We have signed an agreement with Maersk for a new long-term operational partnership called the “Gemini Cooperation” that will start on February 2025. We have therefore given notice to end THE Alliance membership at the end of January 2025.
The "Gemini Cooperation" will cover the main East-West Trades
The "Gemini Cooperation" will cover seven global (sub)trades and offer 26 mainline services. The network will be centered around 12 key hub ports (10 owned and/or controlled terminals and two highly efficient operations in Singapore and Cartagena). In addition, we will run 32 dedicated regional shuttle services to and from these key hubs to ensure seamless connections to many major ports. The fleet of our new partnership will consist of some 290 modern and efficient vessels with an overall standing capacity of 3.4 million TEU, many ready to adopt cleaner fuels.
The partnership will bring tangible benefits to our customers
We are entering into this partnership to improve the quality of the operational service that we provide you. In partnership with Maersk, we will create an interconnected ocean network that offers you:
With this partnership, we expect to build something new that we believe will enable us generating even more value for our customers by pairing our Hapag-Lloyd customer service with much higher operational quality in a robust and resilient network. We remain fully focused on liner shipping and the closely connected terminal and inland operations, and therefore, we have no intention to become a logistics integrator. We do believe, however, that with Maersk we have found a like-minded partner who shares our passion for quality and sustainability.
We remain fully dedicated to serving you and your supply chains seamlessly throughout 2024 and will honor our existing agreements with you beyond February 2025. We will continue to work as a full member of THE Alliance over the coming year and be a trustworthy partner for our customers, vendors, and others. The transition to our new operational collaboration will be carefully planned and prepared throughout 2024. We are committed to ensuring a seamless transition, ensuring that meeting your requirements is our top priority. We will keep you regularly updated with more details about the Gemini Cooperation and our new, future schedules.