The members of THE Alliance, Hapag-Llloyd, Yang Ming, ONE and HMM, have updated the latest service adjustments in October.
This is a result of the demand changes in the global shipping market amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and the Chinese Golden Week holidays in early October, which have forced the largest shipping carriers to withdraw several sailings.
Asia and North Europe
FP1/FP2 will maintain their weekly sailings in October.
FE2/FE3 will maintain current rotation and their weekly sailings in October except for the following weeks:
Week 40 – FE2 void
Week 41 – FE3 void
For FE4, despite its temporary suspension, THE Alliance has deployed an Extra Loader Program as a substitute to cope with the market demand since Week 30. It will be voided on Week 40 & Week 41 and resume its sailings in Week 42 to Week 45 in October.
Asia and the Mediterranean
MD1/MD2/MD3 will maintain their weekly sailings in October except for the following weeks:
Week 41 – MD1, MD2 and MD3 void
Week 44 – MD1 void
Week 45 – MD2 and MD3 void
Transpacific – West Coast
All PSW and PNW loops will be reinstated in October except for the following weeks:
Week 41 – PS4, PS8, PN3 and PN4 void
Week 42 – PS6 void
Transpacific – East Coast (via Panama and Suez Canals)
USEC loops will maintain their weekly sailings in October except for the following weeks:
Week 40 – EC3 void
Week 41 – EC2 and EC3 void
Week 43 – EC3 void
Asia, Middle East, and Red Sea
Week 40 – AG3 and AR1 void
Week 41 – AG2 void
AG1 will remain merged with AG3.
Week 41 – AL1 void
Week 43 – AL1 and AL4 void
THE Alliance said that throughout the virus outbreak, it has acted swiftly and spontaneously to keep supply chains moving.