SINGAPORE, 3 September 2012: 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 and Europe until further notice.
The last sailing for Loop 3 will be OOCL Hamburg departing from Shanghai on October 6. All ports will be covered by other services.
The G6 Alliance will continue offering a variety of services between the Far East and Europe covering all major port pairs with weekly sailings. The market environment will be closely monitored for the resumption of the Loop 3 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.
APL is a global container shipping business offering more than 80 weekly services and more than 500 calls at more than 140 ports worldwide. It combines world-class intermodal operations with leading-edge IT and e-commerce. APL is a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), global shipping and logistics company. APL Web site: www.apl.com