Tokyo 9 March 2017 – THE Alliance announced its final network after all needed preparations have been finalized. The product starting from April 2017 features fast transit times, a comprehensive port coverage and deployment of modern and most efficient ships. This is thanks to the “best ship for the loop principle” and a dedicated shuttle service design. More than 240 ships will be deployed in 32 services connecting over 75 major ports throughout Asia, North Europe, the Mediterranean, North America, Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Indian Sub Continent and the Middle East with a wide range of direct port-port-connections.

The final port rotations of the total 32 services will be as follows:

 

Asia and North Europe

FE1:

Kobe – Nagoya – Shimizu – Tokyo – Singapore – Jeddah – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Southampton – Le Havre – Singapore – Kobe

 

FE2:

Xingang – Dalian – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Hong Kong – Yantian – Singapore – Tangier – Southampton – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Le Havre – Tangier – Jebel Ali – Hong Kong – Qingdao – Xingang

 

FE3:

Hong Kong – Xiamen – Kaohsiung – Yantian – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – London Gateway – Piraeus – Singapore – Hong Kong

 

FE4:

Busan – Ningbo – Shanghai – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Southampton – Shekou – Yantian – Busan

 

FE5:

Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Singapore – Colombo – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – London Gateway – Jeddah – Colombo – Singapore – Laem Chabang

 

 

Asia and the Mediterranean

 

MD1:

Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Singapore – Damietta – Barcelona –

Valencia – Fos – Genoa – Damietta – Singapore – Shekou – Qingdao

 

MD2:

Busan – Ningbo – Shanghai – Kaohsiung – Yantian  – Singapore – Jeddah –Genoa –

La Spezia – Barcelona – Valencia – Singapore – Hong Kong – Busan

 

MD3:

Busan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Singapore – Jeddah – Ashdod – Piraeus – Istanbul (Ambarli) – Izmir/Aliaga – Mersin – Jeddah – Singapore – Kaohsiung – Busan

 

 

Asia and the Middle East

 

AGX:

Busan – Qingdao – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Jebel Ali – Dammam – Jubail – Abu Dhabi –  Port Kelang – Singapore – Ningbo – Busan

 

 

Trans Pacific – West Coast

 

PN1:

Qingdao – Shanghai – Nagoya – Tokyo – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Nagoya –

Kobe – Qingdao

 

PN2:

Singapore – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Kaohsiung – Yantian – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Kobe – Kaohsiung – Singapore

 

PN3:

Hong Kong – Yantian – Ningbo – Shanghai – Busan – Vancouver – Seattle – Busan – Hong Kong

 

PS1:

Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Sendai – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo –

Nagoya – Kobe

 

PS2:

Kobe – Nagoya – Shimizu – Tokyo – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland –Tokyo – Kobe

 

PS3:

Singapore – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Hong Kong – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland –– Tokyo – Hong Kong – Singapore

 

PS4:

Hong Kong – Yantian – Kaohsiung –  Keelung – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Keelung – Kaohsiung – Da Chan Bay – Hong Kong

 

PS5:

Shanghai – Ningbo – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Shanghai

 

PS6:

Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Busan – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Busan – Qingdao

 

PS7:

Xiamen – Hong Kong – Yantian – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Xiamen

 

PS8:

Dalian – Xingang – Qingdao – Busan – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Busan – Kwangyang – Dalian

 

 

Trans Pacific – East Coast (via Panama and Suez)

 

EC1:

Ningbo – Shanghai – Busan – Tokyo – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – Savannah – Jacksonville – Charleston – Norfolk – Miami (Seasonal) – Manzanillo –

(Panama Canal) – Balboa – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Kobe – Ningbo

 

EC2:

Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Busan – (Panama Canal) – New York – Boston – Wilmington – Savannah – (Panama Canal) – Busan – Qingdao

 

EC3:

Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Hong Kong – Yantian – Shanghai – (Panama Canal) –

Savannah – Norfolk – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – Busan – Kaohsiung

 

EC4:

Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Yantian – Cai Mep – Singapore – (Suez Canal) – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Jacksonville – Charleston – (Suez Canal) – Singapore – Kaohsiung

 

EC5:

Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Singapore – Colombo – (Suez Canal) – Halifax –

New York – Savannah – Norfolk – Halifax – (Suez Canal) – Jebel Ali – Singapore –

Laem Chabang

 

 

Trans Atlantic

 

AL1:

Bremerhaven – Antwerp – London Gateway – Norfolk – Philadelphia – New York – Halifax – Bremerhaven

 

AL2:

London Gateway – Le Havre – Rotterdam – Bremerhaven – New York – Charleston – London Gateway

 

AL3:

Antwerp – Bremerhaven – Southampton – Charleston – Savannah – Port Everglades – Houston – Savannah – Norfolk – Antwerp

 

AL4:

Southampton – Antwerp – Bremerhaven – Le Havre – Veracruz – Altamira – Houston – New Orleans – Mobile – Southampton

 

AL5:

Southampton – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Le Havre – Savannah –

Cartagena – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Seattle/Tacoma – Vancouver – Oakland – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Balboa – Cartagena – Caucedo – Savannah – Southampton

 

AL6:

Salerno – Livorno – La Spezia – Genoa – Fos – Halifax – New York – Norfolk –

Savannah – Salerno

 

AL7:

Barcelona – Tarragona – Valencia – Algeciras – Halifax – New York – Norfolk –

Savannah – Valencia – Tarragona – Barcelona

 

Through this robust network, THE Alliance will offer a superior, reliable, efficient, and wide ranging product suite to shippers in the East/West lanes. The partners of THE Alliance will keep monitoring customers’ demand and will react to markets if needed.

 

Furthermore, the members of THE Alliance announced today a new and unique contingency plan in the unlikely event a member of THE Alliance suffers a bankruptcy. The five member lines will establish an independent trustee to manage funds to be used in the case there is insolvency within the group. It is envisioned that the fund will be used to continue alliance operations in the event of insolvency of one or more member lines. The independent Trust fund will guarantee that customers’ cargo on board of the affected members’ ships will be carried to the port of destination. “Customers’ reaction to the incident last summer showed a clear demand for such a safety net and the partners of THE Alliance are proud to present the first contingency plan of its kind in liner shipping”, said the member carriers Hapag-Lloyd, “K”Line, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Yang Ming in a statement.

 

For further information, please contact:

Public Relations Office

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

TEL:03-3587-7015/FAX:03-3587-7705/EMAIL:pblmo@molgroup.com