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. 

The financial benefits of a merger between Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company could begin to materialize for both liners as soon as next year.
26 Aug 2016
Hapag-Lloyd shareholders Friday paved the way to a merger with United Arab Shipping Company and creation of the world’s fifth-largest container shipping line.
02 Mar 2016
China Cosco Shipping and CMA CGM are hoping to form a new alliance with OOCL, Evergreen Line, and Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, according to sources in the Chinese shipping industry. CMA CGM strongly denied it was seeking an alliance with the carriers.
16 Feb 2016
CMA CGM and Cosco are leading efforts to create a new vessel-sharing alliance that could include Evergreen Line and OOCL and would shake up three of the four major east-west carrier groupings, the Alphaliner newsletter reported.
13 Jan 2016
The G6 Alliance has announced a series of withdrawn sailings on the Asia-North Europe and Mediterranean trades for the post-Chinese new Year period when it is expecting demand to be weak.
16 Dec 2015
To mitigate service disruptions caused by potential consolidation, APL, CMA CGM, China Shipping Container Lines and Cosco could elect to participate in more than one major alliance during a transition phase, Federal Maritime Commissioner William Doyle said last week.
11 Dec 2015
Carriers in the G6 Alliance said they expect the alliance’s membership to remain intact through 2016 while CMA CGM seeks regulatory approval of its $2.4 billion acquisition of the parent company of G6 member APL.
08 Dec 2015
CMA CGM’s plans to bring APL into the O3 Alliance once the NOL acquisition is done has put the spotlight on the G6 Alliance and what the loss of its Singapore-based member would mean.
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.