The Alliance presents its network solutions
A mere five days after the Ocean Alliance published its plans, The Alliance has followed suit. From April 2017, the members - K Line, Hapag-Lloyd (currently integrating UASC), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Yang Ming - will provide eight services in the Asia/Europe trade, including three services covering the Mediterranean market.
One dedicated service will cater for customers in the Middle East, connecting ports of China, South Korea and Southeast Asia with Dammam, Jubail and an Arabian Gulf hub port.
16 joint services will be operated by The Alliance members on the transpacific trade. Six loops will serve the North Atlantic trade covering a range of North European and Mediterranean ports, as well as those in the USA, Canada and Mexico.
Hanjin no longer plays a role in the planning.