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THE Alliance announces schedule adjustments for Jul, Aug & Sept

June 9, 2020: The members of one of the three largest shipping alliances THE Alliance announced adjustments in the schedules for July, August and September for the Asia – North Europe trade and July for the remaining trades, to match market demand in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Changes impact several trades, but especially Asia %u2013 North Europe trade.
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Changes impact several trades, but especially Asia %u2013 North Europe trade.

June 9, 2020: The members of one of the three largest shipping alliances THE Alliance announced adjustments in the schedules for July, August and September for the Asia – North Europe trade and July for the remaining trades, to match market demand in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The members of THE Alliance are Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express, Yang Ming and Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM).

Asia and North Europe
FE4 will remain merged with FE2 until the end of September 2020.
FE2 will continue to run combined rotation with eastbound routing via Cape of Good Hope as follows:

Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Singapore – (Suez) – Rotterdam – Southampton – Le Havre – Hamburg – Rotterdam – (Cape of Good Hope) – Singapore – Pusan

FE3 will extend to cover direct calling at Central China ports from July to September as follows:

Ningbo – Shanghai – Xiamen - Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Yantian – (Suez) – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – London Gateway – (Suez) – Jebel Ali – Singapore – Yantian – Hong Kong – Kaohsiung – Ningbo


Asia and the Mediterranean
Week 28 – MD2, MD3 void
Week 29 – MD1 void
Week 31 – MD2, MD3 void


Transpacific – West Coast
Week 27 – PS3, PN3 and PN4 void
Week 28 – PS4 void
Week 29 – PS3, PN3 and PN4 void
Week 30 – PS4 void
Week 31 – PS3, PN3 and PN4 void

PS5 will continue to be suspended for weeks 27 to 31.

Transpacific – East Coast (via Panama and Suez canals)
EC3 will tentatively remain merged with EC1 in July, though this could change.

Asia and Middle East
AG1 will remain merged with AG3 in July under the current AG3 combined service rotation.
AG2 will maintain westbound direct calling at Xiamen in July.


Asia and India
Week 28 – PS3 (India sector) void
Week 30 – PS3 (India sector) void


Transatlantic
Week 26 – AL1, AL4 void
Week 28 – AL1 void
Week 29 – AL4 void
Week 31 – AL1 void

“THE Alliance will continue to closely monitor the latest market situation during the Covid-19 pandemic and provide updates on any necessary service changes. The affected services are expected to resume normal operations once market conditions improve, says the release.


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