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Friday, November 24, 2017

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Hapag-Lloyd Revises Schedules Following Vessel Delays

Hapag-Lloyd

As an exceptional measure, an extra vessel will be phased in for one cycle until the schedule is fully recovered, which mean to run the service with 8 vessels. These vessels delays are a result of the bad weather in Chile and Brazil, strike in Antofagasta and the situation with MV Barry 169E faced in Bahía Blanca.

G6 Alliance Implements Asia-Europe Winter Program

Eight void sailings in Asia-Europe trade / Response to expected low demand. Members of the G6 Alliance have announced the withdrawal of eight Asia-Europe sailings from late October 2013 to February 2014, in response to expected low demand over the winter season. The G6 Alliance continues to offer a variety of services between the Far East and Europe covering all major port pairs with weekly sailings, and to make service adjustments where necessary. The G6 Alliance members are: APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K.

Hapag-Lloyd to Terminate NZB Service

Last Southbound Sailing: MOL DEDICATION voy. Last Northbound Sailing: MOL DEDICATION voy. With our enhanced NZA1 (New Zealand Loop A-1), NZA2 (New Zealand Loop A-2), and newly launched NZA3 (New Zealand Loop A-3) we continuously strive to provide you with quality services between New Zealand and South East Asia.

Hapag-Lloyd Upgrades WMX Network

Enhanced West Africa Network – West Africa Mediterranean Express

Hapag-Lloyd informs about the upgraded West Africa Mediterranean Express (WMX) effective December 2015. We are pleased to inform you about our upgraded West Africa Mediterranean Express (WMX). With the upgraded WMX service together with our recently upgraded West Africa Express (WAX), we will have a further enhanced West African Network, with revamped transit times from the Mediterranean to West Africa and vice versa. With Tarragona and Valencia as new ports in our future schedule…

G6 Alliance Makes Seasonal Service Change

Pacific Atlantic 2 service has temporarily stopped calling European ports due to a seasonal change in market demand. The service portfolio between Asia and North America East Coast continues unchanged. Members of the G6 Alliance have adjusted one of its Pacific Atlantic services in response to seasonal changes in market demand. The Pacific Atlantic 2 (PA2) service will temporarily stop calling European ports, and instead turn around on the U.S. East Coast. The service portfolio between Asia and North America East Coast continues unchanged. The G6 Alliance continues to offer a variety of services between North America East Coast and Europe covering all major port pairs with weekly sailings. Additional service adjustments will be made where necessary to meet market demand.

MOL Implement USA/Far East Service Changes

PNW map: Image courtesy MOL

MOL will implement the following service changes for its PCX service and will merge the PNW/PS1 services into a single loop with the service name PNW. The port rotation will not change but calling days (ETA/ETD) will change. Some transit times have also changed. The new service profile can be found at http://www.molpower.com//VLCWeb/UIStatic/Service/Service.aspx?svc=PCX. In addition, the nominal capacity of the ships will be changed from 8000 TEU to 6000 TEU. Hyundai Tokyo V. The PNW and PS1 services will be merged into a single loop with the service name PNW.

G6 Announces Asia-North America Winter Program

Berlin Express-HL

Members of the G6 Alliance today announced the Winter Program for Asia – North America services in response to traditional seasonal changes in market demand. The first sailing of the combined service will start with the Week 44 sailing (ETA Xiamen October 29, 2015). The G6 Alliance will temporarily suspend the Central China 2 (CC2) service between Asia and the North America West Coast during the winter period starting from Week 44. The last sailing for CC2 will be on Week 43 E/B (ETA Ningbo October 18, 2015) and Week 45 W/B (ETA Long Beach November 5, 2015).

G6 Alliance Enhances Asia/North America Service

In response to market demand, members of the G6 Alliance today announced service enhancements in the Asia – North America (Pacific Southwest) trade. The CC2 service will be upgraded to include a permanent Pusan call. Transit times from other origins will remain unchanged. The G6 Alliance offers a variety of services between Asia and Europe, Asia and North America as well as on the Transatlantic covering all major port pairs with weekly sailings. 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 SC1 service will be upgraded to include an additional eastbound Kaohsiung call.

Separatist Group Had Planned to Bomb British-Bound Car Ferry

The Basque separatist group ETA planned to set off a car bomb aboard British-bound ferry Val de Loire, but the activists in charge of the attack were reportedly captured by Spanish police last week. It was reported that the ETA wanted to drive a car bomb onto the ferry, which was bound for Plymouth in southwestern Britain, and blow it up at its point of origin in the Spanish port at Santander. The armed group allegedly ntended to give authorities a warning to allow the boat to be evacuated before the explosion. A suspected ETA guerrilla who was captured last week tipped off police, saying that the ferry was a possible target. It was reported that a ferry schedule was found among the suspect's possessions but that it could not be confirmed whether there was a real threat to the boat.

G6 Alliance Announces Asia – US East Coast Winter Program

Combined service will replace NYE and SCE temporarily / Due to seasonal changes in market demand. Members of the G6 Alliance have announced the Winter Program for Asia – U.S. East Coast sailings in response to seasonal changes in market demand. The first sailing of the combined service will start with Hyundai Glory 064E (ETA Xiamen 30 October 2014). The G6 Alliance continues to offer a variety of services between Asia and North America East Coast covering all major port pairs with weekly sailings, and to make service adjustments where necessary.

G6 Alliance Enhances Asia-Europe Service

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In response to market demand, members of the G6 Alliance today announced Asia–Europe service enhancements to improve product transit times and coverage. The Loop 7 service will be extended to serve the Baltic market with the addition of a direct port call to Gdansk. The Loop 4 service will be adjusted to serve the Port Said westbound call. The G6 Alliance offers a variety of services between Asia and Europe, Asia and North America as well as on the Transatlantic covering all major port pairs with weekly sailings.

Congestion Forces Hapag-Lloyd Skip Rotterdam Port

Hapag-Lloyd

Forced by the on-going congestion at Rotterdam Port, Hapag-Lloyd has had to make temporary changes in ships calling at that port. Customers were Informed on July 8, 2014 that Hapag-Lloyd will move the Port Said East call from Loop 4 to Loop 7. The Rotterdam situation will be reviewed regularly and if necessary, we will advise on further Antwerp calls for consecutive voyages. Europe - Asia Loop 4 - Temporary port call move from Rotterdam to Antwerp for further three voyages.

CMA CGM Services to Asia and Mexico, Central America & WCSA

Photo: CMA CGM

In a continued effort to provide our customers with reliable and efficient services from Asia to Latin America, CMA CGM wishes to inform about the improvement of ACSA services linking Asia to Mexico, Central America and West Coast South America. Port coverage will increase and will be improved with: Pusan EB call, Balboa EB and Coronel on ACSA 2. CMA CGM will keep providing the most efficient services to link Asia to West Coast Latin America and Caribbean: 4 unique direct services from Asia to Mexico…

Hapag-Lloyd Enhances Conosur Service

Photo Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd has informed about its service enhancements on the Conosur Service (South America West Coast to South America East Coast). This is being upgraded by optimizing its fleet and will herewith enhance our high quality service to you. This is a result, among others, of shifting the vessels Mapocho, Norasia Alya and Carolina Star. They will leave the Conosur Service.

MOL Launches Additional Indian Run

The new ChinaWest Coast India service  Courtesy MOL

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced launch of the new China/West Coast India service (CIS). This new service is in addition to MOL’s existing Nhava Sheva Karachi Express (NKX) service which together will enhance coverage between ports in India and China, Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

G6 Alliance Axes Four Asia-Europe Sailings

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

Container shippers of the G6 Alliance announced four sailings within their Asia-Europe product have been cancelled in response to changes in market demand. Loop 6 service in week 40 (westbound ETA Kaohsiung, October 1, 2015). Kaohsiung will be added as a westbound call, while Jebel Ali will be inserted on the eastbound leg of Loop 7. The westbound Colombo and Xiamen calls will be added into Loop 4. Loop 7 service in week 41 (westbound ETA Qingdao October 5, 2015). Qingdao will be added to Loop 4 on the westbound leg in the corresponding week…

Panama Canal Implements Just-in-Time Service Trial Period

Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has implemented the just-in-time service (JIT) that they say will allow vessels to have a more efficient transit. The new service will allow the vessels to arrive at the Panama Canal much closer to their scheduled transit time. This value-added service will allow vessels to have a more efficient fuel usage by having to remain at anchor for less time before actually beginning transit. "This new service is part of our efforts to explore new options in order to better serve our customers,” Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano said.

Two Ships Withdrawn from ETA Charters

Photo courtesy Dunelm Public Relations Ltd

The owner of the 53,609 dwt Supramax bulk carrier Paguera and the disponent owner of the 51,215 dwt Papillon, have withdrawn their ships from long-term time charters with Emirates Trading Agency LLC (ETA), a company registered in Dubai. With effect from this month (August), these ships are no longer available to ETA. The 2003-built Paguera and the 2002-built Papillon are both managed by Harpa Bulk Shipping & Management GmbH & Co. KG in Bremen. Harpa is a shipmanagement company specialising in the bulk sector within the Harren & Partner Group in Germany.

Jebel Ali Deploys Arl-Shipping.Com Berthing Planner And Resource Demand Manager

Jebel Ali, DP World’s UAE flagship terminal, has deployed ARL’s Berthing Planner and Resource Demand Manager for use with their T1 and T2 terminals’ planning functions. HONG KONG, 4th April 2011 – Jebel Ali planning team uses Berthing Planner for graphical planning of vessel calls and quay cranes in space (berths and cable reach) and time while Resource Demand Manager automatically calculates volume of land-side or sea-side resources for executing operation of the upcoming shifts.

Evergreen Line Restructuring Services

Evergreen Line will restructure its services on the U.S., Asia, Indian Sub continent and Europe routes to stabilize the ship schedules to ensure on-time performance and banker savings to meet the needs of the market and its own operations. The new routing will also extend the U.S. service scope to include Southeast Asia and the ISC. The AUS (Asia-United States) and service of CES (China-Europe Shuttle) will become the new pendulum service UAE (U.S. West Coast - Asia - Europe) and the existing CPS (China - South U.S. West Coast). The UAE service will employ 10 S-series and 3 E-series ships. The new CPS service will utilize two E-series and three UX-series vessels.

G6 Alliance Announces Asia-Europe Cancellations

Photo: Greg Trauthwein

The G6 Alliance, which consists of members APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line, announced the cancellation of two Asia-Europe sailings in response to seasonal changes in market demand. These two void sailings are in addition to those previously announced in October 2013. The G6 Alliance continues to offer services between the Far East and Europe covering all major port pairs with weekly sailings, and to make service adjustments where necessary.

CMA CGM Reshuffles Services

CMA CGM announced a revised service between North Europe and South America East Coast as from mid-April which will consist of two loops as detailed below. This change will take place from Europe with SAFRAN1, m/v CAP SAN AGUSTIN eta Rotterdam April 16; and SAFRAN2, m/v MSC BARCELONA eta Antwerp April 15. CMACGM said the revision was made to help provide more efficient services to its customers.

Shippers Launch Joint Direct Asia-West Africa Service

MOL Liner Ltd. (MOL), Evergreen Line and COSCO Container Lines Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of a weekly direct service from Asia to West Africa, branded the WA1. The new express link will further enhance each company's service network to cover strategic markets in Africa to meet increasingly diverse commercial requirements. The jointly operated 12-vessel service will commence from Shanghai on June 2, 2014, with six of the ships being operated by MOL, four by Evergreen Line and two by COSCON.

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