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THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for September 2020


The members of THE Alliance would like to update the latest service adjustments in September in response to the demand changes in global shipping market amid COVID-19 pandemic. The details of service updates are listed below:

Asia and North Europe

FP1/FP2/FE2/FE3 will maintain their weekly sailings.
The FE4 Extra Loader Program will be continued from week 36 to week 39 with rotation adjusted as follows:
Pusan – Shanghai – Ningbo – Yantian – Singapore – (Suez Canal) – Southampton – Hamburg – Antwerp – Rotterdam – (Suez Canal) – Singapore – Hong Kong – Yantian – Shanghai - Pusan

Asia and the Mediterranean

MD3 will maintain their weekly sailings.
MD1/MD2 will maintain their weekly sailings in September except for Week 37.
The members of THE Alliance will offer their respective customers further update of week 37 accordingly.

Transpacific – West Coast – as has been announced on 7 August

All PSW and PNW loops will be performed in September.

Transpacific – East Coast (via Panama and Suez canals) – as has been announced on 7 August

EC1/EC2/EC4/EC5 will maintain their weekly sailings.
EC3 will be reinstated on week 37 and Week 39.

Week 36 – EC3 void
Week 38 – EC3 void

Asia and Middle East

Week 36 – AG3 void
Week 37 – AG2 void
AG1 will remain merged with AG3

Transatlantic – as has been announced on 28 July

Week 36– AL1 and AL4 void
Week 38 – AL1 void
Week 39 – AL4 void

During the COVID-19 outbreak, THE Alliance has acted swiftly and spontaneously to keep the supply chain moving. THE Alliance will continuously adapt to the market conditions efficiently and effectively. The members of THE Alliance would like to thank their respective customers for their kind understanding and continuous support during these unprecedented times.

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About Hapag-Lloyd
With a fleet of 248 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 1.7 million TEU, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world’s leading liner shipping companies. The Company has around 13,000 employees and 394 offices in 129 countries. Hapag-Lloyd has a container capacity of approximately 2.6 million TEU – including one of the largest and most modern fleets of reefer containers. A total of 122 liner services worldwide ensure fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports on all the continents. Hapag-Lloyd is one of the leading operators in the Transatlantic, Middle East, Latin America and Intra-America trades.

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