Members of THE Alliance (Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express, and Yang Ming) announced the details of their revamped service network for 2019. They will deploy a fleet of more than 249 modern 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 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.
The strengthened service network is scheduled to launch in 2019, subject to necessary regulatory approvals. With the upgraded service network, THE Alliance is expected to create more excellent, reliable, efficient, and effective services in the East/West lanes.