Marine Link
Monday, September 26, 2016

Changes to Grand Alliance Service

February 2, 2009

The member lines of the Grand Alliance, Hapag-Lloyd, MISC Berhad, NYK and OOCL, have decided to suspend their EU5 Service between Europe and Asia with immediate effect. The weekly service has been operated by eight vessels with an average capacity of 3,300 TEU. Ports of call have been Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Singapore, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Southampton, Singapore and back to Shanghai with a round voyage time of 56 days. The suspension is preliminary fixed until June 2009.

This service change is in response to the global economic slowdown that has led to reduced customer demand. However, the Grand Alliance is still offering a variety of services between Europe and the Far East covering all major port pairs with weekly sailings. Customers currently using the EU5 service have several alternative options, as the mentioned ports are amongst others covered by EU3 and EU4.

The Grand Alliance, formed in 1998, is an integrated consortium in global container shipping.

(www.hapag-lloyd.com)



Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Sep 2016 - Maritime & Ship Security

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News