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G6 Alliance implements Asia-Europe Winter Program

Members of the G6 Alliance have announced the withdrawal of eight Asia-Europe sailings from late October 2013 to February 2014, in response to expected low demand over the winter season. The void sailings will be made on the following services:

Asia – North Europe services

  • Loop 7 service in Week 44 (ETA Qingdao 28 October 2013)
  • Loop 4 service in Week 47 (ETA Ningbo 22 November 2013)
  • Loop 6 service in Week 48 (ETA Kaohsiung 25 November 2013)
  • Loop 1 service in Week 1, 2014 (ETA Kobe 4 January 2014)
  • Loop 6 service in Week 7, 2014 (ETA Kaohsiung 10 February 2014)

Asia – Mediterranean services

  • EUM service in Week 44 (ETA Pusan 27 October 2013)
  • EUM service in Week 48 (ETA Pusan 24 November 2013)
  • EUM service in Week 7, 2014 (ETA Pusan 9 February 2014)

The G6 Alliance continues to offer a variety of services between the Far East and Europe covering all major port pairs with weekly sailings, and to make service adjustments where necessary.

The G6 Alliance members are: APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line.

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