G6 reveals port rotations for Asia-U.S. East Coast
The G6 Alliance, which announced earlier this year that it would expand beyond the Asia-Europe trade lane, has revealed port rotations for six services between East Asia and the U.S. East Coast, starting in May.
According to a press release issued by members of the G6, more than 50 ships with capacities between 4,500 and 8,000 TEUs will deployed on six strings covering about 30 ports in Asia, the U.S. and Canadian east coasts, Central America, Caribbean, Indian Subcontinent, Mediterranean and the Middle East.
Three of the services will transit the Suez Canal, while the other three loops will sail via the Panama Canal.
The G6, which is made up of members of the New World Alliance (APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine, and MOL) and the Grand Alliance (Hapag-Lloyd, NYK, and OOCL), said the total capacity provision of the new service by the G6 Alliance will be similar to what those two alliances offer today.
“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 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 port rotations of the six new G6 Alliance services include:
- AZX (formed through the merger of the Grand Alliance’s AEX and the New World Alliance’s SZX) - Laem Chabang, Singapore, Colombo, (Suez Canal), Damietta, Cagliari, Halifax, New York, Savannah, Norfolk, Cagliari, Damietta, (Suez Canal), Jebel Ali, Singapore, and Laem Chabang.
- SVS (which was formerly a New World Alliance service) - Hong Kong, Yantian, Singapore, (Suez Canal), Algeciras, Norfolk, Savannah, Jacksonville, Charleston, Algeciras, (Suez Canal), Colombo, Singapore, Cai Mep, and Hong Kong.
- CEC (which is a new service) - Hong Kong, Shekou, Yantian, Singapore, (Suez Canal), New York, Norfolk, Charleston, (Suez Canal), Jeddah, Singapore, Cai Mep, and Hong Kong.
- NCE (which is a revision of a Grand Alliance service) - Pusan, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai (Yangshan), (Panama Canal), New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Miami (seasonal), (Panama Canal), and Pusan.
- NYE (which is a revision of the New World Alliance NYX service) - Kaohsiung, Ningbo, Shanghai (Yangshan), Pusan, (Panama Canal), Manzanillo (Panama), Savannah, New York, Norfolk, Jacksonville, Manzanillo (Panama), (Panama Canal), Balboa, Pusan, and Kaohsiung.
- SCE (which is a revision of the Grand Alliance SCE service) - Xiamen, Yantian, Da Chan Bay, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, (Panama Canal), Manzanillo (Panama), Kingston, Savannah, Charleston, Kingston, Manzanillo (Panama), (Panama Canal), and Xiamen.
The Grand Alliance and New World Alliance will also continue to operate one service each outside of the G6 arrangement, carrying cargo between Asia and the U.S. East Coast.
Those are the New World Alliance’s APX service trans-Panama service between Asia and the U.S. East Coast and the Grand Alliance’s PAX, a pendulum service which calls at ports in Asia, the U.S. West Coast and U.S. and Canadian ports on the east coast, and North Europe. They will continue to sail unchanged. - Chris Dupin
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