The BOC Blast 190 – “THE Alliance” Final Product/Port Rotations & Contingency Plan

“THE Alliance” Final Product/Port Rotations & Contingency Plan

March 9, 2017

Port rotations of 32 services finalized / First contingency mechanism of an alliance for case of financial distress of a partner / More safety for customers’ cargo

THE Alliance announced its final network after all needed preparations have been finalized. The product starting from April 2017 features fast transit times, a comprehensive port coverage and deployment of modern and most efficient ships. This is thanks to the “best ship for the loop principle” and a dedicated shuttle service design. More than 240 ships will be deployed in 32 services connecting over 75 major ports throughout Asia, North Europe, the Mediterranean, North America, Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Indian Sub Continent and the Middle East with a wide range of direct port-port-connections.

Trans Pacific – West Coast

PN 1:

Qingdao – Shanghai – Nagoya – Tokyo – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Nagoya – Kobe – Qingdao

First Sailing Qingdao: “TBN”  April 07, 2017

First Sailing Tacoma: “TBN”  April 25, 2017

PN 2:

Singapore – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Kaohsiung – Yantian – Tacoma – Vancouver – Tokyo – Kobe – Kaohsiung – Singapore

First Sailing Singapore: “TBN”  April 01, 2017

First Sailing Tacoma: “TBN”  April 24, 2017

PN 3:

Hong Kong – Yantian – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Vancouver – Seattle – Pusan – Hong Kong

First Sailing Hong Kong: “Seaspan Zambesi”  April 05, 2017

First Sailing Vancouver: “Seaspan Zambesi”  April 27, 2017

PS 1:

Kobe – Nagoya – Tokyo – Sendai – Los Angeles / Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Nagoya – Kobe

First Sailing Kobe: “TBN”  April 05, 2017

First Sailing Los Angeles: “TBN”  April 21, 2017

PS 2:

Kobe – Nagoya – Shimizu – Tokyo – Los Angeles / Long Beach – Oakland –Tokyo – Kobe

PS 3:

Singapore – Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Hong Kong – Los Angeles / Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Hong Kong – Singapore

First Sailing Singapore: “TBN”  April 08, 2017

First Sailing Los Angeles: “TBN”  May 04, 2017

PS 4:

Hong Kong – Yantian – Kaohsiung – Keelung – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Keelung – Kaohsiung – Da Chan Bay – Hong Kong

First Sailing Hong Kong: “YM Mobility”  April 09, 2017

First Sailing Los Angeles: “YM Mobility”  April 27, 2017

PS 5:

Shanghai – Ningbo – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Shanghai

First Sailing Shanghai: “NYK Argus”  April 07, 2017

First Sailing Los Angeles: “NYK Argus”  April 23, 2017

PS 6:

Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Pusan – Qingdao

First Sailing Qingdao: “Hong Kong Bridge”  April 07, 2017

First Sailing Long Beach: “Hong Kong Bridge”  April 27, 2017

PS 7:

Xiamen – Hong Kong – Yantian – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Xiamen

First Sailing Xiamen: “MOL Breeze”  April 08, 2017

First Sailing Los Angeles: “MOL Breeze”  May 01, 2017

PS 8:

Dalian – Xingang – Qingdao – Pusan – Los Angeles/Long Beach – Oakland – Pusan – Kwangyang – Dalian

EC 1:

Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – Tokyo – (Panama Canal) – Manzanillo – Savannah – Jacksonville – Charleston – Norfolk – Miami (Seasonal) – Manzanillo – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – Los Angeles / Long Beach – Oakland – Tokyo – Kobe – Ningbo

First Sailing Ningbo: “TBN”  April 08, 2017

First Sailing Savannah: “TBN”  May 08, 2017

EC 2:

Qingdao – Ningbo – Shanghai – Pusan – (Panama Canal) – New York – Boston – Wilmington – Savannah – (Panama Canal) – Pusan – Qingdao

First Sailing Qingdao: “Helsinki Bridge”  April 04, 2017

First Sailing New York: “Helsinki Bridge”  May 04, 2017

EC 3:

Kaohsiung – Xiamen – Hong Kong – Yantian – Shanghai – (Panama Canal) – Savannah – Norfolk – (Panama Canal) – Balboa – Pusan – Kaohsiung

First Sailing Kaohsiung: “TBN”  April 07, 2017

First Sailing Savannah: “TBN”  May 10, 2017

EC 4:

Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Yantian – Cai Mep – Singapore – (Suez Canal) – New York – Norfolk – Savannah – Jacksonville – Charleston – (Suez Canal) – Singapore – Kaohsiung

First Sailing Kaohsiung: “Northern Jupiter”  April 07, 2017

First Sailing New York: “Northern Jupiter”  May 09, 2017

EC 5:

Laem Chabang – Cai Mep – Singapore – Colombo – (Suez Canal) – Halifax – New York – Savannah – Norfolk – Halifax – (Suez Canal) – Jebel Ali – Singapore – Laem Chabang

First Sailing Laem Chabang: “Ningbo Express”  April 08, 2017

First Sailing New York: “Ningbo Express”  May 09, 2017

Vessels indicated in this newsletter are subject to change.

Through this robust network, THE Alliance will offer a superior, reliable, efficient, and wide ranging product suite to shippers in the East/West lanes. The partners of THE Alliance will keep monitoring customers’ demand and will react to markets if needed.

Furthermore, the members of THE Alliance announced today a new and unique contingency plan in the unlikely event a member of THE Alliance suffers a bankruptcy. The five member lines will establish an independent trustee to manage funds to be used in the case there is insolvency within the group. It is envisioned that the fund will be used to continue alliance operations in the event of insolvency of one or more member lines. The independent trust fund shall safeguard that customers’ cargo on board of the affected members’ ships will be carried to the port of destination. “Customers’ reaction to the incident last summer showed a clear demand for such a safety net and the partners of THE Alliance are proud to present the first contingency plan of its kind in liner shipping”.