• 2020 January 16 13:02

    THE Alliance unveils expanded service network for 2020

    The members of THE Alliance, Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express, and Yang Ming welcome Hyundai Merchant Marine as a new core member of THE Alliance, Yang Ming said in its release. With the FMC acceptance of HMM membership, THE Alliance offers an attractive upgraded product package and it will be launched around April 1st, 2020. Based on the existing comprehensive network of THE Alliance, the newly enhanced product package will offer increasing frequency particularly from South East Asia, as well as new direct port coverage and improved transit times.

    The upgraded service package includes:

    A new pendulum service replacing the existing Asia-Europe FE5 and Transpacific PS7 services with a new highly efficient design. This new service, to be further named, will be operated by 18 modern 14000+ TEU ships and provides added weekly Transpacific coverage between South East Asia and Southern California, thereby expanding the number of services directly covering this lane to three, in addition to FP1 and PS3.

    A modified PS3 will offer new direct coverage of Haiphong creating more value and choice for the customers.

    Further to the enhanced Transpacific coverage of South East Asia, a new Transpacific loop, PS8, focusing on Central China and Korea (including new coverage of Incheon) will be inaugurated around 1st April 2020.

    For Asia and North Europe, the group will deploy two efficient 20,000+ TEU vessel services in a newly revised FE2 and FE4 design which will bring economies of scale and positive environmental benefits.
    THE Alliance outlined its enhanced service network as follows:

    Asia and North Europe

    FP1 – From TPWC – Shimizu – Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Singapore – (Suez Canal) – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Le Havre – (Suez Canal) – Singapore – Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – To TPWC

    FE2 – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Singapore – (Suez Canal) – Southampton – Le Havre – Hamburg – Rotterdam – (Suez Canal) – Port Kelang – Pusan

    FE3 – Hong Kong – Xiamen – Kaohsiung – Yantian – (Suez Canal) – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Southampton – (Suez Canal) – Jebel Ali – Singapore – Yantian – Hong Kong

    FE4 – Qingdao – Pusan – Ningbo – Shanghai – Yantian – (Suez Canal) – Algeciras – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – London Gateway – Algeciras – (Suez Canal) – Singapore – Qingdao

    FE5 – From TPWC – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Singapore – Colombo – (Suez Canal) – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Southampton – (Suez Canal) – Jeddah – Singapore – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Hong Kong – Yantian – To TPWC
    Asia and the Mediterranean

    MD1 – Qingdao – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – SPRC – Singapore – Jeddah – (Suez Canal) – Damietta – Barcelona – Valencia – Tangier – Genoa – Damietta – (Suez Canal) – Jeddah – Singapore – SPRC – Qingdao

    MD2 – Pusan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Kaohsiung – SPRC – Singapore – (Suez Canal) – Piraeus – Genoa – La Spezia – Fos – Genoa – Piraeus – (Suez Canal) – Singapore – SPRC – Pusan

    MD3 – Pusan – Ningbo – Shanghai – SPRC – Singapore – Jeddah – (Suez Canal) – Ashdod – Istanbul – Izmit – Aliaga – Mersin – Ashdod – (Suez Canal) – Jeddah – Singapore – Kaohsiung – Pusan

    Asia and the Middle East / Red Sea

    THE Alliance will provide more details of 3 Asia – Middle East products in a subsequent PR. Full rotation will also be included in the next PR.

    AR1* – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Port Kelang – Jeddah – Aqaba – Sokhna – Jeddah – Singapore – Pusan
    *HMM will not participate on the AR1

    Transpacific – West Coast

    PN1 – Xiamen – Kaohsiung – Ningbo – Nagoya – Tokyo – PNW – Tokyo – Kobe – Nagoya – Xiamen
    PN2 – Singapore – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Haiphong – Yantian – PNW – Tokyo – Kobe – Singapore
    PN3 – Hong Kong – Yantian – Shanghai – Pusan – PNW – Pusan – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong
    PN4 – Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Prince Rupert – PNW – Pusan – Kwangyang – Qingdao
    FP1 – From Europe – Singapore – Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – LA/LB – Oakland – Tokyo – Shimizu – Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Singapore – To Europe
    PS3 – Nhava Sheva – Pipavav – Colombo – Port Kelang – Singapore – Cai Mep – Haiphong – LA/LB – Oakland – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Port Kelang – Nhava Sheva
    PS4 – Xiamen – Yantian – Kaohsiung – Keelung – LA/LB – Oakland – Keelung – Kaohsiung – Xiamen
    PS5 – Shanghai – Ningbo – LA/LB – Pusan – Shanghai
    PS6 – Qingdao – Ningbo – Pusan – LA/LB – Oakland – Kobe – Qingdao
    PS7 – From Europe – Jeddah – Singapore – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Hong Kong – Yantian – LA/LB – Oakland – Japan – Hong Kong – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Singapore – Colombo – To Europe
    PS8 – Shanghai – Kwangyang – Pusan – LA/LB – Oakland – Pusan – Kwangyang – Incheon – Shanghai
    Transpacific – East Coast (via Panama and Suez Canals)
    EC1 – Xiamen – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Yantian – Pusan – Tokyo – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – Savannah – Jacksonville – Charleston – Norfolk – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Panama Pacific Call – Tokyo – Kobe – Xiamen
    EC2 – Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – (Panama Canal) – Caribbean hub – New York – Wilmington – Savannah – Charleston – Caribbean hub – (Panama Canal) – Pusan – Qingdao
    EC3 – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – (Panama Canal) – Caribbean hub – Savannah – Norfolk – Charleston – Caribbean hub – (Panama Canal) – Panama Pacific Call – Pusan – Ningbo
    EC4 – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Yantian – Cai Mep – Singapore – (Suez Canal) – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Charleston – New York – (Suez Canal) – Singapore – Kaohsiung
    EC5 – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Singapore – Port Kelang – Colombo – (Suez Canal) – Halifax – New York – Savannah – Jacksonville – Norfolk – Halifax – (Suez Canal) – Jebel Ali – Singapore – Laem Chabang

    Transatlantic*
    AL1 – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – London Gateway – Norfolk – Philadelphia – New York – Halifax – Rotterdam
    AL2 – Le Havre – London Gateway – Rotterdam – Hamburg – New York – Charleston – Savannah – Le Havre
    AL3 – Antwerp – Hamburg – London Gateway – Charleston – Port Everglades – Houston – Savannah – Norfolk – Antwerp
    AL4 – London Gateway – Antwerp – Hamburg – Le Havre – Veracruz – Altamira – Houston – New Orleans – London Gateway
    AL5 – Southampton – Le Havre – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Savannah – Cartagena – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – LA/LB – Oakland – Seattle – Vancouver – Oakland – LA/LB – Balboa – (Panama Canal) – Cartagena – Caucedo – Savannah – Southampton
    *HMM will not participate on the Atlantic Trade

    The newly upgraded service network which is expected to commence from around April 1st, 2020 will offer the respective clients better choices with much broader coverage and improved service frequency. THE Alliance will continue to bring innovative product solutions to the East/West Trades.

    THE Alliance members will continue to provide updates on the upcoming product changes as we approach the new service launch.


2020 January 24

18:07 Port of Hamburg not expecting reduction in container throughput caused by liner service changes announced by Ocean Alliance and Maersk
17:42 First ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation in the Port of Rostock
17:40 Engineering troops to develop a plant for desalination of water in the Arctic
17:16 Gasum completes 200th ship-to-ship LNG bunkering
16:52 Carnival Mardi Gras floated out at Meyer Turku shipyard
16:51 Former COO of Stanlow refinery: “The first step of the digitalization is underway”
16:27 Tallink’s vessel Silja Europa to be renewed at Turku Repair Yard in Naantali, Finland
16:04 United Heavy Lift GmbH Hamburg takes over a modern Heavy Lift fleet of nine eco-friendly F900 newbuildings
16:03 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from West Med, Adriatic, Black Sea and East Med to Far East, Middle East Gulf and Red Sea
15:32 First Deputy PM Andrey Belousov held meeting with senior executives of RF Transport Ministry
15:03 Dublin Port Company christens its new Pilot Boat, DPC Tolka
14:30 Sergey Sapegin takes the helm of Kaliningrad Railway
14:03 The Grande Houston delivered to the Grimaldi Group
13:25 Port of Guayaquil inaugurates deepened maritime access channel
12:58 Bunker prices are table at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
12:01 CMA CGM announces PSS for reefer exports from Ecuador to Europe, Baltic, Mediterranean, Middle East & Asia
11:00 MAN Energy Solutions wins contract to supply the main propulsion engines for two patrol vessels
10:33 The ShipFC project to convert offshore vessel to run on ammonia-powered fuel cell
10:22 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Jan 24
09:31 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.35% to $62.26, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.4% to $55.81
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is down to 576 points

2020 January 23

19:00 Chembulk Tankers announces management changes
18:27 KOTUG provides salvage assistance to MV EM-OINOUSSES
18:07 Ocean Installer awarded contract with Dana Petroleum
17:42 Almost 290 cruise liners will call at Ports of Stockholm in 2020
17:37 NYK-operated coal carrier Sunshine Pride enters service for Joban Joint Power
17:19 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) in 2019 fell by 2% to 14.42 million tonnes (table)
16:48 Draft Strategy for Development of Russia’s Arctic Zone to be ready by 20 March 2020
16:05 The AUTOSHIP project receives funding of almost Euro 20.1 mln
15:21 probunkers signs LOI with Hyundai for the construction of two LNG bunker vessels
15:16 Perspectives for containers and ro-ro market discussed in Berlin
14:40 New intermodal train connection arranged from Luxembourg
13:37 Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg spent RUB 11 million under its social and charity programmes in 2019
13:03 Global Ports Group to renew handling equipment
12:29 Russia's Main Department of State Expertise approves reconstruction at the port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
12:05 Port of Long Beach moves more than 7.6 million TEU in 2019
11:48 Croatian DIV Group in process to take-over Kleven Verft
11:00 Austal awarded A$15.5m contract for a 41 metre high speed catamaran ferry for SGTM Mauritius
10:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Jan 23
10:27 ABS marks record-setting three years without a work-related lost time injury
10:25 IBIA: IMO 2020 preparations pay off
10:03 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.4% to $64.33, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.48% to $58.1
09:46 TransContainer dispatched test train with hazardous cargo in reefers from Korea to Poland
09:24 Baltic Dry Index is down to 623 points
09:08 Swissterminal and DP World enter strategic partnership
08:36 CMA CGM introduces NETWORKING INTERMEDIATION SERVICES

2020 January 22

18:37 BunkerTrace secures first commercial partnership with Marfin Management
18:07 MAN Cryo to supply icebreaking RoRos with fuel gas supply system
17:45 Throughput of Chinese sea and river ports in 2019 grew by 5.7% YoY to 13.95 billion tonnes
17:20 Ships of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet approached the Strait of Tunis
17:06 Boluda Towage Europe introduces 1st retrofit of conventional tug complying with IMO TIER III Standards in Zeebrugge
16:56 Russian-Japanese anti-piracy exercise successfully completed in the Arabian sea
16:05 European shipping industry urges the revival of Operation Sophia
15:38 Marubeni and Klaveness join forces to create the world’s leading dry bulk Panamax pool
15:23 IMO Secretary-General calls for renewed cooperation at Davos forum
14:57 Positive steps for Somalia’s maritime sector
13:40 Medium sized sea tanker Akademik Pashin entered service with the Baltic Fleet
12:52 Bunker prices are slightly down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
12:29 Nonius Engineering supports 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
11:44 NIBULON’s fleet transported a record number of cargoes by Ukrainian rivers in 2019