Cape of Good Hope

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THE Alliance diverts EC4 backhaul via Cape route

THE Alliance carriers (Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, ONE and Yang Ming) have started to divert the ships on the EC4 backhaul voyages via the Cape of Good Hope starting with the departures from the US East Coast in November 2022. A total of 9 EC4 sailings will take the longer Cape route instead of the regular passage via the Suez Canal, in a move that will allow the carriers to save on canal toll fees as well as reduce the effective capacity on the route with the EC4 sailings reduced to fortnightly departu

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THE Alliance re-directs 3 Asia-Europe backhaul services to the Cape route

THE Alliance carriers (Hapag-Lloyd, HMM, ONE and Yang Ming) have re-directed ships on 3 of their 5 Asia-North Europe services to take the longer route back to Asia via the Cape of Good Hope from week 47 as carriers begin to take capacity management measures to deal with the collapse in Asia Europe freight rates. The affected services are the FE2, FE3 and FE4 with all ships on these services that are departing from Europe from the end of November 2022 being diverted from their usual Suez route

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