Members of THE Alliance, Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express, and Yang Ming have revamped their service network for 2019.
THE Alliance revealed that it would deploy a fleet of more than 249 ships connecting 76 ports throughout Asia, North Europe, the Mediterranean, North America, Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and Red Sea.
“The major enhancement of THE Alliance product includes a newly designed pendulum service, to replace Far East Europe 1 service (FE1), Pacific Southwest 1 service (PS1) and Pacific Southwest 2 service (PS2), and a new Pacific Northwest 4 service (PN4), offering a wider range of direct calls across North America West Coast, Europe and Asia,” the container alliance said.
“Moving forward, a necessary capacity upgrade to the existing Asia-Europe network and overall optimized port-pair connections will be implemented to accommodate customers’ needs of greater reliability and stability in service quality.”
The new service network is subject to regulatory approvals.