THE Alliance reveals expanded service network


As Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) joins THE Alliance, the group will offer an upgraded product package to be launched on 1 April 2020.

The members of THE Alliance, Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express, and Yang Ming welcomed HHM as the fourth shipping line following FMC acceptance of HMM’s membership.

The new 2020 product package will offer increased frequency particularly from South East Asia, as well as new direct port coverage and improved transit times.

A new service structure includes 33 services; coverage of 78 ports throughout Asia, Europe including Mediterranean, North and Central America, the Middle East, Red Sea and Indian Subcontinent.

The upgraded service package includes a new pendulum service replacing the existing Asia-Europe FE5 and Transpacific PS7 services with a new highly efficient design.

This new service, to be further named, will be operated by 18 modern 14000+ TEU ships and provides added weekly Transpacific coverage between South East Asia and Southern California, thereby expanding the number of services directly covering this lane to three, in addition to FP1 and PS3.

A modified PS3 will offer new direct coverage of Haiphong creating more value and choice for the customers.

Further to the enhanced Transpacific coverage of South East Asia, a new Transpacific loop, PS8, focusing on Central China and Korea (including new coverage of Incheon) will be inaugurated around 1st April 2020.

For Asia and North Europe, the group will deploy two efficient 20,000+ TEU vessel services in a newly revised FE2 and FE4 design which will bring economies of scale and positive environmental benefits.

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