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CKYH to streamline Asia - North Europe/Med services

Seoul: CKYH Alliance (Coscon, "K" Line, Yang Ming, and Hanjin Shipping) announces it is to 'rationalise' its Asia - North Europe/Mediterranean services effective October 2009, reducing capacity by about 20%. In this way, "the partner carriers will be able to avoid overlapping of similar service loops and reduce duplicate calling ports, thereby improving efficiency of their service," the alliance said in a statement.

Details of the new service structure are as follows:

1. NE1 (North Europe 1)      
Port rotation: Ningbo - Shanghai - Hong Kong - Nansha - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Felixstowe - Antwerp - Singapore - Ningbo. Vessels deployed: 8,500TEU X 8 (Coscon, Hanjin)

2. NE2 (North Europe 2)      
Port rotation: Xiamen - Kaohsiung - Yantian - Singapore - Rotterdam - Felixstowe - Hamburg - Antwerp - Jeddah - Hong Kong - Yantian - Xiamen. Vessels deployed: 7,700TEU/8,000TEU X 8 ("K" Line, Yang Ming)

3. NE3 (North Europe 3)      
Port Rotation: Xingang - Dalian - Qingdao - Ningbo - Yantian - Singapore - Port Said - Rotterdam - Hamburg - Felixstowe - Singapore - Xingang. Vessels deployed: 8,000TEU X 6, 7,700TEU X 3 (Coscon, "K" Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin)

4. NE4 (North Europe 4)
Port Rotation: Kwangyang - Pusan - Ningbo - Shanghai - Singapore - Hamburg - Rotterdam - Le Havre - Port Said - Singapore - Hong Kong - Kwangyang. Vessels deployed: 8,000TEU X 3, 7,700TEU X 5 ("K" Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin)

5. MD1 (Mediterranean 1)   
Port Rotation: Pusan - Shanghai - Ningbo - Yantian - Hong Kong - Singapore - Port Said - Ashdod - Malta - Naples - Genoa - Livorno - Fos - Port Said - Singapore - Pusan. Vessels deployed: 5,000TEU X 8 (Coscon, "K" Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin)

6. MD2 (Mediterranean 2)   
Port Rotation: Shanghai - Ningbo - Xiamen - Kaohsiung - Shekou - Singapore - Port Said - Piraeus - Genoa - La Spezia - Barcelona - Valencia - Singapore - Shanghai. Vessels deployed: 6,000TEU X 8 (Coscon, "K" Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin).  [22/08/09]

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