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THE Alliance merging services, blanking 28 sailings in May/June

THE Alliance has set out capacity cuts for May and June including the merger of services, suspensions and blanked sailings due to lower demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest cuts by THE Alliance, which comprises Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Yang Ming, follow on from 20 blanked sailings in April.

An announcement by ONE said that the FE2 and FE4 Asia – North Europe services would be merged for weeks 19 – 26 to become FE2 with North Europe ports on the service subject berth window availability.

On the transpacific the PS5 loop would be suspended for weeks 19 – 26, and on the transpacific – East Coast route via Suez and Panama Canals the EC3 service would remain merged with EC1.

A total of 28 services will be blanked on the Asia – Med and transpacific trades during in the two month period and these are listed below this article.

On the Asia – Middle East trade the AG1 and AG3 loops will be combined between weeks 19 and 26 with a rotation of: Qingdao – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Kaohsiung – Shekou – Singapore – Jebel Ali – Dammam – Hamad – Jubail – Abu Dhabi – Sohar – Port Kelang – Singapore – Hong Kong – Qingdao.

Meanwhile a call in Xiamen will be added to the westbound leg of the AG2 loop.

“Despite the above-mentioned adjustments, the members of THE Alliance are committed to deliver reliable services to our respective customers and provide alternative solutions to keep supply chains moving. The affected services are expected to resume normal operation dependent on market conditions,” the lines said.

Blanked sailings –

Asia and the Mediterranean

Week 19 – MD1 and MD3 void

Week 20 – MD2 void

Week 21 – MD1 void

Week 22 – MD2 and MD3 void

Week 23 – MD1 void

Week 24 – MD2 and MD3 void

Week 25 – MD1 void

Week 26 – MD2 void

Transpacific – West Coast

Week 19 – PS3, PN3 and PN4 void

Week 20 – PS4 void

Week 21 – PS3, PN3 and PN4 void

Week 22 – PS4 void

Week 23 – PS3, PN3 and PN4 void

Week 24 – PS4 void

Week 25 – PS3, PN3 and PN4 void

Week 26 – PS4 void


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