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2023 Winter Schedule Update - Trade Asia to Europe

The following release was published by MSC:

MSC is taking certain actions to adjust capacity i...

2023: HAROPA PORT stays on course and displays growth financial results

The following advisory was published by HAROPA PORT:

In 2023, HAROPA PORT maintains its market...

20ft containers are not nearing extinction: Drewry

"Following a contraction in output of newbuild 20ft shipping containers in 2021, ordering has recove...

21,000 TEU containership COSCO SHIPPING NEBULA named and delivered

” On October 23, the naming ceremony for COSCO SHIPPING NEBULA, another 21,000 TEU ULCS of COSCO SHI...

21,413 TEU OOCL Hong Kong Calls at Wilhelmshaven

**The 21,413 TEU OOCL Hong Kong, the world’s largest containership based on its advertised nominal c...

22,000 TEUs! ONE Claims New Cargo World Record

"Shipping line Ocean Network Express (ONE) is claiming a new world record with the loading of 22,000...

23,756 TEU “MSC Gulsun” Transits Suez Canal

“Admiral Mohab Mameesh, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Suez Canal Economic Zone, announced...

25% of ports have increased share of empty container handling

“25% of ports have an increased share of empty container handlings due to the Covid crisis, reports an International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) survey.” See the original story at The Medi Telegraph. Source: The Medi Telegraph (JK)

299 Containerships Reroute to Avoid the Red Sea, Doubling in Number from Last Week

"By Brendan Murray and Alex Longley (Bloomberg) Half of the containership fleet that regularly trans...

2M Alliance Commits to Liverpool

” The 2M liner alliance, comprising industry giants Maersk Line and MSC, has confirmed that UK’s Por...

2M Alliance loop drops Miami, adds Port Everglades

**“The alliance’s transatlantic TA1/NEUATL1 service is operated with five U.S.-flagged Maersk vessel...

2M Alliance suspends an AE2/Swan loop as low season pressure builds on carriers

“2M Alliance partners Maersk Line and MSC are to suspend one of their six weekly loops from Asia to North Europe at the end of the month.” For more, see the original article on The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (LF)

2M Alliance to adjust transatlantic string

“Changes are being made to the alliance’s TA2/NEUTAL2 loop effective April 1.” For more details, please see the original article at American Shipper. Source: American Shipper (LF)

2M Alliance to launch new transpacific service

“The 2M Alliance’s new TP3/Sequoia will commence Dec. 9 from Chiwan and will provide 12-day transits from Ningbo to Long Beach.” For more details, please see the original article at American Shipper. Source: American Shipper (LF)

2M and Zim blank more Asia-USEC sailings – ‘slow volume pickup’ blamed

“The 2M Alliance and shipping line Zim have announced five more blanked voyages from Asia to the US...

2M announces blank Asia-Europe and transpacific sailings for Chinese New Year

” 2M partners Maersk Line and MSC have advised their Asia-Europe and transpacific customers of a num...

2M Asia-Europe ‘inducement’ loop begins loading as rates hold steady

“2M partners Maersk and MSC began loading their inducement Asia-North Europe loop service in China this week, as bookings and freight rates stay steady on the route.” See the original story at The Loadstar. Source: The Loadstar (JK)

2M Asia-Europe service suspension signals weak market

“The suspension of Maersk and MSC’s AE2/Swan services for six weeks, a move that cuts 18 percent of...

2M blanks two Asia-Europe services for entire second quarter as demand plummets

“2M partners Maersk and MSC are to suspend one headhaul Asia-North Europe loop and one Asia-Mediterr...

2M confirms reintroduction of AE2/Swan Asia-North Europe loop next month

” The 2M alliance has confirmed that it will reintroduce its AE2/Swan Asia-North Europe loop in the...

2M Cuts Asia-Med Capacity

**Maersk Line and MSC are to suspend their direct Far East – Black Sea ‘AE-3/Great Sea’ service, whi...

2M extends blanked trans-Atlantic service until year-end

“2M Alliance partners Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Co. have extended the suspension of one of t...

2M keeps Asia-Europe sailings while rivals cut

“The 2M Alliance is holding off on blanking sailings while rival alliances slash capacity through July and August in a bid to shore up slumping rates.” To learn more, see the original story at JoC Source: JoC (JK)

2M means to launch Ukrainian rail-river export service, despite ‘challenges of war’

“MSC, as part of the 2M Alliance, is to launch a rail-river export service for Ukrainian cargo in th...

2M Partners Resume TA3 Calls at APMT Rotterdam

“Danish container shipping company Maersk Line and Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)...

2M Partners Up Asia-Europe, Transpacific Offer

**Danish shipping giant Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have decided to add two...

2M ship largest to call on U.S. as lots of empty containers wait to be reshored

“The largest container ship ever to call on the United States is arriving this week at the Ports of...

2M split highlighted with Maersk idling more ships

"Maersk Line continues to lose ground to MSC with the highest number of ships idled at the moment wh...

2M split may be on the horizon as tonnage-rich MSC prepares to go it alone

"Since August 2020, MSC’s brokers have completed the acquisition of nearly 250 second-hand container...

2M Transpacific service makes maiden call in Cai Mep

“APM Terminals’ Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) welcomed the maiden call of the TP17 service d...

2M, HMM Officially Launch Cooperation Deal

[![[Officials from Maersk, MSC, and HMM hold their newly-signed agreement]](https://app.eesea.com/ne...

2nd LNG-fueled 23,600 TEU behemoth joins Hapag-Lloyd’s fleet

"German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd has taken delivery of the second 23,600 TEU containership powered...

2nd tentative deal reached in B.C. port strike

"The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Canada says it has reached a tentative deal...

3 more Ever Given crew members allowed to go home

“Three crew members of the Ever Given containership, who are due to be relieved following the expira...

3 Ships Approached in Two Days off West Africa

“Cargo ships transiting the waters off the coast of West Africa have reported at least three suspicious approaches over the past two days.” See the original story at World Maritime News. Source: World Maritime News (JK)

3 shipyards face 2.2 tln-won corporate debt due next year

**South Korea’s major shipyards have to pay off or refinance a combined 2.22 trillion won ($1.89 bil...

3.1m unit containers handled in Ctg port this year

"Five days before the end of the year, 3 million units of containers were handled at the Chittagong...

30 Asiatic Lloyd Containerships to Feature Optimarin BWT Systems

“Singapore-based shipping company Asiatic Lloyd has decided to equip its entire fleet with ballast water treatment systems (BWTSs).” See the original story at World Maritime News. Source: World Maritime News (JK)

30% of global shipping fleet needs tech upgrade for CII reporting

"Marine coatings specialists AkzoNobel warns that 30% of the global fleet lack the technology onboar...

30% of ports worldwide unprepared for incoming IMO maritime single window legislation

"A new study suggests nearly a third of ports worldwide are unprepared to adopt the International Ma...

300 Maersk vessels to help improve ocean and climate science

“Danish container shipping major Maersk will be assisting global research efforts on weather pattern...

31 Singapore-flagged vessels report scrubber malfunctions

“Singapore-flagged vessels reported 31 scrubber malfunctions as of the end of February 2020.” See the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

36 electric towing vehicles ordered for the second container terminal in the Port of Abidjan

“As part of the project on the second container terminal in the Port of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Termi...

41 boxships waiting at LA/Long Beach, freight rates keep rising

“The number of containerships waiting at the ports of Los Angeles (LA) and Long Beach (LB) has hit 41 as freight rates continue to rise.” See the original story at Seatrade Maritime News. Source: Seatrade Maritime News (JK)

42 Kuenz ASCs in Full Operation at TM2 in Morocco

“In 2016, Kuenz stood out amongst strong international competition and was awarded a contract with A...

43 Containers from MSC Zoe Remain to Be Located

” Relevant authorities and the Swiss shipping major Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have locate...

43 vessels stuck in Lagos waters

“No fewer than 43 vessels laden with various goods are currently stuck in Lagos waters as congestion...

45% of ports see drop in containership calls: IAPH report

“A weekly report from the International Association of Ports and Harbors – IAPH-WPSP Port Economic I...

48 employees, dependents died of Covid in Chittagong port so far

“Some 48 employees of the Chittagong port and their dependents died of coronavirus disease since the...

5,500 TEU container ship assisted after 2-day drift off Australian coast

"Container ship RIO MADEIRA lost power on Oct 20 while cruising off Sydney, waiting out for schedule...