China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) is ending its Mediterranean/US east coast service and withdrawing capacity from the Atlantic. One ship has already gone and four further vessels were due to be taken off the service from February, effectively withdrawing some 100,000 teu of annualised capacity. From March, CSCL will take slots on the Atlantic leg of the Zim Container Service, which is being upgraded with ships of some 4,800 teu capacity. The first of these will be delivered in March or April. The slots on this service will include the following ports: Haifa, Piraeus, Livorno, Barcelona, Halifax, New York, Savannah and Kingston.