Lines has committed to continue operating the Transpacific Express II (TPC) service through 2023 with a new cooperation with Trapac in the port of Los Angeles that will ensure a more reliable schedule to the US West Coast. From October 2022, the revised TPC will call at Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Yantian, Los Angeles, Qingdao with the additional calls at Qingdao and Shanghai that are shifted from the TPX service that was suspended in September. The service will deploy 7 ships, com
Swire Shipping and UWL have committed to operate the Sun Chief Express service between Vietnam and Seattle until 2024. The Sun Chief Express was launched on 26 April 2022 by Swire and its exclusive NVOCC partner UWL to provide connections between Ho Chi Minh City, Haiphong, Seattle, Ho Chi Minh City using 3 Chittagongmax containerships of 2,381-2,750 teu on a fortnightly (14 days) frequency. The service offers the fastest transit times from Vietnam to the US West Coast of 19 days from Ho Chi
SeaLead and TS Lines have revised their jointly operated Asia-US East Coast (AEC) service with a new rotation calling at Nansha, Ningbo, Shanghai, Qingdao, Busan, Manzanillo (Mexico), Jacksonville, Charleston, Norfolk, New York, Nansha. The service was first introduced in March 2022 and initially called at Nansha, Ningbo, Qingdao, Busan, Norfolk, Newark, Charleston, Jacksonville. The revised rotation with the call at Jacksonville as the first US port was made on 22 September 2022 with the 5,4
2M partners, Maersk and MSC, will suspend their existing TP9/Eagle service and merge it with the TP1/Maple to form a New TP1/Maple service that will call at Xiamen, Yantian, Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan, Yokohama, Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Yokohama, Busan, Xiamen from 22 October 2022 with the 8,466 teu MAERSK SEVILLE. The service rationalisation will see the removal of direct calls at Nansha, Kaohsiung and Seattle on the 2 existing services but will enhance the service reliability that has been affe
Wan Hai will withdraw 2 of its Far East-US West Coast services calling at Oakland and Seattle, but will retain its remaining 4 transpacific services that serves the US West Coast (2 services) and the US East Coast (2 services) with an increase in overall capacity as its first 13,200 teu ships are introduced on the trade. The Asia America Service I (AA1) willl be withdrawn with the last sailing scheduled to depart from Shekou on 16 October 2022 with the 1,708 teu TOKYO TOWER. The service calls a
MSC is launching another independent FE-ECNA service, New Asia-US Gulf Coast and South Atlantic service (Zephyr), connecting Shanghai, Ningbo, Busan, Cristobal, Houston, Port Everglades, Savannah, Lazaro Cardenas, Shanghai.
overall capacity on transpacific routes have increased materially in the past week and has outpaced demand as some carriers are offering rates below $7,000/feu to the West Coast
China United Lines (CUL) has launched the Transpacific Express III (TPN) service, its 3rd tranpacific service. The service started on 5 May with the 1,868 teu XIN MING ZHOU 106 calling at Haiphong, Ho Chi Minh City, Nansha, Ningbo, Qingdao, Los Angeles, Oakland. A sistership, XIN MING ZHOU 108 will also join the service on 20 May at Ningbo. The port rotation of this new service is irregular but is expected to call at Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Yantian, Los Angeles, Oakland, Qingdao.
There was further improvements in service levels to the PSW ports, with transit times recovering to...