CKYHE Alliance Members Reshuffle their Far East – West Coast North America Routes
Hanjin is taking slots on Evergreen’s new CPS service (see news: Evergreen reshuffles its North Pacific services). Hanjin will start taking slots on the 8,070 TEU vessel HATSU CRYSTAL on 22nd May and brands the service QNX. The service deploys 6 vessels on a 7 day-frequency.
In the general reshuffling that the Far East – West Coast North America corridor is going through and the re- arrangement of alliances, Evergreen maintains slots on CSCL 's revamped AAC service and also brands it AAC. The service modifies its port rotation, as Busan is removed from the rotation in May. Additionally the service will phase in 4 new 10,000 TEU new buildings from CSCL. This will give a total of 6 vessels that will operate on a 7 day-frequency. The weekly service capacity will increase from 8,500 TEU in March to 10,000 in June
AAC’s vessels that are replaced by the new buildings will be re-employed in a new CSCL service named AAS2. Evergreen and Yang Ming Marine will take slots on this service and brands it AAS2 and AS2 respectively. The service will deploy 6 vessels on a weekly frequency. The service will be inaugurated by the 8,530 TEU vessel Xin Da Yang Zhou on 23rd May from Xiamen.
The SEA/CALCO C service that is jointly operated by Cosco and K Line will see modifications to its port rotation and service capacity. The ports of Nansha and Prince Rupert will be removed whilst Yantian (2nd call) will be added to the port rotation. The service will continue deploying 6 vessels on a weekly frequency, however the average weekly service capacity is strongly reduced. Smaller vessels with capacities between 5,500 to 6,000 TEU will replace the 6 currently deployed vessels of 9,000 TEU to 13,000 TEU. The weekly service capacity is therefore expected to decrease from 10,625 in April to 5,780 in June. Hanjin ('SCP'), WAN HAI ('CALCO C'), Yang Ming Marine ('PS1') and PIL ('CT2') are taking slots on the service. Hanjin rebrands this service SCP and Wan Hai re- brands it CALCO C instead of SEA.
The vessels that were deployed on CALCO C are expected to phase into Evergreen’s HTW service. Coscon joins the service as an operator and provides 5 of the 6 deployed vessels. Coscon starts participation on 16th May with the 10,020 TEU vessel COSCO TAICANG. Evergreen’s fleet that previously sailed on the service joins the CPS service (see above). As a consequence of these changes, the weekly service capacity is expected to increase from 8,000 TEU in April to 11,900 TEU by the end of June. Furthermore the service modifies its port rotation as Oakland is removed from the rotation on 30th May.
CPS: Qingdao - Shanghai - Ningbo - Los Angeles - Oakland - Tokyo – Qingdao
AAC: Qingdao - Lianyungang - Shanghai - Ningbo - Los Angeles - Oakland - Qingdao.
AAS2: Xiamen - Nansha - Hong Kong - Yantian (Shenzhen) - Busan - Los Angeles - Oakland – Xiamen
SEA/CALCO C: Hong Kong - Yantian (Shenzhen) - Xiamen - Long Beach - Yantian (Shenzhen) (new) - Hong Kong
HTW: Taipei - Xiamen - Hong Kong - Yantian (Shenzhen) - Los Angeles – Taipei