THE Alliance

Alliance Company

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.

23 Dec 2020
Unprecedented trans-Pacific volumes and steadily growing exports of petrochemicals, agricultural products, and resins have prompted members of THE Alliance to launch a new direct service between Asia and the US Gulf.
07 Jul 2017
Japan's three major carriers have officially formed the One Network Express in Tokyo.
06 Jul 2017
“We see lots of changes in terms of networks and ports of call and there is some impact on rates.”
05 Jul 2017
The notes will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
03 Jul 2017
Japan's three major carriers say the new joint venture liner shipping company is ready to be established.
28 Jun 2017
Hapag-Lloyd has been taken off Standard & Poor’s CreditWatch.
22 Jun 2017
The Taiwanese carrier announced the recapitalization plan in late 2016.
22 Jun 2017
The decision comes just days before the new joint venture Ocean Network Express was expected to be formed.
16 Jun 2017
Maersk Line and Hapag-Lloyd will post sharply higher earnings this year.
09 Jun 2017
US lawmakers have introduced legislation that would expand the powers and the purse strings of the FMC to “oversee and intervene” on behalf of port service providers.
05 Jun 2017
German carrier Hapag-Lloyd has become the second liner operator this month to impose a booking cancellation fee after CMA CGM.
31 May 2017
The name of the joint venture container line that will be formed from the merger of Japan's three main carriers has been announced.
30 May 2017
The shareholders also approved the expansion of the company’s supervisory board.
30 May 2017
The market rebound will reverse the heavy deficit incurred in 2016.
26 May 2017
The opening of the elevated Bayonne Bridge in June is likely to bring change.
25 May 2017
Inland barges are facing long delays at the Rotterdam World Gateway Terminal.
24 May 2017
Hapag-Lloyd joins group of carriers that charge for refrigerated container gensets.
Hapag-Lloyd, UASC close merger
24 May 2017
“This is an important strategic milestone and a big step forward for Hapag-Lloyd.”
22 May 2017
Such a move already has support on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers have been weighing options to strengthen Federal Maritime Commission safeguards against collusion among carriers in the world’s three major VSAs.
12 May 2017
Hapag-Lloyd’s net loss widened in the first quarter.
11 May 2017
Yang Ming’s report of improving financial conditions comes a week after shares resumed trading on the Taiwan Stock Exchange on May 4.
11 May 2017
US East Coast ports are reporting a few of the operational hiccups their West Coast counterparts experienced via the new and enhanced global shipping alliances.
10 May 2017
If there was any sign of foul play, “we’d investigate,” the Federal Maritime Commission acting chairman Michael Khouri said at a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday.
10 May 2017
The Japanese lines may as well fast track their merger following the voting down of their proposed agreement by the FMC on jurisdictional grounds, as the new line is unlikely to be blocked.
04 May 2017
Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp, stock code 2609, is trading again on the Taiwan Stock Exchange after a two-week suspension.
03 May 2017
Legislators said their interest in the area has been piqued by a broader inquiry into possible collusion among carriers in the world’s three major vessel-sharing agreements.
28 Apr 2017
The House of Representatives — and soon the Senate, sources say — will hear the concerns of domestic tugboat operators.
28 Apr 2017
The next 12 months will be good for Japan's top three carriers that are predicting a profitable 2017/18 financial year.
26 Apr 2017
Trading in Yang Ming stock on the Taiwan Stock Exchange was suspended last week.
25 Apr 2017
Although the alliance changes that reshuffled carrier alliances from four to three took effect April 1, the impact is only slowly emerging on routes across the globe.
25 Apr 2017
There are signs potential negative effects of the new alliances on transshipment and tariffs may be overstated, according to the CEO of HPH Trust.
25 Apr 2017
Yang Ming has managed to beat the market on the trans-Pacific eastbound in the first quarter as the carrier tries to restore shipper confidence following its recent share trading suspension.
25 Apr 2017
There is not yet any resolution to the Shanghai congestion, but vessel berthing delays are showing a slight improvement.
21 Apr 2017
Shipper concerns over the financial viability of the carriers they use has heightened after Hanjn Shipping collapsed last year.
21 Apr 2017
The prospect of cargo being rolled at Shanghai's choked Yangshan terminals has been raised by forwarder Kuehne + Nagel.
20 Apr 2017
Mobile officials had been seeking a North Europe service.