The G6 shipping alliance has announced its Asia – North America summer programme following the suspension of 36 voyages to the US West Coast in February.
The US West Coast will gain one resumed service plus another enhanced service although it loses two others. Meanwhile, the US East Coast gains two resumed services and one enhanced service.
Of three services to resume, one rotation , CC2, beginning on 17 May, features calls to the West Coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach via Ningbo and Shanghai.
However, the CC3 service which used to stop at Los Angeles and Oakland, and the SE1 service which previously called Los Angeles, are leaving the G6 alliance, with their final rotations due in early May.
American President Lines (APL) will continue to operate the CC3 service with US-flagged vessels, independent of the G6 Alliance.
Two service enhancements will see the CC1 rotation call Los Angeles and Oakland with an additional call at Qingdao while the PA2 service will be adjusted to focus on connecting the Korean and Japanese markets with North America.
East Coast ports of New York, Norfolk and Jacksonville will be called by the NYE service while Savannah and Charleston receive calls on the SCE rotation.
With the NYE and SCE services resuming in late May, a combined replacement service will be suspended after its final sailing on 21 May.
The G6 Alliance members are APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL).