In preparation for the vessel maintenance schedule in the winter and consideration of the forecasted lack of improvements in the market environment in the Asia-Europe trade, the members of the G6 Alliance have decided to temporarily suspend their Loop 3 service between the Far East andEuropeuntil further notice.
The last sailing for Loop 3 will be OOCL Hamburg departing fromShanghaion October 6. All ports will be covered by other services.
The G6 Alliance will continue offering a variety of services between the Far East andEuropecovering all major port pairs with weekly sailings. The market environment will be closely monitored for the resumption of theLoop3 service accordingly.
The G6 Alliance members are: APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line.