THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for August 2020

The members of THE Alliance would like to update the service adjustments in August to reflect the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global shipping market. The details of service updates are listed below:

Asia and North Europe

Maintain current 4 loops - FP1/FP2/FE2/FE3 weekly sailings with FE4 temporary suspension.

Asia and the Mediterranean

Week 32 – MD1 void
Week 34 – MD2 and MD3 void
Week 35 – MD1 void

Transpacific – West Coast

Week 33 – PS3, PN3 and PN4 void
Week 34 – PS5 void
Week 35 – PS3, PN3 and PN4 void

Transpacific – East Coast (via Panama and Suez canals)

EC3 will remain merged with EC1 except for week 33

Asia and Middle East

Week 32 – AG2 void
AG1 will remain merged with AG3


Week 32 – AL4 void
Week 33 – AL1 void

THE Alliance will continue to closely monitor the market situation and respond efficiently by restructuring their service scheme to meet market demand. As always, the members of THE Alliance would like to thank their respected customers for their kind understanding and continuous support during these unpredictable times. Let us stand strong and get through these hard times together.

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About Hapag-Lloyd
With a fleet of 248 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 1.7 million TEU, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world's leading liner shipping companies. The Company has around 13,000 employees and 394 offices in 129 countries. Hapag-Lloyd has a container capacity of approximately 2.6 million TEU – including one of the largest and most modern fleets of reefer containers. A total of 122 liner services worldwide ensure fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports on all the continents. Hapag-Lloyd is one of the leading operators in the Transatlantic, Middle East, Latin America and Intra-America trades.


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