Tuesday, July 7, 2015

G6 Container Freight Alliance Changes Schedules for Faster Transit Times

Enhancement of Route Means Extra Call
Shipping News Feature

NORTH AMERICA – ASIA – The members of the G6 Alliance, the container lines which make up one of the largest groupings carrying box freight to and from the Asian markets, have announced a service enhancement in the Asia – North America (East Coast) trade which they say is in response to market demand.

The six container lines, APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui OSK. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line, are upgrading the AZX (Asia Suez Express) service to include an additional Halifax call. This move is expected to improve transit times from Canada to Asian and Mediterranean ports as well as from Asian and Mediterranean ports to New York.

The G6 Alliance currently 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, and this latest change will mean a new port rotation as follows:

Laem Chabang – Singapore – Colombo – Damietta – Cagliari – Halifax – New York – Savannah – Norfolk – Halifax (new) – Cagliari – Damietta – Jebel Ali – Singapore – Laem Chabang

First effective voyage is that of the Budapest Express BUX 029E Laem Chabang 6 July 2015 with ETA Halifax 4 Aug 2015.