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G6 to go Transatlantic

[ December 3, 2013   //   ]

The G6 Alliance of container shipping lines is to expand its cooperation to the Asia-North America West Coast and Trans-Atlantic trade lanes. Some 42 ships will be deployed across five services including two pendulum services in the Trans-Atlantic trade lane calling at 25 ports covering the US East Coast, US West Coast, Canada, Panama, Mexico, and Europe, including the UK. A further 76 ships will operate 12 Transpacific services connecting 27 Asian and North America West Coast ports.

The G6 Alliance, formed in late 2011 by APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line began operation in March 2012 on the Asia/Europe and Asia/Mediterranean trade

According to a statement, the lines said they would be able to offer twice as many sailings as the existing New World Alliance and the Grand Alliance.

The new services are scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2014, pending regulatory approval. Details on services and port rotations will be announced at a later date. G6 Alliance members will continue to market their services individually.

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