• 2020 January 16 13:02

    THE Alliance unveils expanded service network for 2020

    The members of THE Alliance, Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express, and Yang Ming welcome Hyundai Merchant Marine as a new core member of THE Alliance, Yang Ming said in its release. With the FMC acceptance of HMM membership, THE Alliance offers an attractive upgraded product package and it will be launched around April 1st, 2020. Based on the existing comprehensive network of THE Alliance, the newly enhanced product package will offer increasing frequency particularly from South East Asia, as well as new direct port coverage and improved transit times.

    The upgraded service package includes:

    A new pendulum service replacing the existing Asia-Europe FE5 and Transpacific PS7 services with a new highly efficient design. This new service, to be further named, will be operated by 18 modern 14000+ TEU ships and provides added weekly Transpacific coverage between South East Asia and Southern California, thereby expanding the number of services directly covering this lane to three, in addition to FP1 and PS3.

    A modified PS3 will offer new direct coverage of Haiphong creating more value and choice for the customers.

    Further to the enhanced Transpacific coverage of South East Asia, a new Transpacific loop, PS8, focusing on Central China and Korea (including new coverage of Incheon) will be inaugurated around 1st April 2020.

    For Asia and North Europe, the group will deploy two efficient 20,000+ TEU vessel services in a newly revised FE2 and FE4 design which will bring economies of scale and positive environmental benefits.
    THE Alliance outlined its enhanced service network as follows:

    Asia and North Europe

    FP1 – From TPWC – Shimizu – Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Singapore – (Suez Canal) – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Le Havre – (Suez Canal) – Singapore – Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – To TPWC

    FE2 – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Singapore – (Suez Canal) – Southampton – Le Havre – Hamburg – Rotterdam – (Suez Canal) – Port Kelang – Pusan

    FE3 – Hong Kong – Xiamen – Kaohsiung – Yantian – (Suez Canal) – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Southampton – (Suez Canal) – Jebel Ali – Singapore – Yantian – Hong Kong

    FE4 – Qingdao – Pusan – Ningbo – Shanghai – Yantian – (Suez Canal) – Algeciras – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – London Gateway – Algeciras – (Suez Canal) – Singapore – Qingdao

    FE5 – From TPWC – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Singapore – Colombo – (Suez Canal) – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Southampton – (Suez Canal) – Jeddah – Singapore – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Hong Kong – Yantian – To TPWC
    Asia and the Mediterranean

    MD1 – Qingdao – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – SPRC – Singapore – Jeddah – (Suez Canal) – Damietta – Barcelona – Valencia – Tangier – Genoa – Damietta – (Suez Canal) – Jeddah – Singapore – SPRC – Qingdao

    MD2 – Pusan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Kaohsiung – SPRC – Singapore – (Suez Canal) – Piraeus – Genoa – La Spezia – Fos – Genoa – Piraeus – (Suez Canal) – Singapore – SPRC – Pusan

    MD3 – Pusan – Ningbo – Shanghai – SPRC – Singapore – Jeddah – (Suez Canal) – Ashdod – Istanbul – Izmit – Aliaga – Mersin – Ashdod – (Suez Canal) – Jeddah – Singapore – Kaohsiung – Pusan

    Asia and the Middle East / Red Sea

    THE Alliance will provide more details of 3 Asia – Middle East products in a subsequent PR. Full rotation will also be included in the next PR.

    AR1* – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Port Kelang – Jeddah – Aqaba – Sokhna – Jeddah – Singapore – Pusan
    *HMM will not participate on the AR1

    Transpacific – West Coast

    PN1 – Xiamen – Kaohsiung – Ningbo – Nagoya – Tokyo – PNW – Tokyo – Kobe – Nagoya – Xiamen
    PN2 – Singapore – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Haiphong – Yantian – PNW – Tokyo – Kobe – Singapore
    PN3 – Hong Kong – Yantian – Shanghai – Pusan – PNW – Pusan – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong
    PN4 – Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Prince Rupert – PNW – Pusan – Kwangyang – Qingdao
    FP1 – From Europe – Singapore – Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – LA/LB – Oakland – Tokyo – Shimizu – Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Singapore – To Europe
    PS3 – Nhava Sheva – Pipavav – Colombo – Port Kelang – Singapore – Cai Mep – Haiphong – LA/LB – Oakland – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Port Kelang – Nhava Sheva
    PS4 – Xiamen – Yantian – Kaohsiung – Keelung – LA/LB – Oakland – Keelung – Kaohsiung – Xiamen
    PS5 – Shanghai – Ningbo – LA/LB – Pusan – Shanghai
    PS6 – Qingdao – Ningbo – Pusan – LA/LB – Oakland – Kobe – Qingdao
    PS7 – From Europe – Jeddah – Singapore – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Hong Kong – Yantian – LA/LB – Oakland – Japan – Hong Kong – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Singapore – Colombo – To Europe
    PS8 – Shanghai – Kwangyang – Pusan – LA/LB – Oakland – Pusan – Kwangyang – Incheon – Shanghai
    Transpacific – East Coast (via Panama and Suez Canals)
    EC1 – Xiamen – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Yantian – Pusan – Tokyo – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – Savannah – Jacksonville – Charleston – Norfolk – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Panama Pacific Call – Tokyo – Kobe – Xiamen
    EC2 – Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – (Panama Canal) – Caribbean hub – New York – Wilmington – Savannah – Charleston – Caribbean hub – (Panama Canal) – Pusan – Qingdao
    EC3 – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – (Panama Canal) – Caribbean hub – Savannah – Norfolk – Charleston – Caribbean hub – (Panama Canal) – Panama Pacific Call – Pusan – Ningbo
    EC4 – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Yantian – Cai Mep – Singapore – (Suez Canal) – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Charleston – New York – (Suez Canal) – Singapore – Kaohsiung
    EC5 – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Singapore – Port Kelang – Colombo – (Suez Canal) – Halifax – New York – Savannah – Jacksonville – Norfolk – Halifax – (Suez Canal) – Jebel Ali – Singapore – Laem Chabang

    Transatlantic*
    AL1 – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – London Gateway – Norfolk – Philadelphia – New York – Halifax – Rotterdam
    AL2 – Le Havre – London Gateway – Rotterdam – Hamburg – New York – Charleston – Savannah – Le Havre
    AL3 – Antwerp – Hamburg – London Gateway – Charleston – Port Everglades – Houston – Savannah – Norfolk – Antwerp
    AL4 – London Gateway – Antwerp – Hamburg – Le Havre – Veracruz – Altamira – Houston – New Orleans – London Gateway
    AL5 – Southampton – Le Havre – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Savannah – Cartagena – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – LA/LB – Oakland – Seattle – Vancouver – Oakland – LA/LB – Balboa – (Panama Canal) – Cartagena – Caucedo – Savannah – Southampton
    *HMM will not participate on the Atlantic Trade

    The newly upgraded service network which is expected to commence from around April 1st, 2020 will offer the respective clients better choices with much broader coverage and improved service frequency. THE Alliance will continue to bring innovative product solutions to the East/West Trades.

    THE Alliance members will continue to provide updates on the upcoming product changes as we approach the new service launch.


2020 January 17

18:06 Safe Bulkers refinances $105.2 mln of existing loan facilities with respect to eight vessels
17:52 Construction of Borssele 1+2 wind farm off Zeelandic coast begins
17:31 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 263,500 tonnes of cargo in 2019, down 20.4% Y-o-Y
17:06 Wärtsilä solutions support environmentally sustainable performance for two new MSC Cruises's ships
16:50 BIMCO expands ice information service
16:27 A record year for cruise expected at Port of Southampton
16:02 Qatargas delivers first Q-Flex LNG cargo to Summit LNG FSRU in Bangladesh
15:49 Tallink Grupp sets group-wide CSR strategy and sustainable operations goals
15:23 RUB 127.57 billion of federal budget allocations approved for construction of Leader-class icebreaker
15:02 Dublin Port unitised trade up 3.6% in 2019
14:48 Seaspan Shipyards hosts ceremonial keel laying for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future Joint Support Ship
14:30 RF Navy's Black Sea Fleet minesweeper makes planned transition from Sevastopol to Mediterranean Sea
14:14 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Astarte with Aquavita
13:51 Turnover of DeloPorts terminals in 2019 decreased by 5% YoY to 8.3 mln tonnes
13:32 SAAM agrees to acquire 70% of Intertug, a towage operator in Colombia, Mexico and Central America
13:03 Flex LNG announces extension of the time-charter agreement for Flex Enterprise
12:37 Kawasaki Heavy Industries delivers bulk carrier FJ VIOLA
12:27 Hapag-Lloyd signs space charter agreement with Maersk and MSC on the Asia-North Europe trade
12:20 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping reports it key 2019 results
12:03 Pyxis Tankers announces completion of sale of Pyxis Delta
11:38 KHI delivers LPG carrier PHOENIX GAIA
11:29 Throughput of Vostochny Port grew by 5.2% to 25.51 million tonnes in 2019
11:03 Eagle Bulk Shipping joins Getting to Zero Coalition
10:36 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Jan 17
10:28 NYK agrees to MoU with Northern Offshore Group on partnership for crew transfer vessel business for offshore wind power generation systems
09:56 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.05% to $64.59, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.03% to $58.5
09:33 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is flat at 768 points
07:18 NYK and Van Oord sign MoU to own and operate offshore wind installation vessels in Japan

2020 January 16

18:37 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from India and Sri Lanka to North Europe and the Mediterranean
18:06 CMA CGM introduces NETWORKING INTERMEDIATION SERVICES
17:52 Mikhail Mishustin appointed as the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
17:31 ClassNK issues Hong Kong Convention Statement of Compliance to Ship Recycling Facility in Bangladesh
17:03 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from Middle East to Mediterranean and North Europe
16:39 Bunker prices are stable at the Far East ports of Russia following the recent growth (graph)
16:03 Vessels offered free shore power during Parkkade trial in Rotterdam
15:22 The CMA CGM Group is strengthening the organization of CEVA Logistics to begin the second phase of its development
15:03 New Stena Line ferry completes maiden voyage on Irish Sea
14:02 PIL launches new transpacific pendulum service, America Asia Service (AAS)
13:33 Port of Antwerp scores 7th record year in a row
13:02 THE Alliance unveils expanded service network for 2020
12:30 MISC, Samsung Heavy Industries, Lloyd’s Register and MAN Energy Solutions join forces on ammonia-fuelled tanker project
12:01 CMA CGM SSL Intra Europe will update its BAF for Algeria Morocco Tunisia Roro services
11:28 ABB presents recommendation for zero-emission marine technology to US Congress
11:26 Rosmorport summarizes results of its sailing ships's 2019 navigation season
11:01 Dmitry Stepanov appointed as General Director of Astrakhan Shipbuilding Production Association
10:37 IMO continues its work to review GMDSS requirements
10:18 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Jan 16
09:50 NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for 2019
09:29 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.69% to $64.44, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.73% to $58.23
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,260 points

2020 January 15

18:35 Aker Solutions involved in international brownfield services contract award
18:06 The Convention between Carriers and Ports for OCEAN Alliance held in Boao
17:52 Intermodal unveils fresh new branding
17:46 Eagle Bulk joins Getting to Zero Coalition
17:23 Registration opens for 4th Annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Conference in London
17:05 Keppel delivers first rig of 2020
16:37 NKT signs service contract with EirGrid on the East West Interconnector connecting Ireland and Great Britain
16:21 USPA concludes agreements with new members of its Supervisory Board
16:05 Naviris, the JV between Fincantieri and Naval Group is now fully operational