THE Alliance

THE Alliance carriers -- Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, and Ocean Express Network (ONE) -- have been relocating their trans-Atlantic operations from Bremerhaven to Hamburg. The four weekly services involved -- AL1, AL2, AL3, and AL4 -- now connect northern Europe with the US East Coast and the US Gulf. 

The AL4 service effectively replaced the AX2 service that was part of the former G6 Alliance, which included Hapag-Lloyd. The new service added Mobile to the previous service’s rotation, which included the Gulf ports of Altamira and Veracruz in Mexico, and Houston and Mobile in the US. Mobile officials had been seeking a North Europe service to join an existing one operated by 2M Alliance partners Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co., and to balance the port’s expanding Asian business.

 

2M keeps Asia-Europe sailings while rivals cut
24 Jul 2019
The 2M Alliance is holding off on blanking sailings while rival alliances slash capacity through July and August in a bid to shore up slumping rates.
Zim, 2M deepen pact with new Asia-Gulf services
03 Jul 2019
Amid rising Asian imports into the Gulf Coast, two new services linking the regions that Zim Integrated Shipping Services will launch in August are expected to increase the cargo moved by the carrier with the 2M Alliance, strengthening the relationship as 2M prepares to lose market share due to the departure of HMM.
Peak season capacity slashed on Asia-Europe
03 Jul 2019
Another round of blank sailings has been announced, this time by the Ocean Alliance, as carriers sail into a decidedly uncertain peak season shipping period.
01 May 2019
Container carrier schedule reliability in the eastbound trans-Pacific has bounced back from record lows in early 2019 but still lags global on-time performance by quite a bit.
A container ship at sea.
12 Apr 2018
The April 1 launch of new carrier Ocean Network Express is experiencing booking delays in some jurisdictions as cargo from three carriers migrates to the new network.
27 Dec 2017
This is the second time in nine months congestion has affected operations at Shanghai ports.
08 Dec 2017
The capital injection from 257.7 million new common stock shares, at 10.18 New Taiwan dollar per share (about $0.34) is the third stage in the company’s recapitalization effort.
30 Nov 2017
Six months after the merger process started, UASC was integrated with German carrier Hapag-Lloyd.
28 Nov 2017
Independent container lines increased their combined market share as well as their total volume of imports in the third quarter.
27 Nov 2017
The cash infusion surpassed the company’s initial goal of raising $165 million.
15 Nov 2017
Yang Ming and HMM have said it is too early to confirm whether mega-ships will be included on their order books.