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Carpenters Shipping sailing schedule: 9th July 2020

Dear All,

Below updated sailing schedule for your planning.

Updates:

  1. BAF levels – Asia to Pacific:
Shipment type
Month Per 20’GP Per 40’HC Conventional (Per Rvt)
Jul-20 USD 200 USD 400 USD 12
Aug-20 USD 275 USD 550 USD 16.50

 

Events in Port Klang:

  • Covid-19: Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) in Malaysia has been extended up to 31st August, 2020.

 

Others updates:

**Soochow 2009S, Siangtan 2010S & 2014S, Shengking 2011S omit Ningbo call

**NAT service to call Changshu Port, Shanghai

**Orea 2020S phase-in in P. Klang replacing Mount Cameron

**Siangtan 2014S omits Nansha call

**Shengking 2011S & Soochow 2009S omit Rabaul call

**Highland Chief 2013S, 2017S, Papuan Chief 2012S, Coral Chief 2015S, 2019S omit Santo call

**Highland C. 2013S & Coral C. 2015S, New G.C. 2014S, Papuan C. 2012S, 2016S omit XGA & QDG call

 

Mother Vessel / Feeder Vessel Voyage ETA Port Klang ETA KRPUS (Pusan) ETA Port of Discharge Remarks
Port Klang to Motukea (Port Moresby) Carpenters Sirius 2021S 14-Jul 31-Jul

On refer

Shaoshing

2023S 7-Aug 22-Aug

Carpenters Sirius

2025S

27-Aug 13-Sep
Shaoshing

2027S

18-Sep

5-Oct

Port Klang to LAE

Carpenters Sirius

2021S 14-Jul 4-Aug On refer
Changsha 2022S 27-Jul

10-Aug

On refer

Shaoshing

2023S 7-Aug 26-Aug
Orea 2024S 16-Aug

31-Aug

Carpenters Sirius

2025S 27-Aug

17-Sep

Port Klang to Rabaul

Carpenters Sirius

2021S 14-Jul 12-Aug On refer

Shaoshing

2023S 7-Aug 3-Sep
Carpenters Sirius 2025S 27-Aug 25-Sep

Shaoshing 2027S 18-Sep

17-Oct

Port Klang to Madang

Carpenters Sirius

2021S 14-Jul 15-Aug On refer
Shaoshing 2023S 7-Aug

6-Sep

Carpenters Sirius

2025S 27-Aug

28-Sep

Shaoshing 2027S 18-Sep

20-Oct

Port Klang to Honiara

Changsha

2022S 27-Jul 16-Aug

On refer

Orea 2024S 16-Aug 6-Sep

Changsha

2026S 7-Sep 28-Sep
Orea 2028S 29-Sep

20-Oct

Port Klang to Port Vila

Coral Chief (Feeder)

2015S 10-Jul 5-Aug 25-Aug
Papuan Chief (Feeder) 2016S 24-Jul 19-Aug

8-Sep

Highland Chief (Feeder)

2017S 14-Aug 6-Sep 26-Sep
New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2018S 28-Aug 22-Sep

12-Oct

Port Klang to Santo

Papuan Chief (Feeder)

2016S 24-Jul 19-Aug 3-Oct
New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2018S 28-Aug 22-Sep 5-Nov

 

on refer indicates booking subject to approval only as the voyage is approaching full ship.

Note: for detailed sailing schedule (eta) ex-Penang and Pasir Gudang to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, please contact us for details.

Please contact us for booking or any clarification.

Email               mcsl-mypkg@qel.com.my

Mimi                +60 (3) 56236233 /+60 (16) 212 7903

Jeremy             +60 (3) 56236265 / +60 (17) 693 8335

Jeff                   +60 (3) 56236265 / +60 (16) 6605981

Haren               +60 (3) 56236331

Siti                   +60 (3) 56236225

Faizah              +60 (3) 56236226

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Carpenters Shipping sailing schedule: 3rd July 2020

Dear All,

Below updated sailing schedule for your planning.

Updates:

BAF levels – Asia to Pacific:

Shipment type
Month Per 20’GP Per 40’HC Conventional (Per Rvt)
Jul-20 USD 200 USD 400 USD 12
Aug-20 USD 275 USD 550 USD 16.50

 

Events in Port Klang:

  • Covid-19: Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) in Malaysia has been extended up to 31st August, 2020.

 

Others updates:

**Shengking 2007S, 2011S & Soochow 2009S omit Rabaul call

**Shuntien 2008S, Soochow 2009S, Siangtan 2010S, Shengking 2011S omit Ningbo call

**NAT service to call Changshu Port, Shanghai

**Orea 2020S phase-in in P. Klang replacing Mount Cameron

**Shuntien 2008S is calling Shanghai instead of Changshu

**Highland Chief 2013S, 2017S, Papuan Chief 2012S, Coral Chief 2015S, 2019S omit Santo call

**Highland C. 2013S & Coral C. 2015S, New G.C. 2014S, Papuan C. 2012S, 2016S omit XGA & QDG call

 

Summary of sailing schedule

 

Port of Discharge

Mother Vessel / Feeder Vessel Voyage ETA Port Klang ETA KRPUS (Pusan) ETA Port of Discharge Remarks

Port Klang to Motukea

Carpenters Sirius

2021S 14-Jul 31-Jul On refer
Shaoshing 2023S 7-Aug

22-Aug

Carpenters Sirius

2025S 27-Aug 13-Sep
Shaoshing 2027S 18-Sep

5-Oct

Port Klang to LAE

Carpenters Sirius

2021S 14-Jul 4-Aug On refer

Changsha

2022S 25-Jul 9-Aug

On refer

Shaoshing 2023S 7-Aug

26-Aug

Orea

2024S 16-Aug 31-Aug
Carpenters Sirius 2025S 27-Aug

17-Sep

Port Klang to Rabaul

Carpenters Sirius

2021S 14-Jul 12-Aug

On refer

Shaoshing

2023S 7-Aug 3-Sep

Carpenters Sirius

2025S 27-Aug 25-Sep

Shaoshing 2027S 18-Sep

17-Oct

Port Klang to Madang

Carpenters Sirius

2021S 14-Jul 15-Aug On refer

Shaoshing

2023S 7-Aug 6-Sep
Carpenters Sirius 2025S 27-Aug 28-Sep

Shaoshing 2027S 18-Sep

20-Oct

Port Klang to Honiara

Changsha 2022S 25-Jul 15-Aug  On refer

Orea

2024S 16-Aug 6-Sep
Changsha 2026S 7-Sep 28-Sep

Orea

2028S 29-Sep 20-Oct

Port Klang to Port Vila (via Pusan)

Coral Chief (Feeder) 2015S 10-Jul 5-Aug 25-Aug
Papuan Chief (Feeder) 2016S 24-Jul 21-Aug 10-Sep

Highland Chief (Feeder)

2017S 14-Aug 6-Sep 26-Sep
New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2018S 28-Aug 21-Sep 12-Oct

Port Klang to Santo (via Pusan) Papuan Chief (Feeder) 2016S 24-Jul 21-Aug

4-Oct

New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2018S 28-Aug 21-Sep 5-Nov

 

on refer indicates booking subject to approval only as the voyage is approaching full ship.

Note: for detailed sailing schedule (eta) ex-Penang and Pasir Gudang to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, please contact us for details.

Please contact us for booking or any clarification.

Email               mcsl-mypkg@qel.com.my

Mimi                +60 (3) 56236233 /+60 (16) 212 7903

Jeremy             +60 (3) 56236265 / +60 (17) 693 8335

Jeff                   +60 (3) 56236265 / +60 (16) 6605981

Haren               +60 (3) 56236331

Siti                   +60 (3) 56236225

Faizah              +60 (3) 56236226

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Carpenters Shipping: August 2020 bunker adjustment factor (BAF)

In line with low sulfur fuel oil (LSFO) market prices, Carpenters Shipping announced August 2020 BAF level on 30th June 2020.

BAF will be adjusted to the following levels:

Routing Per 20gp Per 40hc Breakbulk
Asia to Pacific USD275 per TEU USD550 per FEU USD16.50 per revenue ton
Pacific to Asia USD275 per TEU USD550 per FEU USD16.50 per revenue ton
Inter-Pacific USD110 per TEU USD220 per FEU USD6.60 per revenue ton

The above BAF level will apply to all bills of lading dated 1st August 2020 onwards until further notice.

Please refer to official BAF APPLICATION AUG 2020 notice by Carpenters Shipping or visit Carpenters Shipping (news section) website.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for booking or any clarification.

Email               mcsl-mypkg@qel.com.my

Mimi                +60 (3) 56236233 /+60 (16) 212 7903

Jeremy             +60 (3) 56236265 / +60 (17) 693 8335

Jeff                   +60 (3) 56236265 / +60 (16) 6605981

Haren               +60 (3) 56236331

Siti                   +60 (3) 56236225

 

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Carpenters Shipping: Schedule dated 25th Jun 2020

Dear All,

Below updated sailing schedule for your planning.

Updates:

  1. BAF levels – Asia to Pacific:
Shipment type
Month Per 20’GP Per 40’HC Conventional (Per Rvt)
Jun-20 USD 200 USD 400 USD 12
Jul-20 USD 200 USD 400 USD 12
  1. Events in Port Klang:
  • Covid-19: Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) in Malaysia has been extended up to 31st August, 2020.
  1. Others updates:

**Shengking 2007S, 2011S & Soochow 2009S omit Rabaul call

**Shuntien 2008S, Soochow 2009S, Siangtan 2010S, Shengking 2011S omit Ningbo call

**NAT service to call Changshu Port, Shanghai

**Orea 2020S phase-in in P. Klang replacing Mount Cameron

**Shuntien 2008S is calling Shanghai instead of Changshu

**Shengking 2007S, 2011S & Soochow 2009S omit Rabaul call

**Highland Chief 2013S, 2017S, Papuan Chief 2012S, Coral Chief 2015S, 2019S omit Santo call

**Highland C. 2013S & Coral C. 2015S, New G.C. 2014S, Papuan C. 2012S, 2016S omit XGA & QDG call

Port of Discharge Mother Vessel / Feeder Vessel Voyage ETA Port Klang ETA KRPUS (Pusan) ETA Port of Discharge Remarks
Motukea Carpenters Sirius 2021S 14-Jul 31-Jul
Shaoshing 2023S 7-Aug 22-Aug
Carpenters Sirius 2025S 27-Aug 13-Sep
Shaoshing 2027S 18-Sep 5-Oct
LAE Orea 2020S 1-Jul 16-Jul on refer
Carpenters Sirius 2021S 14-Jul 4-Aug
Changsha 2022S 25-Jul 9-Aug
Shaoshing 2023S 7-Aug 26-Aug
Orea 2024S 16-Aug 31-Aug
Rabaul Carpenters Sirius 2021S 14-Jul 12-Aug
Shaoshing 2023S 7-Aug 3-Sep
Carpenters Sirius 2025S 27-Aug 25-Sep
Shaoshing 2027S 18-Sep 17-Oct
Madang Carpenters Sirius 2021S 14-Jul 15-Aug
Shaoshing 2023S 7-Aug 6-Sep
Carpenters Sirius 2025S 27-Aug 28-Sep
Shaoshing 2027S 18-Sep 20-Oct
Honiara Orea 2020S 1-Jul 22-Jul  on refer
Changsha 2022S 25-Jul 15-Aug
Orea 2024S 16-Aug 6-Sep
Changsha 2026S 7-Sep 28-Sep
Port Villa Coral Chief (Feeder) 2015S 10-Jul 5-Aug 25-Aug
Papuan Chief (Feeder) 2016S 24-Jul 21-Aug 10-Sep
Highland Chief (Feeder) 2017S 14-Aug 6-Sep 26-Sep
New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2018S 28-Aug 21-Sep 11-Oct

on refer indicates booking subject to approval only as the voyage is approaching full ship.

Note: for detailed shipping dates ex-Penang and Pasir Gudang to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, please contact us for details.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for booking or any clarification.

Email               mcsl-mypkg@qel.com.my

Mimi                +60 (3) 56236233 /+60 (16) 212 7903

Jeremy             +60 (3) 56236265 / +60 (17) 693 8335

Jeff                   +60 (3) 56236265 / +60 (16) 6605981

Haren               +60 (3) 56236331

Siti                   +60 (3) 56236225

Faizah              +60 (3) 56236226

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Carpenters Shipping: Schedule dated 19th Jun 2020

Dear All,

Below updated shipping schedule for your planning.

Updates:

  1. BAF levels – Asia to Pacific:
Shipment type
Month Per 20’GP Per 40’HC Conventional (Per Rvt)
Jun-20 USD 200 USD 400 USD 12
Jul-20 USD 200 USD 400 USD 12

 

  1. Events in Port Klang:
  • Covid-19: Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) in Malaysia has been extended up to 31st August, 2020.

 

  1. Others updates:

**Shengking 2007S, 2011S & Soochow 2009S omit Rabaul call

**Shuntien 2008S, Soochow 2009S, Siangtan 2010S, Shengking 2011S omit Ningbo call

**NAT service to call Changshu Port, Shanghai

**Orea 2020S phase-in in P. Klang replacing Mount Cameron

**Shuntien 2008S is calling Shanghai instead of Changshu

**Shengking 2007S, 2011S & Soochow 2009S omit Rabaul call

**Highland Chief 2013S, 2017S, Papuan Chief 2012S, Coral Chief 2015S, 2019S omit Santo call

**Highland C. 2013S & Coral C. 2015S, New G.C. 2014S, Papuan C. 2012S, 2016S omit XGA & QDG call

 

Port of Discharge Mother Vessel / Feeder Vessel Voyage ETA Port Klang ETA KRPUS (Pusan) ETA Port of Discharge Remarks
Motukea Shaoshing 2019S 22-Jun 9-Jul on refer
Carpenters Sirius 2021S 14-Jul 31-Jul
Shaoshing 2023S 7-Aug 22-Aug
Carpenters Sirius 2025S 27-Aug 13-Sep
LAE Changsha 2019S 22-Jun 13-Jul on refer
Orea 2020S 1-Jul 17-Jul on refer
Carpenters Sirius 2021S 14-Jul 4-Aug
Changsha 2022S 25-Jul 9-Aug
Shaoshing 2023S 7-Aug 26-Aug
Rabaul Shaoshing 2019S 22-Jun 21-Jul on refer
Carpenters Sirius 2021S 14-Jul 12-Aug
Shaoshing 2023S 7-Aug 3-Sep
Carpenters Sirius 2025S 27-Aug 25-Sep
Madang Shaoshing 2019S 22-Jun 24-Jul on refer
Carpenters Sirius 2021S 14-Jul 15-Aug
Shaoshing 2023S 7-Aug 6-Sep
Carpenters Sirius 2025S 27-Aug 28-Sep
Honiara Orea 2020S 1-Jul 23-Jul on refer
Changsha 2022S 25-Jul 15-Aug
Orea 2024S 16-Aug 6-Sep
Changsha 2026S 7-Sep 28-Sep
Port Villa New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2014S 26-Jun 20-Jul 9-Aug
Coral Chief (Feeder) 2015S 10-Jul 5-Aug 25-Aug
Papuan Chief (Feeder) 2016S 24-Jul 21-Aug 10-Sep
Highland Chief (Feeder) 2017S 14-Aug 6-Sep 26-Sep

 

on refer indicates booking subject to approval only as the voyage is approaching full ship.

Note: for detailed shipping dates ex-Penang and Pasir Gudang to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, please contact us for details.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for booking or any clarification.

Email               mcsl-mypkg@qel.com.my

Mimi                +60 (3) 56236233 /+60 (16) 212 7903

Jeremy             +60 (3) 56236265 / +60 (17) 693 8335

Jeff                   +60 (3) 56236265 / +60 (16) 6605981

Haren               +60 (3) 56236331

Siti                   +60 (3) 56236225

Faizah              +60 (3) 56236226

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Carpenters Shipping: Change of Vessel – MV. Orea to replace MV. Mount Cameron from v.2020

Mother vessel (mv) Mount Cameron will be replaced by mv Orea from voyage 2020 (v2020) onwards, commencing from Port Klang. Effectively, mv Mount Cameron v2020 (eta Port Klang 1st July, 2020) will now be performed by mv Orea v2020 (eta Port Klang 1st July 2020).

With this change, mv Mount Cameron will be removed from service after discharging cargo in both Port Klang and Singapore at the end of her northbound voyage, v2016N.

mv Orea’s schedule will be as follows:

Orea v.2020S/N

Port Klang         01 – Jul – 2020

Singapore            03 – Jul – 2020

Lae                         16 – Jul – 2020

Honiara                22 – Jul – 2020

Port Klang         16 – Aug – 2020

Singapore            19 – Aug – 2020

Please contact us for any clarification regarding above changes.

Email               mcsl-mypkg@qel.com.my

Mimi                +60 (3) 56236233 /+60 (16) 212 7903

Jeremy             +60 (3) 56236265 / +60 (17) 6938335

Jeff                   +60 (3) 56236265 / +60 (16) 6605981

Haren               +60 (3) 56236331

Siti                   +60 (3) 56236225

Faizah              +60 (3) 56236226

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Carpenters Shipping: Shipping schedule dated 12th Jun 2020

Dear All,

Below updated shipping schedule for your planning.

Updates:

  1. BAF levels – Asia to Pacific:
Shipment type
Month Per 20’GP Per 40’HC Conventional (Per Rvt)
Jun-20 USD 200 USD 400 USD 12
Jul-20 USD 200 USD 400 USD 12

 

  1. Events in Port Klang:
  • Covid-19: Conditional Movement Control Order in Malaysia enforced til 9th Jun 2020 will be replaced with Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) from 10th Jun, 2020 to 31st Aug, 2020.

 

  1. Others updates:

**Changsha 2014S omit Ho Chi Minh call

**Shengking 2007S, 2011S, Soochow 2009S Siangtan 2010S, Shuntien 2008S, 2012S omit Ningbo call

**Shengking 2007S omit Nansha

**NAT service to call Changshu Port, Shanghai

**Mount Cameron 2016S phase in replacing Orea

**Shuntien 2008S is calling Shanghai instead of Changshu

**Shengking 2007S, 2011S & Soochow 2009S omit Rabaul call

**Highland Chief 2013S, 2017S, Papuan Chief 2012S, Coral Chief 2015S, 2019S omit Santo call

**Highland C. 2013S & Coral C. 2015S, New G.C. 2014S, Papuan C. 2012S, 2016S omit XGA & QDG call

 

Port of Discharge Mother Vessel / Feeder Vessel Voyage ETA Port Klang ETA KRPUS (Pusan) ETA Port of Discharge Remarks
Motukea Shaoshing 2019S 22-Jun 9-Jul on refer
Carpenters Sirius 2021S    14-Jul 31-Jul
Shaoshing 2023S 5-Aug 22-Aug
Carpenters Sirius 2025S 27-Aug 13-Sep
LAE Changsha 2018S 17-Jun 30-Jun on refer
Shaoshing 2019S 22-Jun 13-Jul on refer
Mount Cameron 2020S 1-Jul 16-Jul on refer
Carpenters Sirius 2021S 14-Jul 4-Aug
Changsha 2022S 25-Jul 9-Aug
Rabaul Shaoshing 2019S 22-Jun 21-Jul on refer
Carpenters Sirius 2021S 14-Jul 12-Aug
Shaoshing 2023S 5-Aug 3-Sep
Carpenters Sirius 2025S 27-Aug 25-Sep
Madang Changsha 2018S 17-Jun 15-Jul on refer
Shaoshing 2019S 22-Jun 24-Jul on refer
Carpenters Sirius 2021S 14-Jul 15-Aug
Shaoshing 2023S 5-Aug 6-Sep
Honiara Changsha 2018S 17-Jun 5-Jul on refer
Mount Cameron 2020S 1-Jul 22-Jul on refer
Changsha 2022S 25-Jul 15-Aug
Mount Cameron 2024S 16-Aug 6-Sep
Port Villa Coral Chief (Feeder) 2013S 13-Jun 4-Jul 24-Jul
New Guinea Chief (Feeder) 2014S 27-Jun 20-Jul 9-Aug
Coral Chief (Feeder) 2015S 11-Jul 5-Aug 25-Aug
Papuan Chief (Feeder) 2016S 1-Aug 21-Aug 10-Sep

 

“on refer” indicates booking subject to approval only as the voyage is approaching full ship.

Note: for detailed shipping dates ex-Penang and Pasir Gudang to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, please contact us for details.

Please contact us for booking or any clarification.

Email               mcsl-mypkg@qel.com.my

Mimi                +60 (3) 56236233 /+60 (16) 212 7903

Jeremy             +60 (3) 56236265 / +60 (17) 6938335

Jeff                   +60 (3) 56236265 / +60 (16) 6605981

Haren               +60 (3) 56236331

Siti                   +60 (3) 56236225

Faizah              +60 (3) 56236226

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Westports: Covid-19 screening for foreign workers

Westports issued a notice dated 6th June 2020 advising all employers of subject matter. With effect 10th June 2020, Port Klang Authority (LPK) requires all foreign workers to undergo COVID-19 screening before port pass is being issued (both new application and renewal).

Effective 10th June 2020, each application (new and renewal application) of port pass for foreign workers must be attached with COVID-19 screening test results.

Employers who have renewed their foreign employee’s port pass are required to submit the list of workers’ name and a copy of COVID-19 test results to the port pass office by 19th June 2020.

Refer Westports memo for covid 19 screening test in Bahasa Malaysia and English.

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Carpenters Shipping: Bridging Asia and Papua New Guinea

Since its first voyage back in 2010, Carpenters Shipping has made Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, their primary focus. Despite a few changes to Carpenters Shipping’s service structure over the years, that focus (on Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu) did not change.

mv Carpenters Sirius in Westport, Port Klang recently

A wholly owned subsidiary of MBf Holdings, Carpenters Shipping operates shipping service into 4 main ports in Papua New Guinea, namely:

  • Motukea (Port Moresby)
  • Lae
  • Rabaul and
  • Madang

Carpenters Shipping bridges Papua New Guinea (PNG) with Far East ports, South East Asian port and India Sub Continent ports. Among the ports covered are (but not limited to):

  • Far East: Shanghai, Xiamen, Nansha, Huangpu, Qingdao, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Kaoshiung, Keelung
  • South East Asia: Manila, Ho Chi Minh, Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Singapore, Port Klang, Penang, Pasir Gudang, Jakarta, Surabaya and Belawan
  • India Sub continent: Mumbai, Chennai, Chittagong, Karachi and Colombo.

A combination of break bulk and containerised cargo from Asia to Papua New Guinea by Carpenters Shipping

Specific to South East Asia ports, Carpenters Shipping connect Papua New Guinea via 2 services, i.e. SEA and NSS. Both the service combines to provide an 11 day service frequency from South East Asia base ports, Port Klang, Singapore and Jakarta.

Cargo from other ports, such as Penang, Pasir Gudang, Ho Chi Minh, Belawan, Surabaya, Jakarta, Laem Chabang, Chittagong, Mumbai etc, is transshipped via Port Klang or Singapore into Papua New Guinea.

Transit time from Port Klang to Motukea (Port Moresby) is estimated to be 17 days, Lae (15 to 19 days), Rabaul (29 days) and Madang (32 days). Both breakbulk and containerized cargo is accepted on the service. Vessels deployed for the service are all self-geared and tweendeckers.

The service is supported by Carpenters Shipping’s own agency network in Port Moresby, Lae and Rabaul, set up in 2012.

For more information, please contact us at:

Email    : mcsl-mypkg@qel.com.my

Mimi     : +60 (3) 56236233 /+60 (16) 212 7903

Jeremy : +60 (3) 56236265 / +60 (17) 6938335

Haren   : +60 (3) 56236331

Siti         : +60 (3) 56236225

Faizah   : +60 (3) 56236226

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2.72 million teus idle containership as of 25th May 2020!

According to Alphaliner, the inactive container shipping fleet hit 11.6% of total fleet in terms of capacity as at end of May. This is an all-time high in the industry.

As of 25th May 2020, 2.72 million twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs) of idle containership fleet has been recorded. 2 major reasons for this idling capacity are:

  • Blank sailings by major global liners in response to the lower demand due to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Capacity removed from the market for scrubber retrofits.

Covid-19 pandemic forced the shutdown of most economies which affected employment and business adversely. As a result, consumer’s purchasing power declined significantly.

551 vessels were reported to be idling as at 25th May, 2020. Out of the number, 64 vessels were taken out for scrubber retrofits. That made up 571,858 teus, which means the vessels taken out of the trade (and purely idling)  is more than 2million teus.

Port throughput gone down by at least 10% in some major Malaysian sea ports due to the lockdown.

According to Alphaliner’s weekly newsletter the world’s two largest container lines – Maersk and MSC – account for the largest portion of the idle fleet with a combined total of 845,000 teu out of service. However, more than half this figure relates to vessels undergoing scrubber retrofits.

As countries around the world are gearing up to open their economies again, some carriers have been reported to re-instate some number of sailings, initially planned to be blanked according to Alphaliner.

Alphaliner said it expected the inactive fleet to peak shortly as lockdowns in many countries start to ease and demand recovers. “There are encouraging signs that carriers have over-estimated the level of demand contraction in May, and capacity shortages on certain routes have already started to push spot freight rates up.”

Specific to Asia, we have seen improvement in certain trading areas as compared to April and, although not representative of the global situation, some trades are starting to run full ships. With China taking lead to re-start the economy, and other Asian countries following suit to resume economic activities, outlook in the coming months is encouraging.

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