Upgrade of Panama Canal and seasonal changes in market demand / Introduction of new service NYX

In response to the upgrade of the Panama Canal and seasonal changes in market demand, members of the G6 Alliance yesterday announced new product and service updates for the Asia – North America trade effective this summer.

Enhancements for Asia - North America East Coast services

Effective from Week 23, the G6 Alliance will upgrade the Asia – North America East Coast product with the following details:

Introduction of new service NYX

The G6 Alliance will launch a new service called NYX, focusing on coverage between Central and North China/Korea to the United States East Coast with the following port rotation:

NYX port rotation: Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai (Yangshan) – Busan – Panama Canal – Manzanillo (Panama) – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Manzanillo (Panama) - Panama Canal – Busan – Qingdao

G6 Alliance announces New Product and Service Updates between Asia and North America

Image: Hyundai Merchant Marine

PA1 Enhancement

To provide improved schedule reliability for our network linking Asia to the United States and Europe, the PA1 will be enhanced with the following new port rotation:

New PA1 port rotation: Busan – Shanghai (Yangshan) – Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Vancouver – Tacoma – Oakland – Los Angeles – Panama Canal – Manzanillo (Panama) – New York – Halifax – Southampton – Antwerp – Bremerhaven – Rotterdam – Halifax – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Manzanillo (Panama) – Panama Canal – Los Angeles – Oakland – Yokohama – Busan

PA2 Enhancement

The PA2 port rotation will also be enhanced with an additional call to Shanghai, focusing on coverage between Asia – Mid and South Atlantic connections:

New PA2 port rotation: Tokyo – Kobe – Busan – Shanghai (Yangshan) – Panama Canal – Manzanillo (Panama) – Miami – Savannah – Jacksonville – Charleston – Norfolk – Manzanillo (Panama) – Panama Canal – Balboa – Los Angeles – OaklandTokyo

CEC Enhancement

The CEC coverage will be widened to include port calls at Kaohsiung:

New CEC port rotation: Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Shekou – Yantian – Singapore – Suez Canal – New York – Savannah – Charleston – Norfolk – Suez Canal – Jeddah – Singapore – Vung TauKaohsiung

Port rotations of AZX and SVS will remain unchanged as follows:

AZX: Laem Chabang – Singapore – Colombo – Suez Canal – Damietta – Cagliari – Halifax – New York – Savannah – Norfolk – Halifax – Cagliari – Damietta – Suez Canal – Jebel Ali – Singapore – Laem Chabang

SVS: Hong Kong – Yantian – Vung Tau – Singapore – Suez Canal – Norfolk – Savannah – Jacksonville – Charleston – Cape of Good Hope/Suez Canal – Colombo – Singapore – Hong Kong

As a result of the above enhancements, the current NYE/SCE Combo and NCE services will be suspended.

NYE/SCE Combo service original rotation: Xiamen – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Yantian – Shanghai (Yangshan) – Busan – Panama Canal – Manzanillo (Panama) – Kingston – Savannah – Charleston – New York – Norfolk – Jacksonville – Kingston – Manzanillo (Panama) – Panama Canal – Balboa – Busan – Xiamen

The last sailing will be the Hyundai Dynasty 046E/W with an ETA to Xiamen on June 2, 2016, ETA Savannah 4 Jul 2016.

NCE service original rotation: Busan – Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai (Yangshan) – Panama Canal – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Panama Canal – Busan

The last sailing will be the Hyundai Integral 051E/W with an ETA to Busan on May 29, 2016, ETA New York 2 Jul 2016.

Enhancement for Asia – North America West Coast Services

The G6 Alliance will resume the CC2 service in week 21 with the following port rotation:

CC2 port rotation: Ningbo – Shanghai (Waigaoqiao) – Busan – Long Beach – Ningbo

As a result, the CC4 service will resume its original port rotation as a shuttle service between Central China and the United States West Coast as follows:

CC4 port rotation: Shanghai (Waigaoqiao) – Ningbo – Los Angeles – Oakland – Shanghai (Waigaoqiao)

The G6 Alliance continues to offer a variety of services between Asia and North America covering all major port pairs with weekly sailings, and to make service adjustments where necessary. The G6 Alliance also offers services on the Asia-Europe and Transatlantic trade lanes. The G6 Alliance members are: APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line.

Source: Hapag-Lloyd