More than 37.5% CAPACITY REDUCTION ex South East Asia to all Australian Ports

More than 37.5% CAPACITY REDUCTION ex South East Asia to all Australian Ports



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  • OOCL and COSCO have stopped taking bookings to ALL AUSTRALIA from South East Asia for week 40-42.

There are normally 8 services ex SEA; of which 3 are run by OOCL/COSCO (AAA1, AAA2, ASA). This is a capacity reduction of 37.5%.

Current OOCL/COSCO Vessels not sailing into Australia;

Week 40


Kota Lambai V: 133S




Cosco Singapore V:147S




Al Rawdah V:008S


Week 41


OOCL Brisbane V:194S




OOCL Texas V:175S




Jazan V:008S


Week 42


OOCL Houston V:163S




Cosco Antwerp V:164S




OOCL Panama V:280S



This decision will be until further notice, until line have a clearer picture on schedule recovery.


  • MSC had made temporary adjustment on its South East Asia loops & added a Sydney Shuttle Service.


MSC services (Capricorn & Kiwi) will skip Sydney call but adding another Sydney shuttle with below rotation.

    • The temporary rotation of the Capricorn Service(effective from the MV Genova ETA Singapore 22.09) is as follows: (Skip Tanjung Pelepas)

Singapore - Jakarta - Fremantle - Adelaide - Melbourne - Tanjung Pelepas - Singapore.


    • The temporary rotation of the Kiwi Express(effective from the MSC Alabama ETA Singapore 28.09) is as follows:  (Skip Jakarta and Sydney)

Tanjung Pelepas - Singapore - Brisbane - Auckland - Wellington - Nelson - Bluff - Lyttelton - Napier - Tauranga - Tanjung Pelepas. 


    • The rotation of this temporary Sydney Shuttle service is as follows: 

Singapore - Sydney – Brisbane (Export only) - Tanjung Pelepas - Singapore.


 What does this means for you?

  • This will greatly reduce the capacity on direct Laem Chabang, Singapore, Port Kelang, Jakarta to Australia (SYD, MEL, BNE, FRE & ADL).
  • This will also impact transhipment schedules that stop Singapore/Port Kelang but come from other parts of the world to Australia via these services. (For example, ex India )
  • Whale forecast rates increasing drastically out of these regions as capacity reduces by more than 37.5%
Suggested Solutions
  • Plan your stock and inventories accordingly. Allowing extra weeks for transit.
  • Reach to your dedicated Whale Account Manager to provide you with different sailing options to reach your deadlines.

Whale Logistics team has a group of supply chain specialist looking for alternatives to assist you in trying to mitigate the impact of these changes as much as possible.

Knowledge means Whale Distinction.