Starting from the first week of January 2022, MSC will upgrade its intra-Asia network, connecting east & north China, South Korea and Russia far east, in order to deliver a smoother, faster and direct service within the region.

Enhancements will include:

  • Reduced number of port calls on the Golden Horn service
  • Introducing the call to Petropavlovsk with ther new Kamchatka service and
  • Increasing the number of ships deployed within the region

The Golden Horn service will offer direct coverage between eastern coast of China, South Korea, Vladivostok & Vostochniy.

The updated rotation will be as follows:
Shanghai – Ningbo – Busan – Vladivostok – Vostochniy – Busan – Shanghai

Starting vessel will be MSC Imma, voyage HX201A, ETA Ningbo 7 January 2022.

The Kamchatka service will provide direct link between northern China, South Korea, Vladivostok and Petropavlovsk – a new port call in the Kamchatka peninsula.

The service will follow below rotation:
Qingdao – Dalian –Xingang – Incheon – Busan – Vladivostok – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy – Busan – Qingdao

The first sailing will be with MSC Suparna F, voyage KK201A, ETA Qingdao 3 January 2022.


Author: Antonis Karamalegkos

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