CKYHE Alliance shipping lines, Coscon, "K"Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin Shipping and Evergreen Line, are to restructure their service network on the Asia-US east coast trades lanes.
The partners will operate five Asia-US east coast services - AWE1, AWE3, AWE4, AWE8, and NUE - from early June. The services have been re-designed to provide "optimum port coverage" from Asia to the US east coast with AWE1/AWE3/NUE services upsized, while the AWE4/AWE8 services have been re-structured to "enhance the competitiveness of the alliance".
Meanwhile, CKYHE Alliance members have reconfirmed their current cooperation on the related East and West trades (Asia-North Europe services/Asia-Mediterranean services/Asia-US east coast services/Asia-US west coast services, and transatlantic service), saying they will remain unchanged.
A statement issued by "K"Line said the alliance "will continuously offer great and stable service quality to customers to meet with customers demand until the end of March in 2017 by enhancing service efficiency, providing fast transit time and offering more flexible port-pair options".
The port rotation of the Asia-US east coast service (AWE1) is Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan, New York, Wilmington, Savannah, Busan and Ningbo. This service uses nine 6,500-TEU vessels.
The AWE3 calls: Hong Kong, Shenzhen-Yantian, Kaohsiung, Shanghai, Busan, Colon, Savannah, Charleston, Norfolk, Singapore and Hong Kong. It deploys ten 8,500-TEU vessels.
The AWE4, with ten 8,500-TEU ships, calls at Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, New York, Boston, Norfolk and, Qingdao.
The AWE8 (ten 8,500-TEU vessels) calls at Xiamen, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Shenzhen-Yantian, Singapore, New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Colon, Xiamen.
And the NUE is also operated with ten 8,500-TEU box ships on the following port rotation of: Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Colon, Savannah, Charleston, Baltimore, New York, Colon and Qingdao.
Source : HKSG.