MSC tweaks Intra-Asia network

MSC revamps Intra-Asia network

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has enhanced its intra-Asia network with new and upgraded services arriving by November 2022.

As part of the latest revamp, MSC announced the following services:

  • Dolphin, a new service starting 2 November offering connection from China to Indonesia and between Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and China.
  • New Origami, an upgraded service kicking off 30 October offering a new connection from Japan and South Korea to Vietnam and from the Philippines and Taiwan to South Korea and Japan.
  • Seahorse, an upgraded service coming into effect 4 November, offering enhanced transit time from China and Taiwan to Malaysia and Singapore.
  • Seagull, a revamped service commencing 1 November with a new added call to China (Xiamen) and revised Malaysia rotation.
  • Orchid, a revisited service starting 3 November with amended rotation in South China and adjusted Malaysia rotation.

The carrier said the enhancements will offer direct connections and comprehensive port coverage between Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia.

Full rotations will be as follows:

Dolphin service

Shanghai – Ningbo – Xiamen – Tanjung Pelepas – Singapore – Jakarta – Surabaya – Tanjung Pelepas – Singapore – Laem Chabang – Vung Tau – Shanghai

New Origami service

Tokyo – Yokohama – Yokkaichi – Nagoya – Busan – Vung Tau – Tanjung Pelepas – Singapore – Subic – Manila North Habor – Kaohsiung – Busan – Tokyo

Seahorse service

Shanghai – Ningbo – Kaohsiung – Port Klang – Singapore – Tanjung Pelepas – Qinzhou – Hong Kong – Shanghai

Orchid service

Fuzhou – Shantou – Hong Kong – Shekou – Yantian – Haiphong – Singapore – Tanjung Pelepas – Port Klang – Singapore – Tanjung Pelepas – Haiphong – Nansha – Hong Kong – Fuzhou

MSC recently extended its Noumea Express service to include Fiji in response to market demand.

The service will connect MSC’s global network to and from Lautoka and Suva on a fortnightly basis via Sydney/Brisbane.

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