The Alliance unveils enhanced service network for 2019

The forthcoming THE Alliance products of 29 services will cover 76 ports in Asia, Europe including Mediterranean, North and Central America, the Middle East, Red Sea and Indian Subcontinent // Deployment of over 249 efficient container ships with expanded capacity, offering improved service coverage, comprehensive port connections and rapid transit times

Members of THE Alliance, Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express, and Yang Ming announced the details of their revamped service network for 2019. THE Alliance will deploy a fleet of more than 249 modern ships connecting 76 ports throughout Asia, North Europe, the Mediterranean, North America, Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and Red Sea.

The major enhancement of THE Alliance product includes a newly designed pendulum service, to replace Far East Europe 1 service (FE1), Pacific Southwest 1 service (PS1) and Pacific Southwest 2 service (PS2), and a new Pacific Northwest 4 service (PN4), offering a wider range of direct calls across North America West Coast, Europe and Asia. The launch of PN4 service will provide more efficient and comprehensive links between Asia and PNW. Moving forward, a necessary capacity upgrade to the existing Asia-Europe network and overall optimized port-pair connections will be implemented to accommodate customers’ needs of greater reliability and stability in service quality.

THE Alliance outlined its enhanced service network as follows:

Asia and North Europe

FE1: From TPWC – Tokyo – Shimizu – Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Singapore – (Suez Canal) – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Southampton – Le Havre – (Suez Canal) – Singapore – Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – to TPWC

FE2: Pusan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Hong Kong – Yantian – Singapore – (Suez Canal) – Southampton – Hamburg – Rotterdam – (Suez Canal) – Jebel Ali – Singapore – Pusan

FE3: Hong Kong – Xiamen – Kaohsiung – Yantian – (Suez Canal) – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – London Gateway – (Suez Canal) – Singapore – Hong Kong

FE4: Ningbo – Shanghai – (Suez Canal) – Le Havre – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Southampton – (Suez Canal) – Yantian – Ningbo

FE5: Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Singapore – Colombo – (Suez Canal) – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Southampton – (Suez Canal) – Jeddah – Colombo – Singapore – Laem Chabang

Asia and the Mediterranean

MD1: Qingdao – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – South China – Singapore – Jeddah – (Suez Canal) – Damietta – Barcelona – Valencia – Tangier – Genoa – Damietta – (Suez Canal) – Jeddah – Singapore – Hong Kong – Qingdao

MD2: Pusan – Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Kaohsiung – South China – Singapore – (Suez Canal) – Piraeus – La Spezia – Genoa – Fos – Piraeus – (Suez Canal) – Singapore – Hong Kong – Pusan

MD3: Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – South China – Singapore – Jeddah – (Suez Canal) – Ashdod – Istanbul – Izmit – Aliaga – Mersin – (Suez Canal) – Jeddah – Singapore – Kaohsiung – Pusan Asia and the Middle East / Red Sea

AG2: Shanghai – Ningbo – Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Shekou – Port Kelang – Jebel Ali – Hamad – Umm Qasar – Hamad – Jebel Ali – Port Kelang – Kaohsiung – Shanghai

AR1: Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Port Kelang – Jeddah – Aqaba – Sokhna – Jeddah – Singapore – Pusan

Trans Pacific – West Coast

PN1: Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Pusan – Prince Rupert – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Kobe – Qingdao

PN2: Singapore – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Haiphong – Yantian – Tacoma – Vancouver – Kaohsiung – Singapore

PN3: Hong Kong – Yantian – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Vancouver – Seattle – Pusan – Kwangyang – Hong Kong

PN4: Xiamen – Kaohsiung – Nagoya – Tokyo – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Nagoya – Kobe – Xiamen

PS1: From Europe – Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Shimizu – Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Singapore – to Europe

PS3: Nhava Sheva – Pipavav – Colombo – Port Kelang – Singapore – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Port Kelang – Nhava Sheva

PS4: Hong Kong – Yantian – Kaohsiung – Keelung – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Keelung – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong

PS5: Shanghai – Pusan – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Pusan – Shanghai

PS6: Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Qingdao

PS7: Xiamen – Hong Kong – Yantian – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Kobe – Xiamen

Trans Pacific – East Coast (via Panama Canal and Suez Canal)

EC1: Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Tokyo – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – Savannah – Jacksonville – Charleston – Norfolk – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – Tokyo – Kobe – Ningbo

EC2: Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – New York – Boston – Wilmington – Savannah – Charleston – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Pusan – Qingdao

EC3: Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Hong Kong – Yantian – Shanghai – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – Savannah – Jacksonville – Norfolk – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – Pusan – Kaohsiung

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 – Colombo – (Suez Canal) – Halifax – New York – Savannah – Jacksonville – Norfolk – Halifax – (Suez Canal) – Jebel Ali – Singapore – Laem Chabang

EC1: Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Tokyo – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – Savannah – Jacksonville – Charleston – Norfolk – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – Tokyo – Kobe – Ningbo

EC2: Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – New York – Boston – Wilmington – Savannah – Charleston – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Pusan – Qingdao

EC3: Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Hong Kong – Yantian – Shanghai – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – Savannah – Jacksonville – Norfolk – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – Pusan – Kaohsiung

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 – Colombo – (Suez Canal) – Halifax – New York – Savannah – Jacksonville – Norfolk – Halifax – (Suez Canal) – Jebel Ali – Singapore – Laem Chabang

Trans Atlantic

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 – Tuxpan(HLC & ONE only) – Veracruz – Altamira – Houston – New Orleans – London Gateway

AL5: Southhampton – Le Havre – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Savannah – Cartagena – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Seattle – Vancouver – Oakland – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Balboa – (Panama Canal) – Cartagena – Caucedo – Savannah – Southampton

The strengthened service network is scheduled to launch in 2019, subject to necessary regulatory approvals. With the upgraded service network, THE Alliance is expected to create more excellent, reliable, efficient, and effective services in the East/West lanes. The partners of THE Alliance will keep the market informed about further steps and the final, more precise service rotations and terminal selections.

About Hapag-Lloyd
With a fleet of 222 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 1.6 million TEU, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world's leading liner shipping companies. The Company has around 12,000 employees and 394 offices in 127 countries. Hapag-Lloyd has a container capacity of approximately 2.6 million TEU – including one of the largest and most modern fleets of reefer containers. A total of 120 liner services worldwide ensure fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports on all the continents. Hapag-Lloyd is one of the leading operators in the Transatlantic, Middle East, Latin America and Intra-America trades.

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