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G6 Alliance announces port rotations of new service product for Trans-Pacific trade

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MOLTokyo 18  March 2013 – After  agreeing to expand the successful G6 Alliance to the Trans-Pacific trade earlier  this year, the six member lines announced today the port rotations of their new  comprehensive and competitive service portfolio.

The new  expanded cooperation will start in May with six coordinated services in the  Asia-to-North America East Coast trade. It will deploy more than 50 efficient  vessels with capacities between 4, 500 and 8, 000 TEU to connect about 30 ports in  Asia, United States and Canada East Coast, Central America, Caribbean, Indian  Sub-continent, Mediterranean and the Middle East to form a fast and reliable  service product. Three of the enhanced services will transit the Suez Canal  while the other three loops will sail via the Panama Canal. Compared to the  existing Trans-Pacific service offerings of The New World Alliance and the Grand  Alliance, the total capacity provision of the new service product by the G6  Alliance will be similar.

“The  cooperation enables the six member lines to offer an even more comprehensive and  tightly meshed service network in this key trade with competitive transit times  and increased sailing frequency. Each G6 Alliance member can now offer their  clients a significantly increased range of port calls and numerous weekly  departures, ” the member carriers said in a statement.

The six  new loops in the Asia-to-North America East Coast trade are the result of the  merger and revision of several existing services separately offered by the two  alliances today plus one entirely new service, the CEC. The two services APX  (The New World Alliance) and PAX (Grand Alliance) will not be affected by the  new cooperation and will continue to sail unchanged. The port rotations of the  new G6 Alliance services are as  follows:

AZX Laem Chabang – Singapore – Colombo – (Suez Canal) – Damietta – Cagliari – Halifax –New York – Savannah – Norfolk – Cagliari – Damietta – (Suez Canal) – Jebel Ali – Singapore – Laem Chabang


Hong Kong – Yantian – Singapore – (Suez Canal) – Algeciras – Norfolk – Savannah –Jacksonville – Charleston – Algeciras – (Suez Canal) – Colombo – Singapore – Cai Mep – Hong Kong


Hong Kong – Shekou – Yantian – Singapore – (Suez Canal) – New York – Norfolk –Charleston – (Suez Canal) – Jeddah – Singapore – Cai Mep – Hong  Kong


Pusan – Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai (Yangshan) – (Panama Canal) – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Miami* – (Panama Canal) – Pusan

*seasonal  call


Kaohsiung – Ningbo – Shanghai (Yangshan) – Pusan – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo (Panama) – Savannah – New York – Norfolk – Jacksonville – Manzanillo (Panama) –(Panama Canal) – Balboa – Pusan – Kaohsiung


Xiamen – Yantian – Da Chan Bay – Hong Kong – Kaohsiung – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo  (Panama) – Kingston – Savannah – Charleston – Kingston – Manzanillo (Panama) – (Panama Canal) – Xiamen

The G6  Alliance started in March 2012 to provide competitive service networks in the  Asia-to-Europe trade and will now be expanded to cover the Asia-to-North America  East Coast trade. The members are: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, APL, Hapag-Lloyd,   Hyundai Merchant Marine, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container  Line

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