The G6 Alliance today announced that it will maintain the current five-loop product structure for its Asia-North Europe service in 2013.
“We anticipate the current supply and demand balance will continue and we will not be reinstating the Loop 3 Asia-Europe service,” said members of the alliance in a joint statement. The Loop 3 service was suspended in October 2012 as part of the winter program.
The G6 Alliance will continue offering services between the Far East and Europe covering all major ports with weekly sailings. Adjustments have also been made to the group’s other services to accommodate port calls from the Loop 3 service.
The G6 Alliance members are APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, MOL, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line.