Carriers Announce Cancellation of Sailings After Chinese New Year

Container line alliances have announced a host of sailing cancellations in the post Chinese New Year period , the Journal of Commerce reports.

The Chinese New Year of the Rooster begins on January 28th in 2017. The 2M Alliance of Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co., and the G6 Alliance carriers APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line, are blanking several sailings on the major east-west trades.

The 2M Alliance will blank the following sailings.

Asia-North Europe and Asia-Mediterranean:

AE5 service, Margrethe Maersk westbound, Xingang, Jan. 30. Eastbound, Hamburg, March 12.
AE6 service, Maersk Evora westbound, Yokohama, Jan. 29. Eastbound, Antwerp, March 6.
AE2, service, cancelled sailing westbound, Xingang, Feb. 5. Eastbound, Felixstowe, March 13.
AE1, service, MSC Mirjam westbound, Ningbo, Feb. 12. Eastbound, Hamburg, March 20.
AE2, service, MSC Mirja westbound, Xingang, Feb. 12. Eastbound, Felixstowe, March 20.
AE5, service, MSC Sveva westbound, Xingang, Feb. 13. Eastbound, Hamburg, March 26.

Asia-US East Coast:

TP12 service, MSC Giselle eastbound Singapore, Jan. 30. Westbound, Norfolk, March 12.
TP10 service, Grasmere Maersk eastbound, Qingdao, Feb 9. Westbound, Savannah, March 14.

Asia-US West Coast:

TP8 service, Arthur Maersk northbound, Singapore, Jan. 28. Southbound, Long Beach, March. 25.
TP3 service, MSC Rania northbound, Nansha. Southbound, Long Beach, Feb. 24.
TP8 service, Maersk Santana northbound, Singapore. Southbound, Long Beach, March 4.
TP9 service, E.R.Los Angeles northbound, Nansha. Southbound, Prince Rupert, Feb. 28.
TP3 service, MSC Lisa northbound, Nansha. Southbound, Long Beach, Mar 3.
TP3 service, Kaethe P northbound, Nansha. Southbound, Long Beach, Mar 10.

The G6 Alliance will withdraw the following sailings.

Asia-Europe and Asia-Mediterranean:

Loop 5, OOCL Berlin westbound, ETA Kwangyang, Feb. 3, Week 5. Eastbound, ETA, Le Havre, March 10, Week 10.

Loop 7, MOL Quasar westbound, ETA Qingdao, Feb. 6, Week 6. Eastbound, ETA Rotterdam, March 13, Week 11.

EUM service, Hyundai Victory westbound, ETA Pusan, Feb. 5, Week 6. Eastbound, ETA Genoa, March 8, Week 10.

Asia-US:

South China 1 (SC1), ETA Xiamen, Feb. 1, Week 5 Eastbound, and ETA Los Angeles, Feb. 20, Week 8, westbound. Service resumes with APL Houston (AHS) 022E/W, ETA Xiamen, Feb. 8, Week 6, eastbound, and ETA Los Angeles, Feb 27, Week 9, westbound.

Central China 4 (CC4), ETA Shanghai, Feb. 10, Week 6, eastbound, and ETA Los Angeles, Feb. 26, Week 9, westbound. Service resumes with APL Minnesota (MIE) 053E/W, ETA Shanghai, Feb. 17, Week 7, eastbound, and ETA Los Angeles, March 5, Week 10, westbound.

Singapore Vietnam Express (SVS), ETA Hong Kong, Feb. 10, Week 6, eastbound, and ETA Norfolk, March 13, Week 11, westbound. Service resumes with ZIM Los Angeles (ZLG) 048E/W, ETA Hong Kong, Feb. 17, Week 7, eastbound, and ETA Norfolk, March 20, Week 12, westbound.

Please be guided accordingly. If you have any questions please contact RCL Agencies at 973-779-5900.