The Alliance announces more cancellations
Following the pandemic, the members of The Alliance have revised schedules for May and June. The details of the blank sailings are announced in response to lower market demand, as the shipping companies add in a press release.
In detail, the services Asia and North Europe FE2 and FE4 loops will be merged from week 19 to week 26, the combined service will be named as FE2, and its rotation will be as follows: Pusan – Shanghai - Ningbo - Yantian - Singapore – (North Continent ports rotation subject to berth window availability) - Singapore – Pusan.
For Asia and the Mediterranean, the MD1 will be void in weeks 19, 21, 23 and 25, while the MD2 will be void in weeks 20, 22, 24 and 26 and the MD3 will be void in weeks 19, 22, and 24.
On the routes Transpacific – West Coast, the PS3, PN3 and PN4 will be void in weeks 19, 21, 23, and 25, while PS4 will be void during weeks 20, 22, 24 and 26. PS5 will be suspended from week 19 until week 26.
On the routes of the Transpacific – East Coast (via Panama and Suez Canals), the EC3 remains merged with EC1 through week 19 to week 26.
In the Asia and Middle East region, the AG1 and AG3 loops will be merged from week 19 to week 26, the combined service will be named AG3, and its rotation will be as follows: Qingdao – Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Kaohsiung – Shekou – Singapore – Jebel Ali – Dammam – Hamad – Jubail – Abu Dhabi – Sohar – Port Kelang – Singapore – Hong Kong – Qingdao.
In addition, in the AG2 a westbound direct call to Xiamen port will be added from week 19 to week 26 with the latest rotation as follows: Shanghai – Ningbo – Xiamen – Shekou – Port Kelang – Jebel Ali – Hamad – Umm Qasr – Hamad – Jebel Ali – Singapore – Shanghai. (mw)