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THE Alliance blanks 20 sailings as COVID-19 curbs demand

THE Alliance container shipping members have announced significant cuts of 20 sailings over the remainder of this week and the next four weeks in response to a forecasted sharp downturn in demand due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

THE Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Yang Ming have decided to modify its April sailing schedules starting this week (week 14) to week 18 as follows:

Asia and North Europe

Week 15 – FE2 void

Week 16 – FE4 and FP2 EUR void

Week 17 – FE2 and FP2 EUR void

Week 18 – FE3 and FE4 void

Asia and the Mediterranean

Week 15 – MD1 void

Week 16 – MD2 and MD3 void

Week 17 – MD1 void

Week 18 – MD2 void

Transpacific – West Coast

Week 14 – PN4 void

Week 15 – PS5 and PN4 void

Week 16 – PS4 and PS5 void

Week 17 – PS3 (HMM does not participate), PS5, PN3 and PN4 void

Week 18 – PS4, PS5 void

Transpacific – East Coast (via Panama and Suez Canals)

Week 14 – EC3 void

Week 15 – EC3 void

Week 16 – EC3 void

Week 17 – EC3 void

Week 18 – EC3 void

Transatlantic (HMM does not participate)

Week 15 – AL2 and AL5 void

Week 17 – AL1 and AL4 void

In addition to the voyages voided in April, THE Alliance members said they are currently preparing further, structural changes to its 2020 product.

“The adjustments to our services are based on the requirements of the market in the current situation. Despite these changes, we continue to offer a reliable product for our respective customers during this challenging period and do our very best to maintain their supply chains and offering alternatives,” THE Alliance stated.

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