OCEAN Alliance

Services

COSCO/OOCL revise CPNW/PNW4 transpacific service

COSCO will replace the existing OCEAN Alliance CPNW/PNW4/PE2/Twin Peaks Express (TWPKS) service calling at Yantian, Hong Kong, Ningbo, Shanghai, Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Yantian with a revised rotation that omits the Vancouver call which is shifted to the new China-Pacific Northwest Coast/Vancouver (CPV) service calling at Ningbo, Shanghai, Vancouver, Seattle, Lianyungang, Ningbo starting from 12 June 2024. OOCL, Evergreen and CMA CGM will retain their slots on the 2 services. COSCO will also

Services

CMA CGM resumes Suez transits for Asia-Med Phoenician Express (BEX2) service

CMA CGM has resumed full Suez Canal transits on the Asia-Med Phoenician Express (BEX2) service from the end of April 2024, becoming the first mainstream Asia-Europe service to return to the Suez since the Red Sea crisis escalated in December 2023. The service is one of 4 OCEAN Alliance services on the Asia-Med route and is marketed as the PHOEX/BEX2 by CMA CGM, AEM6 by COSCO, AAS by OOCL and BEX2 by Evergreen. The service was previously operated with a mixed fleet of ships from the 3 OCEAN Alli

Services

Evergreen revamps the OCEAN Alliance TPN and TPA Transpacific/Middle East services

Evergreen will revamp its transpacific-Middle East Transpacific Northwest Service (TPN) and Transpacific Arabian Service (TPA) from May 2024, with the Middle East calls on the current TPA service shifted to the TPN which will be renamed as the Asia-Northwest-Persian Gulf (ANP) service. The ANP service will call at Dammam, Umm Qasr, Jebel Ali, Port Klang, Laem Chabang, Cai Mep, Kaohsiung, Yantian, Shanghai, Ningbo, Tacoma, Vancouver, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Shekou, Por

Service cancellations

OCEAN Alliance to drop North Europe service due to Red Sea crisis

The new OCEAN Alliance Day 8 network starting in April 2024 will drop one of the 7 Far East-Europe services that they current operate. The affected service is the Far East North Europe NEU3 service (branded respectively by COSCO/OOCL, CMA CGM and Evergreen as the AEU7/LL3/FAL7/NE7) calling at Xiamen, Nansha, Hong Kong, Yantian, Cai Mep, Singapore, Zeebrugge, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Port Klang, Singapore, Xiamen with the wayport call at Piraeus omitted since January due to the diversion of the servic

Markets

OCEAN Alliance extension leaves THE Alliance stranded

The OCEAN Alliance partners (CMA CGM, COSCO, OOCL and Evergreen) have extended their 10 year cooperation agreement that started in April 2017 for 5 more years until 31 March 2032. The move will cement the group’s dominant position as the largest global carrier alliance, with a significant lead over their rival alliances on both the Transpacific and Asia-Europe routes. The move also leaves the remaining members of THE Alliance partners stranded as they will not be able to draw one of the OCEAN A

Markets

Impact of CBER expiry on the liner shipping market overplayed

The impact of the EU Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (CBER) expiry on 25 April 2024 on the liner shipping market has been overplayed by the carriers and their detractors. Of the 43 consortia that operate in the European Union in 2020, only 13 actually qualify for the block exemption while the remaining consortia exceeds the 30% market share ceiling including each of the 3 global alliances (2M, OCEAN Alliance and THE Alliance). The removal of the CBER will not impact existing alliance arra

Services

OCEAN Alliance adds another Gdansk call in Asia-Europe network

CMA CGM will add a new call at Gdansk on the Asia-Europe FAL 1 service that is operated as part of the OCEAN Alliance NEU1 service from the westbound rotation starting from 10 August 2023. The service is branded respectively as AEU2 by COSCO, LL4 by OOCL and FAL1 by Evergreen. The extended FAL 1 rotation will call at Busan, Ningbo, Shanghai, Yantian, Singapore, Algeciras/Tanger Med (alternate calls), Dunkirk, Le Havre, Hamburg, Gdansk (new from 5 Oct 2023), Rotterdam, Algeciras, Port Klang, Bus

Services

CMA CGM updates Cheasapeake Bay Express (CBX)

CMA CGM has updated its FE-ECNA Cheasapeake Bay Express (CBX) service with the addition of calls at Singapore, Laem Chabang and Haiphong. OCEAN Alliance partners also slots on this service, branding it as the CBX (Evergreen), AWE7 (COSCO) and ECC3 (OOCL). The revised rotation calls at Singapore, Laem Chabang, Haiphong, Yantian, Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan, Panama (Canal), Norfolk, Savannah, Charleston, Miami, Suez(Canal), Singapore. The service will provide fortnightly sailings from December 2022

Service cancellations

COSCO withdraws CENX and SEAX transpacific services from 2023 OCEAN Alliance Day 7 product

COSCO will withdraw its CENX "Prince Port Express Line" transpacific service that connects Qingdao, Shanghai, Prince Rupert, Qingdao. The last sailing was made by the 4,250 teu XIN YING KOU that departed from Qingdao on 12 November 2022. The CENX was first launched on 26 October 2021 by COSCO using 5 ships of 4,200-5,000 teu. In April 2022, OCEAN Alliance partners OOCL and CMA CGM began to participate on the service, branding it as the Pacific China North 2 (PCN2) and Great Lakes Express (GLX)

Services

ONE and Evergreen to swap slots in Transpacific route

ONE and Evergreen will exchange slots on 2 of their existing transpacific services that are operated within their respective THE Alliance and Ocean Alliance arrangements. The slot arrangement is effective from June 2022 and involves 150 teu per week on a roundtrip basis (including 11 reefer plugs) on the following services: Evergreen/Ocean Alliance : HTW service (also known as PSW7/Guangdong Express(GEX)/AAS3/PCS2) calling at Taipei, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Yantian, Los Angeles, Oakland, Taipei cu

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