The pan-Asian container shipping alliance CKYHE has decided to suspend their NUE3 (AWS) service connecting Asia to US East Coast (USEC) from December 3, as a response to decreased winter market demand.
According to the alliance, the M/V Nagoya Tower will conduct the final voyage as part of the NUE3 (AWS) service on week 47 from Ningbo, and void sailing is scheduled for week 48.
Other AWE services will continue as per their usual schedules.
CKYHE alliance started the Asia-USEC via Panama service on March 27 from Ningbo. Nine ships averaging 4,380 TEU were deployed in the service. Evergreen contributed to the service with five vessels, Hanjin added two and Cosco and Yang Ming added one each.
The port rotation of the NUE3 included Ningbo, Shanghai, Qingdao, Busan, Colon (Panama), Savannah, Charleston, Colon (Panama), Busan, and Ningbo. Evergreen, and AWS by Hanjin and Yang Ming).
Earlier this month World Maritime News reported that the alliance, consisting of COSCON, Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping and Evergreen Line, would cancel a total of 9 voyages on their Asia-North Europe and Mediterranean service loops from November 2015 through December 2015.