• 2021 January 15 17:29

    OCEAN Alliance Day 5 Product signing ceremony

    It has been four years since the commencement of the OCEAN Alliance. The quality of service and the development with our customers are always our priorities. The Day 5 Product, with an improved and optimized global network based on Day 4 Product, intends to deploy an estimated capacity of 333 vessels with an aggregating capacity of 4.10 million TEUs.

    "Benefiting from the economy of scale from mega ships, OCEAN Alliance would further strengthen our service offer, with more comprehensive coverage, faster transit time, and better service integrity".

    The year 2021 is deemed to be full of opportunities and challenges. OCEAN Alliance is always pursuing the constant improvement and optimization of our product to better serve your business through wider coverage, better schedule integrity in the following services:

    20 Transpacific services (with 13 Asia - West Coast North America services, 7 Asia - East Coast North America and U.S. Gulf services)

    7 Asia - Europe services
    4 Asia - Mediterranean services
    3 Transatlantic services(including one Non-OA loops)
    4 Asia - Middle East services
    2 Asia - Red Sea services  

    7 Asia - Europe services:
    The OCEAN Alliance maintain 7 service loops, provide weekly 7 Asia to the Netherlands loops, 5 Asia to Germany loops, 5 Asia to Belgium loops and 5 Asia to the United Kingdom which are most competitive product on comprehensive coverage and high-frequency service in the market. Based on COSCO SHIPPIING’s regional Hub Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Gdansk, our feeder network can further extend to Spanish Bilbao, Ireland, and Baltic region like Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Finland, Lithuania and Russia.

    AEU1: Shanghai-Ningbo-Xiamen-Yantian-Singapore-SUEZ Canal-Felixstowe-Zeebrugge-Gdansk-Wilhelmshaven-Piraeus-SUEZ Canal-Singapore-Yantian-Shanghai
    AEU3: Tianjin-Dalian-Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-Singapore--SUEZ Canal-Piraeus-Rotterdam- Hamburg-Antwerp- Rotterdam-SUEZ Canal-Shanghai-Tianjin
    AEU7: Xiamen-Nansha-Hong Kong-Yantian-Cai Mep-Port Kelang-Suez Canal-Piraeus-Hamburg-Rotterdam-Zeebrugge-Felixstowe-Suez Canal-Singapore-Hong Kong-Xiamen

    AEU2: Tianjin-Busan-Ningbo-Shanghai-Yantian-Singapore-Suez Canal- Le Havre-Dunkirk-Hamburg-Rotterdam-Southampton-Malta-SUEZ Canal-Port Kelang-Tianjin
    AEU6: Qingdao-Ningbo-Shanghai-Yantian-Singapore-SUEZ Canal- Tangier-Southampton-Rotterdam-Antwerp-Le Havre-Tangier-SUEZ Canal-Jeddah-Jebel Ali-Port Kelang- Qingdao
    AEU5: Kaohsiung-Qingdao- Shanghai-Ningbo-Taipei-Yantian-Tanjung Pelepas-SUEZ Canal-Rotterdam-Felixstowe-Hamburg-Rotterdam-SUEZ Canal-Colombo- Tanjung Pelepas -Kaohsiung
    AEU9: Tianjin-Ningbo-Shanghai-Yantian-Singapore-Colombo-SUEZ Canal-Antwerp- Hamburg-Rotterdam-Piraeus- SUEZ Canal-Port Kelang-Tianjin

    4 Asia- Mediterranean services:

    4 express services: 2 West Mediterranean Express provides competitive transit time between Far East and Italy, Spain and South France, 1 dedicated Adriatic Express and the unique direct service to Black Sea. Meanwhile, the Mediterranean service is further enhanced 12 Piraeus feeders and the China-Europe Rail Express service, which provide rapid and smooth connection to hinterland like Czech Republic, Hungary to the north and Egypt to the south, Spain to the west, and on top of above, new feeder services will be established for Israel and North Africa separately to provide reliable services.

    AEM1: Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-Kaohsiung-Hong Kong-Yantian-Singapore-SUEZ Canal-Piraeus-La Spezia-Genoa-Fos-Valencia-Piraeus-SUEZ Canal -
    Colombo-Singapore-Hong Kong-Qingdao
    AEM2: Qingdao-Pusan-Shanghai-Ningbo-Nansha-Yantian-Singapore-SUEZ
    Canal-Malta-Valencia-Barcelona-Fos-Genoa-Malta-Beirut-SUEZ Canal-
    Jeddah-Jebel Ali-Port Kelang-Xiamen-Qingdao.
    AEM3: Pusan-Shanghai-Ningbo- Xiamen-Shekou-Singapore-SUEZ Canal-Port Said West-Beirut- Istanbul Evyap (Izmit)-Istanbul Ambarli (Avcilar)-Constanza-Odessa-Piraeus-Port Said West-SUEZ Canal-Jeddah-Port Kelang-Pusan
    AEM6:Shanghai-Ningbo-Pusan-Shekou-Singapore-SUEZ Canal-Malta-Koper-Trieste-Rijeka- Port Said West-SUEZ Canal-Jeddah-Port Kelang-Shekou-Shanghai

    20 Transpacific services

    9 Pacific Southwest services

    The PSW services provide comprehensive coverage in Far East, including Northern, Central, Southern China, Taiwan, South Korea and key countries in Southeast Asia to the major ports in the Southwest North America. Within the 9 PSW services, we provide five weekly services from South China, four weekly services from North and Central China, four weekly services from Southeast Asia. Each loop enables us to provide the leading transit time in different sectors as well as the most efficient solutions to our clients.  

    AAS2: Nansha- Yantian-Xiamen- Los Angeles-Nansha

    CEN: Tianjin-Qingdao-Shanghai -Prince Rupert- Los Angeles -Seattle-Tianjin
    SEA2:(AWE5)-Port Kelang-Singapore- Laem Chabang-Cai Mep-Yantian- Los Angeles -Oakland-Yantian-(AWE5)
    AAC2:Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo- Los Angeles -Oakland-Pusan-Qingdao
    SEA:Kaohsiung-Cai Mep-Nansha-Hong Kong-Yantian-Kaohsiung- Long Beach –Kaohsiung
    AAS3:Taipei-Xiamen -Hong Kong- Los Angeles -Oakland-Taipei
    AAS4:(MEX5) – Port Kelang-Cai Mep-Hong Kong- Kaohsiung-Taipei- Los Angeles - Tacoma- Kaohsiung- (MEX5)
    AAC4:Ningbo-Shanghai-Pusan- Long Beach -Pusan-Ningbo
    AACI: (AWE) - Port Kelang-Laem Chabang-Haiphong-Shanghai-Ningbo-Long Beach-Oakland-Lianyungang-Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-Yantian-Cai Mep-Singapore- (AWE)

    4 Pacific Northwest services

    The PNW services consist of four services to provide the unique and advancing connections between Far East and Northwest North America, by calling four key ports in the Northwest North America, Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Tacoma and Seattle. Connections to various Far East ports would enhance the efficiency and reliability of the PNW product.

    CPNW:Hong Kong-Yantian-Ningbo-Shanghai-Prince Rupert-Vancouver- Shanghai-Hong Kong
    OPNW:Shekou-Hong Kong-Yantian-Kaohsiung-Vancouver-Seattle-Pusan-Kaohsiung-Shekou

    7 Asia - East Coast North America and U.S. Gulf services

    The AWE services provide direct links from China, South Korea and Southeast Asia countries to the major ports of East Coast North America and the US Gulf.

    AWE product consists of five USEC loops and two Gulf loops, of which five USEC loops covers various departures from Central, Southern China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia to New York and Savannah, etc in the East Coast of North America, including one Central China/New York express, one Southern China/New York express, one Central China/Savannah express, one Southern China/Savannah express and one dedicated service connecting Southeast Asia and East Coast of North America. The US Gulf product offers different Far East departures to the US Gulf destinations. In the meantime, offering tailor-made calls in the Gulf provides multiple solutions to our clients.  

    AWE1:Qingdao-Ningbo-Shanghai-Pusan-Colon-Savannah-Charleston-Boston-New York-Colon-Qingdao
    AWE2: Qingdao-Ningbo-Shanghai-Pusan-New York-Norfolk-Savannah-Qingdao
    AWE3: Xiamen-Kaohsiung -Hong Kong-Yantian -Colon-Savannah-New York-Norfolk -Baltimore -Xiamen
    AWE4: Cai Mep- Hong Kong-Yantian- Xiamen-Shanghai-Colon-New York-Savannah-Charleston-Cai Mep
    AWE5: (SEA2)-Yantian-Cai Mep-Singapore-Port Kelang-Colombo-Halifax-New York- Norfolk- Savannah-Charleston- Port Kelang- (SEA2)
    GME: Shanghai-Ningbo-Xiamen-Yantian-Houston-Mobile-Tampa-Shanghai
    GME2: Cai Mep-Singapore-Hong Kong-Shekou- Ningbo- Shanghai -Pusan-Houston-Mobile- New Orleans- Miami-Cai Mep

    3 Transatlantic services:
    The services provide direct connection between major ports in Europe and US including: Antwerp, Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, New York, Savannah, Charleston, Houston and Miami express. We keep improving customer experience by providing reliable and efficient service.

    TAE: Southampton-Antwerp-Rotterdam-Bremerhaven-Le Havre-New York-Norfolk-Savannah-Charleston-Southampton
    EAG: Le Havre-Antwerp-Rotterdam-Bremerhaven-Charleston-Miami-Veracruz-Altamira-Houston-New Orleans-Le Havre
    MENA(Non-OA loop):Algeciras-Fos-Genoa-La Spezia-Barcelona-Valencia-New York-Norfolk-Savannah-Miami- Algeciras

    4 Asia – Middle East services:
    OCEAN Alliance offer unmatched service in market by operating 4 loops. COSCO provide abundant space by deploying 20000TEU vessels in Middle East Trade. The highest frequency is provided: 4 weekly services from Central and South China, 3 services from North China, 4 weekly service to Jebel Ali and 3 services to Dammam. In 2021, we make further improvement on transit time by establishing fastest service to Sohar(18days from Central China to Sohar). Meanwhile, Middle East service is further enhanced by Abu Dhabi hub, which provide smooth connection to Kuwait, Iraq, Bahrain, Oman and other Middle East countries. We provide leading service in the market as always.

    MEX: Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-Nansha-Singapore-Jebel Ali-Abu Dhabi-Dammam- Abu Dhabi-Port Kelang-Qingdao
    MEX2: Lianyungang-Qingdao-Shanghai-Hong Kong –Shekou-Singapore-Jebel Ali-Hamad-Dammam-Jubail-Abu Dhabi-Singapore-Nansha-Lianyungang
    MEX4: Qingdao-Ningbo-Shekou-Singapore-Sohar-Jebel Ali-Bahrain-Dammam-Singapore- Qingdao
    MEX5: (PSW8)-Kaoshsiung-Ningbo-Shanghai-Shekou-Port Kelang-Jebel Ali
    -Umm Qasr-Jebel Ali-Port Kelang-Cai Mep-Hong Kong-Kaoshsiung-(PSW8)

    2 Asia - Red Sea services:
    The Red Sea services connect major ports in China and S.E.A to broad coverage of Red Sea ports including Jeddah, Sokhna, Aqaba, Djibouti express. By using Jeddah as hub we can further reach more ports including Aden and Hodeidah.

    RES1: Tianjin-Qingdao-Ningbo-Nansha-Shekou -Singapore-Jeddah-Sokhna-Aqaba-Jeddah-Port Kelang -Ningbo-Tianjin
    RES2: Shanghai-Ningbo-Taipei-Xiamen-Shekou-Singapore--Djibouti-Jeddah-Sokhna-Aqaba-Djibouti-Singapore-Shanghai

2021 February 26

18:14 CADMATIC issued a certificate to ASCO's SRI Caspian Sea Project
17:56 Fincantieri and OCCAR to sign the contract for the construction of 2 new-generation submarines
17:38 IBIA announces the result of 2021 board elections
17:16 LNG-powered short-sea vessel Containerships Borealis makes first call to the port of Rotterdam
16:53 Volga Shipping Company opens river navigation season in the South of Russia
16:31 Port of Melbourne awards rail infrastructure contracts
16:25 ABS publishes guidance on methanol as marine fuel
16:05 Port of Corpus Christi and Port of Rotterdam sign MoU
15:48 Container giant MSC to open new depot in North Sea Port
15:05 Rosmorport announces changing of Dickson seaport boundaries
14:43 Corvette Stoyky and tanker Kola of RF Navy's Baltic Fleet started anti-piracy watch in the Gulf of Aden
14:19 PortNews offers new edition of its Hydrotechnika magazine
13:30 New edition of PortNews magazine is available now
12:14 CMA CGM to dedicate six new LNG-powered vessels to U.S. services
11:42 CPC system to transport 67.5 mln tons of crude oil in 2021
11:18 MPA awards LNG bunker supplier licence to Total Marine Fuels Private Limited
11:04 Wärtsilä and Ocean Technologies Group partner to deliver transformational learning solutions to improve safety and efficiency at sea
10:45 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 26, 2021
10:39 Car carrier Orca Ace earns ClassNK's 1st remote survey notation
10:36 Port of Baku Director General held online meeting with members of American-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce
10:14 Port of Gdynia welcomes largest single delivery of wind turbine propeller blades in Polish history
09:51 Bunker prices continue rising at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:32 Oil prices decrease amid dollar rise
09:18 Baltic Dry Index as of February 26

2021 February 25

20:19 Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 08, 2021
18:37 Port of Oakland boss appointed CAPA Vice President
18:07 Port of Los Angeles announces launch of new ‘Control Tower’ data tool for tracking cargo
17:53 Admiral Nevelskoy ferry leaves Saint-Petersburg for Sakhalin
17:49 BPA reports lowest passenger numbers in 60 years
17:42 Finnlines Plc issues its Financial Statements 2020 and Financial Review for 2020
17:34 Cutting restrictive trade policies could boost global economic recovery from COVID-19 by 3.4%
17:31 ECSA: European shipping is central to the success of EU's new trade strategy
17:20 APM Terminals Algeciras reaches all employees with a safety campaign
16:58 Tallink Grupp reports net loss of EUR 108.3 million for pandemic year 2020
16:41 Terms of references for Klaipeda Seaport's Southern part development to be prepared by American specialists
16:19 BPO’s comprehensive ports report published today
16:15 Hiab to supply MV Commercial with 100 HIAB loader cranes
15:45 Rolls-Royce secures UK MOD funding for innovative technology to support naval autonomy
14:50 Consequences of COVID pandemic affect the Port of Hamburg’s 2020 throughput
14:25 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:13 Nevsky Shipyard delivers Pola Gali, yet another ship of Project RSD59
13:07 DNV GL joins smart maritime network to enhance industry cooperation on digitalization
12:10 ClassNK grants its first remote survey notation for PCC ORCA ACE
11:32 NOVATEK and Shenergy Group sign SPA for LNG from Arctic LNG 2
11:04 “K”Line commences technical management of Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel “FUELNG BELLINA”
10:33 Telemar wins 50-vessel service and maintenance contract with Fairplay Towage group
10:21 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Feb 25, 2021
10:13 BC Ferries releases its third quarter results
09:59 CMA CGM implements FAK rates from the Mediterranean, Adriatic, North Africa & Black Sea to the Indian Subcontinent
09:50 BC Ferries' fifth battery hybrid-electric vessel launched
09:28 Oil market sees mixed price movements
09:12 Baltic Dry Index as of February 24

2021 February 24

18:06 Parkwind selects DEME Offshore for foundation EPCI contract at Arcadis Ost I
17:47 Ministry of Transport of Dagestan looks into organizing sea cruise tourism in Caspian Sea
17:26 ABS to class first ever Jones Act wind turbine installation vessel
17:16 Yangtze River Protection Law will come into force on 1st March, 2021
16:59 Admiral Kasatonov frigate of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet performs long range campaign tasks in Aegean Sea
16:28 Port of Antwerp deploys autonomous drones for safety enforcement
16:15 DFDS aims for greener ferries from alternative fuel project
15:51 Mordraga supports 4th International Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” as its Sponsor