OCEAN Alliance Sets out Network

The first of many upcoming changes to the Carrier Alliance landscape was announced today with the  publication of the new service offering of the OCEAN Alliance.  For a review of the carrier makeup of each of the alliances please click here.    A link to access details of the Ocean Alliance is noted below.

OCEAN Alliance Sets Out Network
(Shanghai) – Members of the OCEAN Alliance, COSCO Container Lines, CMA CGM, Evergreen Line and Orient Overseas Container Line, today signed a document entitled the Day One Product, which sets out the proposed OCEAN Alliance’s network, including port rotation for each service loop.

The Day One network intends to deploy around 350 container vessels with an estimated total carrying capacity of 3.5 million TEUs to provide one of the most comprehensive service coverage in the market on the following trade lanes. The vessel deployment details for each service loop will be released around end of this November.

• 20 Transpacific services (estimated 160 port pairs, with 13 Asia – West Coast North America services, 7 Asia – East Coast North America and U.S. Gulf services)
• 6 Asia – Europe services (estimated 110 port pairs)
• 5 Asia – Mediterranean services (estimated 165 port pairs)
• 3 Transatlantic services (estimated 70 port pairs)
• 5 Asia – Middle East services (estimated 70 port pairs)
• 2 Asia – Red Sea services (estimated 35 port pairs)

The top priority of the OCEAN Alliance is service quality and schedule reliability. Customers will benefit from a competitive selection of sailing schedules and direct port pairs, fast transit times, and a highly efficient fleet of vessels to cater to the needs of today’s demanding and increasingly green global supply chains.  “The signing of the Day One Product marks an important step forward to show just how committed we are in developing the most competitive products to market and the high level of synergy and confidence we share in the partnership,” member carriers said in a statement.

At this time, the members of the OCEAN Alliance are pleased to inform that they have filed the Master Agreement (Alliance Agreement) to Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China and that the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) have expressed approval of the OCEAN Alliance. The OCEAN Alliance has also completed its EU self-assessment compliance review. The OCEAN Alliance is satisfied that its agreement and services are compliant with EU regulatory requirements, following satisfactory completion of a self-assessment of its activities under EU competition rules and discussions with the EU Commission.

Moving forward, the OCEAN Alliance will continue to work closely with all the authorities to ensure full compliance with applicable laws and regulations and secure the necessary regulatory approvals for the OCEAN Alliance to commence operations from April 1st 2017.

A full list of the services is noted below and a detailed review and route maps of OCEAN Alliance services can be accessed here.

DAY ONE Product:
20 Transpacific services (with 13 Asia – West Coast North America services):
9 Pacific Southwest services:
PSW1: Fuqing-Nansha-Hong Kong-Yantian-Xiamen-LGB/LAX-Oakland-Fuqing
PSW2: Tianjin-Qingdao-Shanghai-Prince Rupert-LGB/LAX-Oakland-Tianjin
PSW3: (AWE3)-Port Kelang-Singapore-Jakarta-Laem Chabang-Cai Mep-LGB/LAX-Oakland
-Hong Kong -(AWE3)
PSW4: Lianyungang-Shanghai-Ningbo-LGB/LAX-Seattle- Lianyungang
PSW5: Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-LGB/LAX-Oakland-Tokyo-Nagoya-Qingdao
PSW6: Kaohsiung-Cai Mep-Chiwan-Hong Kong-Yantian-Kaohsiung-LGB/LAX- Kaohsiung
PSW7: Taipei-Xiamen-Shekou-Yantian-LGB/LAX-Oakland-Taipei
PSW8: Yantian-Hong Kong-Kaohsiung-Taipei-LGB/LAX-Oakland-Tacoma- Kaohsiung -Yantian
PSW9: Ningbo-Shanghai-Pusan-LGB/LAX-Pusan-Ningbo
4 Pacific Northwest services:
PNW1: Yantian-Xiamen-Ningbo-Shanghai-Pusan-Seattle-Vancouver-Yokohama-Yantian
PNW2: (AWE1)-Singapore-Cai Mep-Hong Kong –Yantian-Shanghai-Ningbo-Prince Rupert-Vancouver-Qingdao-(AWE1)
PNW3: Hong Kong-Yantian-Kaohsiung-Shanghai-Ningbo-Tacoma-Vancouver-Tokyo-
Osaka-Qingdao-Hong Kong
PNW4: Chiwan-Hong Kong –Yantian-Kaohsiung-Vancouver-Seattle-Pusan-Kaohsiung-Chiwan
7 Asia – East Coast North America and U.S. Gulf services:
AWE1: (PNW2)-Qingdao-Ningbo-Shanghai-Pusan-New York-Boston-Norfolk-Singapore-(PNW2)
AWE2: Xiamen-Kaohsiung-Hong Kong-Yantian-Colon-New York-Baltimore-Norfolk-Xiamen
AWE3: (PSW3)-Hong Kong-Cai Mep-Singapore-Port Kelang-Colombo-Halifax-New York-Norfolk-Savannah-Port Kelang -(PSW3)
AWE4: Qingdao-Ningbo-Shanghai-Pusan-Colon-Savannah-Charleston-New York-Colon-Qingdao
AWE5: Hong Kong-Yantian-Ningbo-Shanghai-Colon-Norfolk-Savannah-Charleston-Hong Kong
AWE6: Hong Kong-Chiwan-Ningbo-Shanghai-Pusan-Houston-Mobile-Miami-Jacksonville-Singapore-Hong Kong
AWE7: Shanghai-Ningbo-Xiamen-Yantian-Houston-Mobile-Shanghai
6 Asia – Europe services:
NEU1: Shanghai-Ningbo-Xiamen-Yantian-SEA HUB-SUEZ Canal-Felixstowe-Rotterdam-Baltic Port(s)*-Felixstowe-SUEZ Canal-SEA HUB-Yantian-Shanghai
NEU2: Tianjin-Dalian-Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-SEA HUB-SUEZ Canal-Rotterdam-Hamburg-
Antwerp-SUEZ Canal-Shanghai-Tianjin
NEU3: Ningbo-Shanghai-Hong Kong-Nansha-Shekou-SEA HUB-SUEZ Canal-Piraeus-Antwerp-
Felixstowe-Hamburg-Rotterdam-Southampton*-Piraeus-SUEZ Canal-SEA HUB-Hong Kong-Ningbo
NEU4: Tianjin-Pusan-Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-Yantian-SEA HUB-SUEZ Canal-Tangier-Southampton-
Dunkirk-Hamburg-Rotterdam-Zeebrugge-Le Havre-SUEZ Canal-Khor Fakkan-SEA HUB-Xiamen-Tianjin
NEU5: Shanghai-Ningbo-Yantian-Cai Mep-SEA HUB-SUEZ Canal-Le Havre-Rotterdam-Hamburg-
Antwerp-Le Havre-Malta-SUEZ Canal-Jeddah-Nansha-Shanghai
NEU6: Kaohsiung-Ningbo-Shanghai-Taipei-Yantian-Colombo-SUEZ Canal-Rotterdam-Felixstowe-
Hamburg-Rotterdam-SUEZ Canal-Colombo-Kaohsiung
5 Asia – Mediterranean services:
MED1: Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-Kaohsiung-Hong Kong-Yantian-SEA HUB-SUEZ Canal-Piraeus-La Spezia-Genoa-Fos-Valencia-Piraeus -SUEZ Canal-Jeddah-Colombo-SEA HUB-Hong Kong-Qingdao
MED2:Qingdao-Pusan-Shanghai-Ningbo-Xiamen-Nansha-Yantian-SEA HUB-SUEZ Canal-Malta-Valencia-Barcelona-Fos-Genoa-Malta -Beirut-SUEZ Canal-Jebel Ali-SEA HUB-Xiamen-Qingdao
MED3: Pusan-Shanghai-Ningbo-Kaohsiung-Chiwan-SEA HUB-SUEZ Canal-Port Said -Beirut-Iskenderun-Istanbul Evyap (Izmit)-Istanbul Ambarli (Avcilar)-Constanza-Odessa-Istanbul Ambarli (Avcilar) -Piraeus -SUEZ Canal-SEA HUB-Pusan
MED4: Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-Taipei-Yantian-Shekou-SEA HUB-SUEZ Canal-Ashdod-Haifa-Alexandria-Piraeus-SUEZ Canal-Jeddah-SEA HUB-Shekou-Kaohsiung-Qingdao
MED5: Shanghai-Ningbo-Pusan-Chiwan-SEA HUB-SUEZ Canal-Malta-Rijeka-Koper-Trieste -Venice-
Koper -Malta -Damietta -SUEZ Canal-Jeddah-SEA HUB-Chiwan-Shanghai
3 Transatlantic services:
TAT1: Malta-Livorno-Genoa-Fos-Barcelona-Valencia-Lisbon-New York-Norfolk-Savannah-
TAT2: Southampton-Antwerp-Rotterdam-Bremerhaven-Le Havre-New York-Norfolk-Savannah-Charleston-Southampton
TAT3: Le Havre-Antwerp-Rotterdam-Bremerhaven-Charleston-Savannah-Miami-Veracruz-Altamira
-Houston-New Orleans-Miami-Le Havre
5 Asia – Middle East services:
MEA1: Tianjin-Dalian -Pusan Shanghai -Ningbo-Chiwan-Singapore-Khor Al Fakkan-Jebel Ali-Bandar Abbas-Sohar -Port Kelang -Singapore –Shekou-Tianjin
MEA2: Qingdao-Shanghai-Ningbo-Chiwan-Singapore-Jebel Ali-Dammam-Jubail-Abu Dhabi-
MEA3: Lianyungang-Qingdao-Ningbo-Hong Kong –Shekou-Singapore-Jebel Ali-Bahrain-Dammam-Jubail-Port Kelang- Lianyungang
MEA4: Shanghai-Ningbo-Taipei-Shekou-Tanjung Pelepas-Colombo-Jebel Ali-Bandar Abbas-Port Kelang -Laem Chabang*-Hong Kong-Shanghai
MEA5: Shanghai-Ningbo-Nansha-Singapore-Jebel Ali-Abu Dhabi-Dammam-Singapore-Nansha-Shanghai
2 Asia – Red Sea services:
RES1: Shanghai-Ningbo-Taipei-Xiamen-Shekou-SEA HUB-Jeddah-Sokhna-Aqaba-Jeddah-SEA HUB
RES2: Shanghai-Ningbo-Chiwan-SEA HUB-Djibouti-Jeddah-Aqaba-Port Sudan-Djibouti-SEA HUB


We will continue to update members as we lean more about each of the Alliances and their product offerings.  Please contact the Gemini team with any question you may have.

Best regards,
Gemini Shippers Group.