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  • 2017 December 18 13:54

    THE Alliance to enhance product effective from April 2018

    After a successful first year of cooperation, today the members of THE Alliance announced the details for their enhanced product effective from April 2018. THE Alliance plans to deploy a fleet of more than 250 modern ships in the Asia /Europe, North Atlantic and Trans-Pacific trade lanes including the Middle East and the Arabian Gulf/Red Sea.

    “After one year of cooperation we are proud to say that our services and the network improved significantly“, said the member carriers Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express and Yang Ming in a statement. ”The business is well on track in operational terms and with the delivery of several new big ships we are able to serve our customers even better.” The comprehensive network of 33 services would connect more than 81 major ports throughout Asia, North Europe, the Mediterranean, North America, Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Indian Sub-Continent and the Middle East with fast transit times and a wide range of direct port-port-connections.

    The new product of THE Alliance will feature eight services in the Asia/Europe trade including three services covering the Mediterranean market. 16 joint services will be operated by THE Alliance members on the Trans Pacific trade. Seven loops will serve the North Atlantic trade covering a wide range of North European and Mediterranean ports as well as those in the US, Canada and Mexico and two in Middle East. The base-plan port rotations of the total 33 services will be as follows:

    Asia and North Europe
    FE1:
    Kobe – Nagoya – Shimizu – Tokyo – South East Asia Hub – Jeddah – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Southampton – Le Havre – South East Asia Hub – Kobe
    FE2:
    Xingang – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Hong Kong – South China - South East Asia Hub – Southampton – Le Havre – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Jebel Ali – Hong Kong – Xingang
    FE3:
    Hong Kong – Xiamen – Kaohsiung – South China – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre - London Gateway – South East Asia Hub – Hong Kong
    FE4:
    Pusan – Ningbo – Shanghai – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Southampton – South China – Shanghai - Pusan
    FE5:
    Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – South East Asia Hub – Colombo – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Southampton - Jeddah – Colombo – South East Asia Hub – Laem Chabang

    Asia and the Mediterranean
    MD1:
    Qingdao – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – South China – South East Asia Hub – Damietta – Barcelona – Valencia – Tangier – Damietta – South East Asia Hub – Hong Kong – Qingdao
    MD2:
    Pusan – Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Kaohsiung – South China – South East Asia Hub – Piraeus – Genoa – La Spezia – Fos – Piraeus – South East Asia Hub – Hong Kong – Pusan
    MD3:
    Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – South China – South East Asia Hub – Jeddah – Ashdod – Istanbul (Ambarli) – Izmit – Izmir/Aliaga – Mersin – (Ashdod) – Jeddah – South East Asia Hub – Kaohsiung – Pusan

    Asia and the Middle East
    AGX:
    Pusan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – South China – South East Asia Hub – Jebel Ali – Jubail – Dammam – Abu Dhabi – Jebel Ali – South East Asia Hub – Ningbo – Pusan
    AGX2/CGX:
    Shanghai – Ningbo – Kaohsiung –Xiamen – South China – South East Asia Hub – Jebel Ali – Hamad – Umm Qasar – Jebel Ali – South East Asia Hub – Kaohsiung – Shanghai

    Trans Pacific – West Coast
    PN1:
    Shanghai – Qingdao – Nagoya – Tokyo – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Nagoya – Kobe – Shanghai
    PN2:
    South East Asia Hub – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Kaohsiung – South China – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Kobe – Kaohsiung – South East Asia Hub
    PN3:
    Hong Kong – South China – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Vancouver – Seattle – Pusan – Hong Kong
    PS1:
    Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Sendai – Los Angeles – Oakland – Tokyo – Nagoya – Kobe
    PS2:
    Kobe – Nagoya – Shimizu – Tokyo – Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Kobe
    PS3:
    South East Asia Hub – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Los Angeles – Oakland – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – South China – South East Asia Hub – Nhava Sheva – Pipavav – Colombo – South East Asia Hub
    PS4:
    Hong Kong – South China – Kaohsiung – Keelung –Los Angeles –Oakland – Keelung –Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Hong Kong
    PS5:
    Shanghai – Ningbo –Los Angeles – Oakland – Shanghai
    PS6:
    Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan –Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Qingdao
    PS7:
    Hong Kong – South China – Los Angeles – Oakland – Hong Kong
    PS8:
    Xingang – Qingdao – Shanghai – Pusan –Pacific North West – Los Angeles – Tacoma – Pusan – Kwangyang – Xingang

    Trans Pacific – East Coast (via Panama and Suez)
    EC1:
    Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Tokyo – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – Savannah – Jacksonville – Charleston – Norfolk – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – Los Angeles – Oakland – Tokyo – Kobe – Ningbo
    EC2:
    Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – New York – Boston – Wilmington – Savannah – Charleston – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Pusan – Qingdao
    EC3:
    Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Hong Kong – South China – Shanghai – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – Savannah – Jacksonville – Norfolk – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – Pusan – Kaohsiung
    EC4:
    Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – South China – Cai Mep – South East Asia Hub – (Suez Canal) – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Charleston – New York – (Suez Canal) – South East Asia Hub – Kaohsiung
    EC5:
    Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – South East Asia Hub – Colombo – (Suez Canal) – Halifax – New York – Savannah – Jacksonville – Norfolk – Halifax – (Suez Canal) –Jebel Ali – South East Asia Hub – Laem Chabang

    Trans Atlantic
    AL1:
    Rotterdam – Bremerhaven – Antwerp – London Gateway – Norfolk – Philadelphia – New York – Halifax – Rotterdam
    AL2:
    London Gateway – Le Havre – Rotterdam – Bremerhaven – New York – Charleston – Savannah – London Gateway
    AL3:
    Antwerp – Bremerhaven – London Gateway – Charleston – Port Everglades – Houston – Savannah – Norfolk – Antwerp
    AL4:
    London Gateway – Antwerp – Bremerhaven – Le Havre – Veracruz – Altamira – Houston – New Orleans – London Gateway
    AL5:
    Southampton – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Savannah – Cartagena – Puerto Quetzal – Long Beach – Oakland – Tacoma – Vancouver – Oakland –Long Beach – Balboa – Cartagena – Caucedo – Savannah – Southampton
    AL6:
    Salerno – Livorno – La Spezia – Genoa – Fos – New York – Baltimore – Norfolk – Savanah – Salerno
    AL7:
    Barcelona – Valencia – Algeciras – Halifax – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Valencia – Tarragona

    The service network of THE Alliance is expected to cover more than 19 ports in Asia including seven Chinese and five Japanese ports with direct calls as well as 21 ports in the US and Canada, seven North European and 17 Mediterranean ports, seven ports in the Middle East and Red Sea, three Indian Sub-Continent ports, and seven ports in Central America/Caribbean.

    Through this robust network, THE Alliance will offer a superior, reliable, efficient, and wide ranging product suite to shippers in the East/West lanes. The partners of THE Alliance will keep the market informed about further steps and the final, more precise service rotations and terminal selection.

    As of April 1st 2018 the three Japanese members of THE Alliance; MOL, NYK, and K-Line will combine their container operations into Ocean Network Express (ONE). ONE will continue to be a core member of the streamlined THE Alliance partnership along with Hapag Lloyd and Yang Ming.




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