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MSC route upgrade: What changes have been made to the 11 intra-Asia routes?

Elena Souhang.com 2023-05-29 17:10:15

The updated service and maiden voyage schedule is as follows:


01. Seagull-MSC SAGITTA III HU323A, ETA Shanghai, June 6


After the upgrade, it directly connects central China with Indonesia, and at the same time connects Vietnam, Thailand with Shekou, providing competitive transit times.


Port of call sequence: Shanghai-Ningbo-Xiamen-Singapore-Tanjung Pelepas-Jakarta-Port Klang-Singapore-Tanjung Pelepas-Laem Chabang-Vung Tau-Shekou-Shanghai.


02. Seahorse-MSC ELIZABETH III HO322A, ETA Shanghai, June 1


After the upgrade, direct connections are provided from central China to Thailand and Malaysia, offering competitive transit times.


Port of call sequence: Shanghai-Ningbo-Laem Chabang-Port Klang-Singapore-Tanjung Pelepas-Surabaya-Jakarta-Singapore-Tanjung Pelepas-Qinzhou-Hong Kong-Shanghai.


03. Dolphin-MSC VAIGA III HV322A, ETA Busan, May 31


Increased network coverage, directly connecting North China with Malaysia and Indonesia, and Southeast Asia with South Korea and North China.


Port of call sequence: Qingdao - Dalian - Tianjin Xingang - Shekou - Port Klang - Tanjung Pelepas - Singapore - Semarang - Surabaya - Singapore - Tanjung Pelepas - Vung Tau - Busan - Qingdao.


04. Pertiwi-MSC SOPHIE HW322A, ETA Busan, June 2


After the upgrade, the call to Dachan Bay has been added.


Port of call: Busan-Dalian-Tianjin Xingang-Incheon-Qingdao-Dachan Bay-Vung Tau-Laem Chabang-Singapore-Tanjung Pelepas-Panjiang-Jakarta-Singapore-Tanjung Pelepas-Busan.


05. Kaguya-MSC JASMINE HG326A, ETA Tokyo, June 27


Enhanced direct, fast connections from central China to major ports in Vietnam, offering a competitive 6-day transit time. In addition, there will be direct flights from Vietnam, Thailand to the Philippines within 6 days, and additional coverage from the Philippines to Japan.


Port of call sequence: Tokyo-Shimizu-Osaka-Kobe-Hakata-Pusan-Shanghai-Ningbo-Haiphong-Ho Chi Minh-Laem Chabang-Manila North Port-Busan-Tokyo.


06. Lang Co-MSC TIPHAINE II HZ323A, ETA Quy Nhon June 6


The new route will call in Batangas for the first time and directly connect the Philippines and South China with competitive transit times. The upgraded service will also provide a direct connection from Indonesia to the Philippines.


Port of call sequence: Quy Nhon-Da Nang-Yantian-Shekou-Vung Tau-Tanjung Pelepas-Singapore-Port Klang-Jakarta-Batangas-North Port of Manila-Nansha-Shekou-Quy Nhon.


07. Orchid-MSC GRETA III HD322A, ETA Fuzhou, June 1


Added direct routes from South China and Vietnam to Penang and Pasir Gudang.


Port of call sequence: Fuzhou-Shantou-Hong Kong-Shekou-Yantian-Haiphong-Singapore-Tanjung Pelepas-Penang-Pasir Gudang-Singapore-Tanjung Pelepas-Haiphong-Hong Kong-Fuzhou.


08. Bengal-HANSA LANKA SX322A, ETA Belawan, June 3


Introduced a new service at Belawan, the busiest seaport outside Java, Indonesia.


Port of call sequence: Belawan - Tanjung Pelepas - Singapore - Chittagong - Tanjung Pelepas - Singapore - Belawan.


09. Burma-MSC ANDREA F SB323A, ETA Belawan June 6


On the basis of capacity upgrade, a new route to Belawan will be launched.


Port of call sequence: Belawan - Singapore - Tanjung Pelepas - Yangon - Singapore - Tanjung Pelepas - Belawan.


10. Golden Horn-MSC KYMEA II HX323A, ETA Hakata June 6


Added direct call to Hakata Port.


Port of call sequence: Bodo-Busan-Vladivostok-Busan-Bodo.




It will continue to directly connect Japan and South Korea to Southeast Asia, and the Philippines to South Korea and Japan.


Port of call sequence: Tokyo - Yokohama - Yokkaichi - Nagoya - Busan - Vung Tau - Tanjung Pelepas - Singapore - Subic - Manila North Port - Kaohsiung - Busan - Tokyo.