Following an article that was recently published with incorrect information entitled “Le Havre loses the CKYHE alliance”, HAROPA and the CKYHE alliance have clarified that CKYHE is not leaving Le Havre.
Cosco, K-Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin and Evergreen have confirmed their presence at the port of Le Havre.
As a result of overcapacity, shipping companies have to quickly adapt to market needs and cannot wait for the reorganisation of alliances that will happen within a few months.
Despite the economic downturn, the CKYHE alliance has reassured importers and exporters that it plans to continue providing quality transport service to and from Le Havre, including their own ships.
In the Asia-North Europe trade, alliance members have decided to streamline port coverage and have taken the decision to withdraw the CES / NE8 service from the end of April, 2016.
However, members of the alliance continue to offer import and export services via Le Havre because Le Havre is the first or the last port of call in Northern Europe.
Alliances were shaken up recently as a result of a French-Asian mega alliance, which was announced by CMA CGM and Cosco.
This has thrown the dynamics of the shipping industry into uncertainty, with carriers now looking how they can best adapt to new market conditions.
In other news, Hapag Lloyd’s CEO recently stated that his company will not be entering into alliance agreements with 2M, and will instead wait to see what will happen in the industry.