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.
PIL, TS Lines, Yang Ming and Sea Lead Shipping will jointly launch a new service connecting China and Australia that will connect Qingdao, Shanghai, Nansha, Shekou, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Qingdao. The service is branded as the Sino Australia Express (SAE) by PIL and China-Australia 2 (CA2) by Yang Ming. The service will turn in 6 weeks using 6 ships of 2,693 teu to 4,992 teu with an average capacity of 3,900 teu, with the first sailing scheduled from Qingdao on 10 March 2022 with the 4,25