TS Lines (TSL)has added a new Asia Indian Subcontinent 2 (AIS2) service after it joined Sinokor and Global Feeder Service (GFS) on their jointly operated Sinokor India Service 2 (SIS 2) / China Sub Continent (CSC) service. TS Lines replaced SeaLead as a partner on this service after the latter pulled out from the service in December 2022. The first TSL vessel to join the service is the 4,380 teu TS SINGAPORE that joined the service on 10 March 2023 at Busan. The SIS2/CSC/AIS2 service calls at
TS Lines has launched a new China Australia 3 (CA3) service calling at Qingdao, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Nansha, Shekou, Port Kelang(W), Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Port Kelang(W), Laem Chabang, Nansha, Qingdao. The service started from 28 October 2022 with the 1,909 teu TS NAGOYA. It turns in 56 days using 8 ships of 1,700-2,700 teu.
Emirates Shipping Line (ESL), Interasia Lines (IAL) and TS Lines (TSL) will launch a new China Malaysia Service/China Malaysia Express (CMS/CMX) connecting Qingdao, Shanghai, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Shekou, Port Klang (NP/WP), Penang, Port Klang (WP), Nansha, Hong Kong, Qingdao from 20 December 2022. The service will turn in 4 weeks using 4 ships of 1,700-2,600 teu.
CU Lines and TS Lines will end their jointly Asia-Europe Express (AEX) service with the last sailing scheduled to depart from Ningbo on 10 December 2022. The 7 ships currently deployed on the service will be redeployed, comprising of 6 ships of 4,100-4,400 teu from CU Lines and 1 4,380 teu ship from TS Lines. 2 of the CU Lines ships have been idle at China since the end of November. The AEX calls at Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Shekou, Southampton, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Ningbo on a fortnigh
TS Lines will upgrade its current irregular New Zealand Express (NZE) into a dedicated service calling at Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Nansha, Hong Kong, Shekou, Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Lyttelton, Napier, Ningbo. The current NZE service operates on an irregular schedule and also incorporates calls at Brisbane in Australia which will be dropped, while new calls at Wellington and Napier will be added. The upgraded service will start from 11 December 2022 with the 1,808 teu TS BANGKOK. The
OOCL, SeaLead and TS Lines will launch a new India-UAE-East Africa service from 22 November 2022 aimed at the Kenya and Tanzania markets. The service will call weekly at Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Jebel Ali, Abu Dhabi, Mombasa, Dar es Salaam, Nhava Sheva, using 4 ships - the 2.174 teu FUTURE from OOCL; the 1,756 teu TS LAEM CHABANG from TS Lines; as well as the 1,200 teu SC MEMPHIS and 1,116 teu CONTSHIP LEX operated by SeaLead. OOCL brands the service as the Asia-East Africa Service 5 (EAX5) while
TS Group, the parent company of TS Lines, has filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in Hong Kong on 28 October 2022, following similar plans by CUL and LC Logistics (parent of BAL). According to information provided in its IPO filing, the intra-Far East trade accounted for 42% of TS Line's total revenues in the first half of 2022, and the share has shrunk from 95% in 2019 and 92% in 2022 to the current 42%, due to the growth of Asia-Oceania and Transpacific which currently account for 26
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
MSC is pulling further ahead from Maersk. CMA CGM and Evergreen also gaining market share.
TS Lines will be the latest new entrant to the Asia-Europe trade when it joins CUL as a vessel operator on the latter's Asia Europe Express (AEX) service on 17 March 2022. TS Lines will deploy the 4,380 teu TS SINGAPORE on the AEX, joining 5 other ships from CUL of 4,000-4,400 teu. The service calls at Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Shekou, Tilbury, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Ningbo with ad-hoc calls added on inducement at Qingdao, Yantian and Ho Chi Minh City.