The pan-Asian container shipping alliance CKYHE Alliance said that it will provide more and restructured services through five Asia-US East Coast services from early June of 2016.
The alliance members, comprising COSCON, “K”Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin and Evergreen Line, said that the services, AWE1/AWE3/AWE4/AWE8/NUE, will be redesigned on the route.
Namely, the AWE1/AWE3/NUE loops will be upsizeded, while the AWE4/AWE8 will be restructured, according to the alliance.
The loops will now include up to ten vessels, ranging from 6500 TEUs to 8500 TEUs, with more ports of call.
Furthermore, CKYHE Alliance members reconfirmed current cooperation scheme on the related East and West Trade (Asia-North Europe services/Asia-Mediterranean services/Asia-US East Coast services/ Asia-US West Coast services and Trans-Atlantic service) will remain unchanged until the end of March in 2017.
The redesigned loops in the Asia-US East Coast service are now as follows:
AWE1 (9*6500 TEU vessels): Ningbo- Shanghai- Pusan- New York- Wilmington- Savannah- Pusan- Ningbo
AWE3 (10*8500 TEU vessels): Hong Kong- Yantian- Kaohsiung- Shanghai- Pusan- Colon- Savannah- Charleston- Norfolk- Singapore- Hong Kong
AWE4 (10*8500 TEU vessels): Qingdao- Ningbo- Shanghai- New York- Boston- Norfolk- Qingdao
AWE8 (10*8500 TEU vessels): Xiamen- Kaohsiung- Hong Kong- Yantian- Singapore- New York- Norfolk- Savannah- Colon- Xiamen
NUE (10*8500 TEU vessels): Qingdao- Ningbo- Shanghai- Colon- Savannah- Charleston-Baltimore- New York- Colon- Qingdao