THE Alliance unveils enhanced service network for 2019
The forthcoming 29 services will cover 76 ports in Asia, Europe, Mediterranean, North and Central America, the Middle East, Red Sea and Indian Subcontinent.
Members of THE Alliance announced details of their revamped service network for 2019.
Altogether Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express, and Yang Ming will deploy a fleet of 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 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 launch of PN4 service will provide more efficient and comprehensive links between Asia and PNW. 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.
Regarding Italy and the Mediterranean, the service network includes ports in the following loops:
MD1: Qingdao - Pusan - Shanghai - Ningbo - South China - Singapore - Jeddah - (Suez Canal) - Damietta - Barcelona - Valencia - Tangier - Genoa - Damietta - (Suez Canal) - Jeddah - Singapore - Hong Kong - Qingdao
MD2: Pusan - Qingdao - Ningbo - Shanghai - Kaohsiung - South China - Singapore - (Suez Canal) - Piraeus - La Spezia - Genoa - Fos - Piraeus - (Suez Canal) - Singapore - Hong Kong - Pusan
MD3: Pusan - Shanghai - Ningbo - South China - Singapore - Jeddah - (Suez Canal) - Ashdod - Istanbul - Izmit - Aliaga - Mersin - (Suez Canal) - Jeddah - Singapore - Kaohsiung - Pusan