TS Lines

Services

TS Lines partners Maersk on NV2 service

TS Lines has introduced a new North Vietnam 2 (NV2) service in a partnership with Maersk/Sealand Asia. The service calls at Ningbo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Haiphong, Hong Kong, Ningbo using 2 ships of 1,000 teu. TS Lines's chartered 987 teu ORTOLAN EPSILON made its maiden call at Ningbo on 30 May 2023 for one voyage, joining Maersk's 1,049 teu ASIATIC SUN on the service. TS Line will replace the ship with the TS HAIPHONG and TS KOBE subsequently in June.

Services

4 carriers launch China-Malaysia-Vietnam service

Maersk, KMTC, SITC and TS Lines are teaming up to launch a new NEA-SEA service that is branded respectively as the IA-68, CMV, FEM3 and CMV. The new service will call at Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Port Klang, Penang, Ho Chi Minh City, Shekou, Incheon, Qingdao and is scheduled to start on 9 May 2023, using 4 ships of 2,400-2,500 teu on a 28-days round trip. The following 4 vessels will be deployed initially on the service: * 2,433 teu SITC NANSHA will phase in on 9 May at Qingdao; * 2,556

Services

TS Lines add Asia Indian Subcontinent 2 (AIS2) service

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

Services

TS Lines launch China Australia 3 (CA3)

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.

Services

ESL/IAL/TSL introduce China Malaysia (CMS/CMX)

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.

Service cancellations

CU Lines/TS Lines to withdraw Asia-Europe service

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

Services

TS Lines upgrades New Zealand Express (NZE) service

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

Services

OOCL, SeaLead and TSL launch new India-UAE-East Africa service

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

Companies

TS Lines plans Hong Kong IPO

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

Services

SeaLead/TS Lines turns to US East Coast as US West Coast services are suspended

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

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