The members of THE Alliance have revised its schedules for May and June in response to lower market demand due to the spread of COVID-19.
In Asia and North Europe, the alliance’s FE2 and FE4 loops will be merged from week 19 to week 26 with the combined service to be named as FE2.
FE2’s rotation will be as follows: Pusan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Singapore, (North Continent ports rotation subject to berth window availability), Singapore and Pusan.
For Asia and the Mediterranean, its MD1 service will be void in week 19, 21, 23, and 25 – MD2 will be void in week 20, week 22, week 24 and week 26 while MD3 will be void on week 19, week 22 and week 24.
Its’ PS3, PN3, and PN4 services on the Transpacific – West Coast loop will be void on week 19, week 21, week 23, and week 25 with PS4 services void on alternate weeks (20, 22, 24, 26).
PS5 will be suspended from week 19 until week 26 although its EC3 service on the Transpacific – East Coast (via Panama and Suez Canals) remains merged with EC1.
The Asia and Middle East AG1 and AG3 loops will be merged from week 19 to week 26, named AG3, with the rotation as follows:
Qingdao, Pusan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Shekou, Singapore, Jebel Ali, Dammam, Hamad, Jubail, Abu Dhabi, Sohar, Port Kelang, Singapore, Hong Kong and Qingdao.
Additionally, in the AG2 a westbound direct call to Xiamen port will be added from week 19 to week 26 with the latest rotation: Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Shekou, Port Kelang, Jebel Ali, Hamad, Umm Qasr, Hamad, Jebel Ali, Singapore and Shanghai.
The members of THE alliance have stated that, despite the above-mentioned adjustments, they are committed to deliver reliable services to its respective customers and provide alternative solutions to keep supply chains moving.
The affected services are expected to resume normal operation dependent on market conditions and THE alliance will continue to closely monitor the situation of the pandemic and respond effectively.