The G6 Alliance members APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Orient Overseas Container Line have announced they will be restructuring their loop 4 and loop 7 between Asia and Europe.
The carriers have added a call to Gdansk and dropped a westbound call to Port Said on their Loop 7 service with the June 20 sailing of the Hong Kong Express from Qingdao. The revised port rotation of Loop 7 is Qingdao, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Yantian, Singapore, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Gdansk, Southampton, Singapore, Yantian and Qingdao.
In turn, Loop 4 will add the westbound Port Said call dropped from Loop 7 with the July 3 sailing of the Shanghai Express from Ningbo. The revised port rotation of Loop 4 will be Ningbo, Shanghai, Yantian, Singapore, Port Said, Le Havre, Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Port Said, Jeddah, Singapore, Hong Kong and Ningbo.
The G6 Alliance does not currently have any other services currently calling Gdansk. The AE10/Silk service, operated by 2M Alliance members Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company, is the only other service with direct connections between Gdansk and any ports in Asia.
Loop 7 – Additional call to Gdansk
The Loop 7 service will be extended to serve the Baltic market with the addition of a direct port call to Gdansk.
New port rotation: Qingdao – Shanghai (Yangshan) – Hong Kong – Yantian – Singapore – Rotterdam – Hamburg– Gdansk – Southampton – Singapore – Yantian – Qingdao
Effective voyage: Hong Kong Express HGX 011W27, ETA Qingdao 29 June 2015, ETA Gdansk 10 August 2015
Loop 4 – Serving Port Said westbound
The Loop 4 service will be adjusted to serve the Port Said westbound call.
New port rotation: Ningbo – Shanghai (Yangshan) –Yantian – Singapore – Port Said – Le Havre – Southampton – Hamburg – Rotterdam – Port Said – Jeddah – Singapore – Hong Kong – Ningbo
Effective voyage: Shanghai Express HAI 011W27, ETA Ningbo 3 July 2015