G6 Alliance

The G6 Alliance members are APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, MOL, NYK Line and Orient Overseas Container Line. Like the 2M Alliance and CKYHE Alliance, the G6 Alliance is a vessel-sharing agreement that allows container lines to achieve economies of scale and better cope with periods of slack demand. The G6 Alliance will cease operation in 2017 as its members enter new agreements. 

23 Jun 2016
The 2M Alliance might be getting a third member.
14 Sep 2015
The G6 Alliance has announced another raft of canceled sailings on Asia-Europe in October and November as carriers face a poor final quarter on the battered trade lane that will round off a dismal second half.
26 Aug 2015
The G6 Alliance is starting a new service from Asia to Sweden, a sign that there are some bright spots on the ailing Asia-Europe trade lane.
25 Aug 2015
The G6 Alliance has withdrawn two more sailings on the Asia-Europe trade as the alliance has blanked 16 sailings in the past three months to staunch the bleeding in the trade’s freight rates.
18 Aug 2015
The G6 Alliance Tuesday announced it is axing four more Asia-Europe sailings just days after Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Co. said they will drop one of their joint services on the troubled route that is facing declining demand and slumping freight rates.
05 Aug 2015
The idle containership fleet is continuing to grow amid a muted peak-shipping season and an increasing number of cancelled sailings on the Asia-Europe route, according to industry analyst Alphaliner.
APL container ship docked at Port of Oakland, June 2015
07 Jul 2015
APL announced Monday that its PA2 service from North Asia will skip calls to the Port of Oakland through the end of July because of the port’s congestion problems.
07 Jul 2015
The G6 Alliance will cancel another four Asia-Europe sailings in July and August in the latest indication that carriers do not expect much of a peak season this year.