Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Another Container Freight Shipping Alliance Revises Services

Asia to East Coast of US Affected
Shipping News Feature
ASIA – US – Following our recent coverage of the changes to the recently formed cargo alliances, yet another container vessel sharing scheme, the CKYHE Alliance, which includes COSCON, K Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin and Evergreen Line, is reorganising the freight service network it offers for Asia-US East Coast trade for the rest of 2016.

The CKYHE Alliance will provide five Asia-US East Coast services (AWE1/AWE3/AWE4/AWE8/NUE) from early June of this year. The Alliance members say they have re-designed the services to provide optimum port coverage from Asia to US East Coast with the AWE1, AWE3, and NUE services upsized and AWE4 and AWE8 services re-structured in order to enhance the competitiveness of the Alliance.

Meanwhile, CKYHE Alliance members have reconfirmed the current cooperation scheme on related East and West Trade(Asia-North Europe services/Asia-Mediterranean services/Asia-US East Coast services/Asia-US West Coast services and Trans-Atlantic service) which will remain unchanged and will offer continuous service quality to customers to meet with demand until the end of March 2017. Details of the revisions to the Asia-US East Coast service trade loops are:

  • AWE1(9*6500TEU vessels): Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – New York – Wilmington – Savannah – Pusan – Ningbo
  • AWE3 (10*8500TEU vessels): Hong Kong – Yantian – Kaohsiung – Shanghai – Pusan – Colon – Savannah – Charleston – Norfolk – Singapore – Hong Kong
  • AWE8 (10*8500TEU vessels): Xiamen – Kaohsiung - Hong Kong – Yantian – Singapore – New York- Norfolk – Savannah – Colon – Xiamen
  • NUE (10*8500TEU vessels): Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Colon – Savannah – Charleston –Baltimore – New York – Colon – Qingdao