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. 


Midyear Trucking Report: Is a Rally or Retreat Ahead?
Aug 25, 2016 2:00PM EDT
OOCL, its G6 Alliance partners and other ocean carriers can't seem to find the magic formula needed to bring trans-Pacifc capacity in line with demand.
22 Jul 2016
Container lines in the eastbound trans-Pacific this week were unable to hold on to their rate increases of last week.
07 Dec 2015
CMA CGM plans to bring NOL’s liner division APL into the O3 Alliance that the carrier operates in with China Shipping and United Arab Shipping Co., the France-based line’s vice chairman Rodolphe Saadé said.
04 Nov 2015
NYK Line hopes its diverse array of business lines will help the company overcome the plunge in rates caused by overcapacity hitting the industry and has no plans to back away from its mega-ship orders.
22 Oct 2015
G6 Alliance carriers have suspended a trans-Atlantic service, the latest sign liners are pulling back capacity after spot rates hit the lowest level in more than a year. The move follows the downgrading of a trans-Atlantic service by members of the 2M Alliance.
20 Oct 2015
The G6 Alliance plans to omit sailings from Asia to the Mediterranean and North Europe in November and December in response to expected low demand.
30 Sep 2015
Carriers in the G6 Alliance have announced new sailing cuts in services from Asia, this time to both the U.S. East and West coasts from late October as the container shipping heads into the slow season.
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The G6 Alliance has withdrawn two more sailings on the Asia-Europe trade as the alliance has blanked 16 sailings in the past three months to staunch the bleeding in the trade’s freight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.