THE Alliance adjusts its service network for 2021

The members of THE Alliance have adjusted their current network to offer customers greater capacity on trade lanes for which there is greater demand.

The setup of THE Alliance’s network has been evaluated and reconfigured to ensure even better frequency, more competitive transit times and comprehensive port coverage. The enhanced service setup will be in effect from April 2021.

In addition, subject to regulatory authority’s approval, they will be launching the East Coast Loop 6 (EC6), the first service within THE Alliance network to directly and seamlessly connect the US Gulf with important ports in Asia.

Another important change is the deployment of larger ships for the most frequented services. A key example is the merger of the EC1 and EC3 through the use of 13,500 TEU vessels.

The enhanced service network of THE Alliance will have the following rotations:

Asia and North Europe:

  • FP1 remains as pendulum of Asia – Europe and Asia – Transpacific West Coast trades
    From TPWC – Shimizu – Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Singapore – (Suez) – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Le Havre – (Suez) – Singapore – Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – To TPWC
  • FE2: Busan – Shanghai – Ningbo – SPRC – SPRC – Singapore – (Suez) – Tangier – Southampton – Le Havre – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Tangier – (Suez) – Singapore – SPRC – Busan
  • FE3: SPRC – Xiamen – Kaohsiung – SPRC – (Suez) – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Southampton – (Suez) – Jebel Ali – Singapore – SPRC – SPRC
  • FE4: Qingdao – Pusan – Ningbo – Shanghai – SPRC – (Suez) – Algeciras – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – Rotterdam – Algeciras – (Suez) – Singapore – Qingdao
  • FP2 remains as Pendulum of Asia – Europe and Asia – Transpacific West Coast trades
    From TPWC – Hong Kong – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Singapore – Colombo – (Suez) – Rotterdam – Hamburg – Antwerp – London Gateway – (Suez) – Jeddah – Singapore – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Hong Kong – Yantian – To TPWC

Asia and the Mediterranean

  • MD1: Qingdao – Busan – Shanghai– Ningbo – SPRC – Singapore – Jeddah – (Suez) – Damietta – Barcelona – Valencia – Genoa – Damietta – (Suez) – Jeddah – Singapore – SPRC – Qingdao
  • MD2: Busan – Qingdao – Shanghai– Ningbo – Kaohsiung – SPRC – Singapore – (Suez) – Piraeus – Genoa – La Spezia – Fos – Barcelona – Piraeus – (Suez) – Singapore – SPRC – Busan
  • MD3: Busan – Ningbo – Shanghai– SPRC – Singapore – Jeddah – (Suez) – Ashdod – Istanbul – Izmit – Aliaga – Mersin – (Suez) – Jeddah – Singapore – Kaohsiung – Busan

Transpacific – West Coast:

  • FP1 remains as Pendulum of Asia – Europe and Asia – Transpacific West Coast trades from Europe – Singapore – Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Shimizu – Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Singapore – To Europe
  • PS3 remains as Pendulum of Asia – Indian subcontinent and Asia – Transpacific West Coast trades Nhava Sheva – Pipavav – Colombo – Port Kelang – Singapore – Cai Mep – Haiphong – Yantian – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Busan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Port Kelang – Nhava Sheva
  • PS4 Xiamen – Yantian – Kaohsiung – Keelung – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Keelung – Kaohsiung – Xiamen
  • PS5 Ningbo – Shanghai – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Ningbo
  • PS6 Qingdao – Ningbo – Busan – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Kobe – Qingdao
  • FP2 remains as Pendulum of Asia – Europe and Asia – Transpacific West Coast trades from Europe – Jeddah – Singapore – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Hong Kong – Yantian – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Hong Kong – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Singapore – Colombo – To Europe
  • PS8 Shanghai – Kwangyang – Busan – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Busan – Kwangyang – Incheon – Shanghai
  • PN1 Xiamen – Kaohsiung – Ningbo – Nagoya – Tokyo – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Kobe – Nagoya – Xiamen
  • PN2 Singapore – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Haiphong – Yantian – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Kobe – Singapore
  • PN3 Hong Kong – Yantian – Shanghai – Busan – Vancouver – Seattle – Pusan – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong
  • PN4 Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Busan – Prince Rupert – Tacoma – Vancouver – Busan – Kwangyang – Qingdao

Transpacific – East Coast (via Panama and Suez Canals)

  • EC1: Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Yantian – Shanghai – Busan – (Panama) – Manzanillo – Savannah – Charleston – Norfolk – Manzanillo – (Panama) – Rodman – Kaohsiung
  • EC2: Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Busan – (Panama) – Cartagena – New York – Norfolk – Wilmington – Savannah – Charleston – Cartagena – (Panama) – Busan – Qingdao
  • EC4: Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Yantian – Cai Mep – Singapore – (Suez) – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Charleston – New York – (Suez) – Singapore – Kaohsiung
  • EC5: Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Singapore – Colombo – (Suez) – Halifax – New York – Savannah – Jacksonville – Norfolk – Halifax – (Suez) – Jebel Ali – Singapore – Laem Chabang
  • EC6: Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Yantian – Ningbo – Shanghai – Busan – (Panama) – Houston – Mobile – New Orleans – (Panama) – Kaohsiung

Asia and the Middle East / Red Sea:

  • AG2: Shanghai – Ningbo – Xiamen – Shekou – Port Kelang – Jebel Ali – Hamad – Umm Qasr – Hamad – Jebel Ali – Singapore – Shanghai
  • AG3: Qingdao – Busan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Kaohsiung – Shekou – Singapore – Jebel Ali – Dammam – Hamad – Jubail – Abu Dhabi – Sohar – Port Kelang – Singapore – Hong Kong – Qingdao
  • AR1: Busan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Shekou – Singapore – Port Kelang – Jeddah – Aqaba – Sokhna – Jeddah – Singapore – Busan

Source: HMM