G6 Alliance Announces Port Rotations

Posted by Michelle Howard
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Members of the G6 Alliance  released details on port rotations for the proposed service expansion to the Asia-North America West Coast and Trans-Atlantic trade lanes, announced in early December last year. Subject to the completion of regulatory review process, the 17 services are scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2014.

“The G6 Alliance monitors market developments closely and is continuously seeking opportunities to improve our service offerings,” member carriers said in a statement. “With the introduction of the Asia – North America West Coast and Trans-Atlantic services, the G6 Alliance will further strengthen its position to meet shippers’ demand for more comprehensive, seamless and efficient services with competitive transit times. Further, each of the G6 Alliance members will be able to offer its customers significantly improved port-pair connections compared to their previous products.”

The G6 Alliance was formed in late 2011 and began operation in March 2012 in the Asia – Europe and Mediterranean trade lanes. The cooperation expanded to the Asia – North America East Coast trade lane in May 2013. With the proposed expansion, the G6 Alliance will provide a network covering all three major East-West trade lanes, operating a total of 29 services. The G6 Alliance members will continue to market these services individually as they do today.


The G6 Alliance members are: APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line.

The port rotations are as follows:
Asia – North America West Coast (12 services):
SE1 (South East Asia 1)
Singapore – Chiwan/Shekou – Kaohsiung – Los Angeles – (Manzanillo/Mexico* – Lazaro Cardenas*) – Los Angeles – Yokohama – Kaohsiung – Singapore      
*only APL and Hapag-Lloyd are participating in these calls
SE2 (South East Asia 2)
Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Hong Kong – Los Angeles – Oakland – Hong Kong – Laem Chabang
SE3 (South East Asia 3)
Port Klang – Singapore – Laem Chabang – Yantian – Los Angeles – Oakland – Pusan – Shanghai (Waigaoqiao) – Ningbo – Yantian – Singapore
SC1 (South China 1)
Xiamen – Chiwan/Shekou – Yantian – Los Angeles – Oakland – Kaohsiung – Xiamen
SC2 (South China 2)
Dachan Bay – Hong Kong – Yantian – Kaohsiung – Los Angeles – Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Hong Kong – Dachan Bay
CC1 (Central China 1)
Shanghai (Waigaoqiao) – Kwangyang – Pusan – Los Angeles – Oakland – Pusan – Kwangyang – Shanghai
CC2 (Central China 2)
Ningbo – Shanghai (Waigaoqiao) – Los Angeles – Ningbo
CC3 (Central China 3)
Qingdao – Xingang – Pusan – Yokohama – Los Angeles – Oakland – (Dutch Harbor*) – Yokohama – Pusan – (Naha*) - Qingdao
*only APL is participating in these calls
CC4 (Central China 4)
Shanghai (Waigaoqiao) – Ningbo – Los Angeles – Oakland – Shanghai
NP1 (North Pacific 1)
Singapore – Laem Chabang – Dachan Bay – Hong Kong – Yantian – Vancouver – Tacoma – Seattle – Pusan – Kaohsiung – Singapore
NP2 (North Pacific 2)
Hong Kong – Yantian – Kaohsiung – Shanghai* – Pusan – Tacoma – Seattle – Vancouver – Yokohama – Pusan – Kwangyang – Hong Kong
*terminal to be confirmed
NP3 (North Pacific 3)
Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai (Yangshan) – Pusan – Vancouver – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Nagoya – Kobe – Qingdao
Trans-Atlantic (5 services):
AX1 (Atlantic Express 1)
UK port* – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Le Havre – New York – Norfolk – UK port*
*terminal to be confirmed
AX2 (Atlantic Express 2)
Southampton – Antwerp – Bremerhaven – Le Havre – Veracruz – Altamira – Houston – New Orleans – Charleston – Southampton
AX3 (Atlantic Express 3)
Antwerp – Bremerhaven – Southampton – Charleston – Port Everglades – Houston – Savannah – Norfolk – Antwerp
PA1 (Pacific Atlantic 1)
Shanghai* – Pusan – Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Tacoma – Vancouver – Oakland – Los Angeles – Balboa** – Panama Canal – Manzanillo/Panama – Savannah – Norfolk – New York – Halifax – Southampton – Antwerp – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Halifax – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Manzanillo/Panama – Panama Canal – Los Angeles – Oakland – Yokohama – Shanghai
*terminal to be confirmed / **to be confirmed
PA2 (Pacific Atlantic 2)
Kaohsiung – Pusan – Kobe – Tokyo – Balboa – Panama Canal – Manzanillo/Panama – Miami – Jacksonville – Savannah – Charleston – New York – Rotterdam – Bremerhaven – UK port* – Le Havre – New York – Norfolk – Charleston – Manzanillo/Panama – Panama Canal – Balboa – Los Angeles – Oakland – Tokyo – Kobe – Kaohsiung
*terminal to be confirmed


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