French container shipping company CMA CGM announced the launch of the Ocean Alliance Day 3 Product, along with its partners in the Ocean Alliance, COSCO Shipping, OOCL, and Evergreen. A total of 330 ships will be deployed under the new service, which is expected to start from April 2019.
Ocean Alliance with Yang Ming and major terminal operators initiated a blockchain consortium in order to establish a digital platform. Τhe pilot project will consist an application which will allow shippers to digitize and organize their dangerous goods documents and automatically connect with relevant parties to streamline the approval process. The application is scheduled to be available in December 2018.
THE Alliance, comprising the Japanese venture ONE, German Hapag-Lloyd, and Chinese Yang Ming, will cooperate with members of The Ocean Alliance, China Cosco Shipping, French giant CMA CGM, and Chinese OOCL, to enhance their Mediterranean-US East Coast service AL6 (Atlantic 6).
The second phase of the network will roll out more than 40 services by deploying approximately 340 container ships with an estimated total carrying capacity of 3.6 million TEUs, to form a number of improvements in various areas including service coverage, port pair connections, transit times, schedule reliability and operational efficiency.
The weekly Ocean Alliance NEU4 service, operated by French-based CMA-CGM, will link the port of Zeebrugge with the Asian ports of Tianjin, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, and Yantian, China, as well as Busan, Korea. The connection marked a start with the first call of the “APL Changi”, to the port, on May 16th.
Eurogate announced that Ocean Alliance is getting ready for its first scheduled call at Eurogate Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven. The “OOCL Tianjin” will tie up for the first time on the Ocean Alliance NEU1 service, on 13 May 2017.
Xeneta issued a survey on the competence between big shipping alliances and smaller lines, stating that, in the current economic conditions, there aren’t many shipping lines that can operate entirely on their own, as they cannot provide the required coverage all by themselves, so they enter shipping alliances. However, there must be ways that smaller lines can also offer value.
Xeneta has issued infographic focusing on the mega Ocean Alliance which is due to start operating in April 2017. In particular, CMA-CGM will lead the alliance, made up of China Cosco Shipping, Evergreen Line, and Orient Overseas Container Line, that will offer 40 services on the east-west trades with 498 port calls.
In April 2017, APL will join the league of the container shipping lines in the OCEAN Alliance. As one of the five main carriers of the Alliance, APL has said that is set to bring unparalleled coverage extending across all major east-west trades in the world
Video illustrates the Ocean Alliance service which offers 17 services on the Asian-Northern Europe, Mediterranean, Red Sea and Middle Eastern trades, and 23 services on the North American trades.
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