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Carpenters Shipping: Shipping schedule dated 12th Jun 2020

Dear All,

Below updated shipping schedule for your planning.


  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.


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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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.

QEL Shipping Services


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Carpenters Shipping: Servicing Honiara, Solomon Islands

Carpenters Shipping, a wholly owned subsidiary of MBf Holdings, operates shipping service into Honiara, Solomon Islands, via 2 separate string, namely South East Asia (SEA) service and North Asia service.

Carpenters Shipping’s container at one of the client’s premise in Honiara.

SEA service connects South East Asia ports to Honiara via 2 vessels with a frequency of 22 days per call. Direct call ports in South East Asia are Port Klang and Singapore. Cargo from other ports within South East Asia, such as Penang, Pasir Gudang, Ho Chi Minh, Belawan, Surabaya, Jakarta, Laem Chabang etc,  will be feedered in to Port Klang or Singapore to connect the mother vessel.

Transit time from Port Klang to Honiara is estimated to be between 21-22 days. Both breakbulk and containerized cargo is accepted on the service.

North Asia service, on the other hand, connects Far East / North Asia to Honiara via 4 vessels with a frequency of 20 days.

For North Asia service, Carpenters Shipping accepts cargo from Kaoshiung, Xingang, Qingdao, Changsu, Ningbo, Nansha etc to Honiara.

The service is supported by Carpenters Shipping’s own agency office in Honiara, Carpenters Shipping Agency, set up in 2017.

For more info, please contact us at:


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


QEL Shipping Services, as agent for Carpenters Shipping.

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Papua New Guinea TOP 10 Exports Products





Papua New Guinea TOP 10 Exports Products

PNG is an Oceanian country situated immediately north of Australia, the Independent State of Papua New Guinea shipped US$10.5 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017. Based on estimates from the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, Papua New Guinea’s exported goods plus services represent 47.6% of total Papua New Guinean economic output or Gross Domestic Product.

The top ten products that PNG exports consists of

1) Mineral fuels including oil: US$4.8 billion (45.5% of total exports)

2) Gems, precious metals: $2.1 billion (20.4%)

3) Ores, slag, ash: $914.3 million (8.7%)

4) Wood: $715.4 million (6.8%)

5) Animal/vegetable fats, oils, waxes: $652.5 million (6.2%)

6) Nickel: $363.4 million (3.5%)

7) Fish: $298.1 million (2.8%)

8) Coffee, tea, spices: $203.5 million (1.9%)

9) Meat/seafood preparations: $185.1 million (1.8%)

10) Cocoa: $82.1 million (0.8%)

These top ten exports products are highly concentrated which account for about 98.5% of the overall value of PNG global shipments.

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