New Hapag-Lloyd Cooperation Boosts U.S. Service
Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express and Yang Ming have announced a new cooperation with CMA-CGM, COSCO and OOCL to enhance their Mediterranean – U.S. East Coast service AL6 (Atlantic 6).
The revised service is a consolidation of the AL6 service (operated by Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express and Yang Ming) and the Amerigo service (operated by COSCO, CMA-CGM and OOCL) into one larger loop with a deployment of six 8,000-TEU vessels (three by Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express and Yang Ming and the remaining by CMA-CGM and OOCL). The partnership between CMA-CGM, COSCO and OOCL is slated to begin in December 2018 and subject to regulatory approval.
The newly designed port rotation for the service will be La Spezia – Genoa – Fos – Barcelona – Valencia – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Miami – Algeciras – La Spezia.
Livorno will no longer be covered by the enhanced Mediterranean – U.S. East Coast Service. However, Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express and Yang Ming are planning to offer services via Livorno on a redesigned ZIM-operated AL7 service as part of the continuing cooperation between THE Alliance and ZIM.