Q2 2023 Network Update Asia - Europe Trades


Q2 2023 Network Update Asia - Europe Trades


We are adjusting our ocean network to help match supply with demand and to further improve emissions efficiency for Asia-Europe trade services.

The changes to our network, along with related voyage optimization, will help us to meet the UN IMO’s Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) requirements as we move towards our net zero decarbonization target. In turn, we aim to contribute to our customers’ own sustainability goals.

From Week 23, we will inject a total of 9 additional vessels into our Asia – Europe trades.

The new proforma schedules for these services will reflect vessel speed adjustments that will help ensure appropriate performance in light of the CII, while ensuring continued service coverage and competitive transit times.  

Transit times* – network update expected impact:
From Asia to North Europe +3 days
From Asia to Mediterranean +2 days
From North Europe to Asia +3 days
From Mediterranean to Asia +3 days

In addition to these changes, the following services will be updated: 
A direct call at Xiamen will be induced on our Griffin service instead of the current call on the Silk service
The Lion service westbound rotation will be amended to call at Antwerp after Sines and before Rotterdam

Should you have any questions, please contact your local MSC representatives in our global network of 675 offices. 

*Transit times are for guidance only and may vary depending on operating conditions and other trade factors