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APL: Blank Sailings Transpac







30 December 2016
Trans-Pacific Market – Post-Chinese New Year Void Sailings and Capacity Update
Dear Valued Customer,

Following our last advisory, please be informed of the following additional void sailings and capacity downsize in response to traditional seasonal changes in market demand:
Asia – U.S. West Coast Services Void Sailings

Pearl River Express (PRX)
Originally intended vessel – CMA CGM Gemini (v.177)
Eastbound – Week 6, ETA Fuqing, 3 February 2017

Yangtse Service (YTX)
Originally intended vessel – Archimidis (v.081)
Eastbound – Week 6, ETA Shanghai, 8 February 2017

Asia – U.S. East Coast Service Void Sailing

Vespucci Service (VCX)
Originally intended vessel – Ever Liberal (v.331)
Eastbound – Week 5, ETA Qingdao 31 January 2017

Asia – U.S. East Coast Service Vessel Downsize

Columbus Express (East Coast) (CE2)
Originally intended vessel – Lloyd Parsifal (v.365)
Eastbound – Week 6, ETA Ningbo 7 February 2017
Vessel Capacity – 8,500 TEUs

Replacement vessel – TBA
Vessel Capacity – 4,200 TEUs
For more information, please contact your local APL representative. We thank you for your business and continued support.






APL: Asia Europe PSS







29 December 2016
Asia-Europe Market Westbound: New Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) Rate Effective 8 January 2017
Dear Valued Customer,

Please be advised that APL will apply the following PSS Rates with effect from 8 January 2017 until further notice.

Currency      D20’       D40’       D40’HC
Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) US$       250        500           500

The PSS will be applicable for the service scope stated below and will also be subject to the below mentioned Freight All Kind (FAK) Rates as announced on 21 December 2016.

The FAK Rates are inclusive of Bunker Adjustment Factor. The Rates do not include and are subject to other Bunker related charges, Terminal Handling Charges (Origin and/or Destination), Peak Season Surcharge, Security related Surcharges, and similar charges, which can be found here. In some cases, the amount of one or several of the aforesaid items are nil. Other charges such as contingency and local charges may also apply. All out ports will be subjected to add-ons.


From Base Ports

To Base Ports




Asia – North Europe Busan
Hong Kong
Port Klang
Le Havre
US$ 1,300  2,400       2,450
US$ 1,325  2,450        2,500
Asia – West Mediterranean Busan
Hong Kong
Fos Sur Mer
La Spezia
US$ 1,300  2,400        2,450
Asia – East Mediterranean & Black Sea Busan
Hong Kong
US$ 1,400  2,600        2,650
Asia – North Egypt Busan
Hong Kong
Port Klang
Port Said East
US$ 1,400  2,600       2,650

For more information, please contact your local APL representative. We thank you for your business and continued support.






APL: Blank Sailings






28 December 2016

Asia-Europe Market – Loop 5 (LP5), Loop 7 (LP7) and Asia Mediterranean Express (EUM) Service Update


Dear Valued Customer,

Please be informed that the G6 Alliance, of which APL is a member, has announced the following void sailings in the Asia-Europe market:

Loop 5 (LP5):
Initial intended voyage – OOCL Berlin 018
Westbound: ETA Kwangyang 3 Feb 2017 – Week 5
Eastbound: ETA Le Havre 10 Mar 2017 – Week 10

Port Rotation of the voided LP5 Voyage:
Kwangyang – Busan – Yangshan – Ningbo – Kaoshiung – Yantian – Singapore – Le Havre – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Southampton – Singapore – Shekou – Kaoshiung – Kwangyang

Loop 7 (LP7):
Initial intended voyage – MOL Quasar 013
Westbound: ETA Qingdao 6 Feb 2017 – Week 6
Eastbound: ETA Rotterdam 13 Mar 2017 – Week 11

Port Rotation of the voided LP7 Voyage:
Qingdao – Yangshan – Ningbo – Hong Kong – Yantian – Singapore – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Gdansk – Gothenburg – Antwerp – Southampton – Singapore – Yantian – Qingdao

Asia Mediterranean Express (EUM):
Initial intended voyage – Hyundai Victory 014
Westbound: ETA Busan 5 Feb 2017 – Week 6
Eastbound: ETA Genoa 8 Mar 2017 – Week 10

Port Rotation of the voided EUM Voyage:
Busan – Yangshan – Ningbo – Shekou – Hong Kong – Singapore – Jeddah – Port Said East – Genoa – La Spezia – Fos Sur Mer – Barcelona – Valencia – Port Said East – Jeddah – Singapore – Hong Kong – Busan
For assistance, please contact your local APL representative. We thank you for your business and continued support.








CMA: New Pricing Asia to Europe (GRI)







CMA CGM announces new FAK pricing as from January 9th on Asia – North Europe Trade (West bound)

December, 28th 2016

To our Valued Customers, 

Please find the new applicable CMA CGM Freight All Kind (FAK) pricing level* as follows as from the 9th of January and until further notice:





We kindly request you to forward this message to all concerned within your organization and thank you in advance to include the above in your future calculations.




CMA: New Service Eurosal XL





CMA CGM new service: EUROSAL XL, offering the best service between West Coast South America and North Europe


28th December 2016




To our Valued Customers,




CMA CGM is pleased to announce it’s new service: EUROSAL XL, connecting the West Coast of South America and North Europe.



This new service has a large coverage of ports on the West Coast of South America and the shortest transit time to North Europe.



The EUROSAL XL service will offer:

  • A new stop at Buenaventura, Colombia, with access to a wide feedering net accessing Guayaquil, Ecuador and Paita, Peru with the shortest transit times on the market to North Europe.
  • A new stop at Puerto Angamos.
  • A state of the art fleet: modern vessels with a capacity of 9,000 TEUs, capable of passing the enlarged Panama Canal.

The first vessel will sail from Rotterdam on the 3rd of January 2017.





In case further information is required, please contact our local sales representatives.




UASC: PSS Asia to Med








Peak Season Surcharge From Asia to Mediterranean

27 December, 2016



UASC hereby announces new Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) as follows:





The Geographic Scope mentioned in this advisory are the only ports served by UASC on this trade and the rate information mentioned in this advisory is strictly limited to this scope, irrespective any charge information that may be visible online at for other ports in the same regions. For further information, please contact your UASC agent.
 Effective date: 9th January, 2017 (based on vessel departure date) and valid until further notice.








Hapag LLoyd: Transatlantic Trade Product Portfolio






Dear Customer,


We are excited to share with you an overview of our 2017 ATLANTIC product portfolio, which will become available to you in April 2017.


Hapag-Lloyd will offer 14 weekly Transatlantic sailings in each direction, connecting all coasts in the US, Canada and Mexico with North Europe and the Mediterranean Region.


Of these 14 loops, nine will continue to sail in their well-established and stable setup, and only five services will be subject to some vessel changes when we transition from G6 to THE Alliance.


The final terminal selection is in the making, and we will update this brochure on our website for you as we move along.


We appreciate any feedback to our service brochure. Please contact us by Email under
For further information, please contact your local Hapag-Lloyd office.
Kind regards,
Hapag-Lloyd AG








Maersk weekly news



Please note that you will be re-directed to the Maersk webpage when you click the links below:






Dear Customer,

Below are the key updates for week 52. Click on the links below to know more.


Rate Announcements



APL: Transit times information on upcoming Ocean Alliance







23 December 2016

Transit times information on APL’s upcoming OCEAN Alliance services


Dear Valued Customer,

I recently wrote to you about APL’s bigger, broader and better service portfolio encompassing the latest OCEAN Alliance services.

Since then, the alliance members have been working closely as they gear up for April 2017 when the alliance operations begin.

I want to take this opportunity to inform you that the transit times of the OCEAN Alliance services that APL participates are now available. Subject to market conditions and review if necessary, APL aims to provide the most competitive transit times possible for our customers. You can download the latest information here. We will continue to keep you apprised on the progress we have made on OCEAN Alliance, or you may visit our website at for latest updates.

OCEAN Alliance is the leading alliance in the industry, offering services across seven key trades: Asia-North America (East Coast and West Coast), Asia-Europe, Asia-Mediterranean, Asia-Middle East, Asia-Red Sea and Trans-Atlantic.

As one of the major carriers of the alliance, APL offers 38 loops under the OCEAN Alliance scope that complement our existing global network of more than 70 service loops. Our customers now have access to an expanded service portfolio, allowing them to connect to the global markets at greater speed and predictability, helping them to stay competitive and ahead of the game.

With the year coming to a close, I take this time to reflect on the journey we have travelled and the achievements we have made. APL has launched 12 new services across the key trades of Intra-Asia, Asia-Europe and Latin America this year. Our flagship Eagle Express service (EX1) continues to provide industry-leading transit times and service reliability. We continually upgrade and enhance our services by increasing port calls and frequency wherever market demands. We have also introduced new products such as SMARTcool Assured, a premium offering that provides additional protection for fresh produce cargo.

APL is also honored to receive several accolades this year, including the Quest for Quality Award by Logistics Management, Best Green Shipping Line Award by HAROPA and Technology and Systems Innovation Award by Lloyd’s List Asia. These awards are testament to APL’s commitment to delivering service excellence to our stakeholders.

I am immensely grateful for the support that you have given us over the past year, without which, APL would not have come this far. My team and I remain committed to serve you and we look forward to forging a stronger partnership with you in 2017 and beyond.

With the holiday season here, I wish you and your loved ones peace and joy, and a happy new year!

Yours Sincerely,

Nicolas Sartini
Chief Executive Officer, APL
Mobile: (65) 8299 8132

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