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Evergreen joins the Green Alliance

[ January 3, 2012   //   ]

Evergreen has joined other major worldwide container carriers in merging some of its services with its competitors. The Taiwanese-owned line said it would strengthen its cooperation with the CKYH-the Green Alliance group of operators in the Asia-Europe and Asia-Mediterranean trades from the second quarter of 2012.
Although Evergreen will not be formally joining CKYH, whose members comprise COSCO, K Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin, Evergreen they would cooperate to provide more intensive sailings – eight service loops per week from Asian ports to Northern European base ports, and four loops from Asia to the Mediterranean. Most ships in the 12 loops will be in the 8,000-13,000teu range.
The lines added that they would “provide the highest quality services to their customers with shortest transit time from major origin ports to European destinations.” More details would be released later, they added.
Evergreen’s move follows the announcement of the Maersk daily service from the Far East to North Europe and cooperation deals between CMA CGM and MSC and the creation of the ‘G6’ grouping by the Grand Alliance and the New World Alliance in December.